Get Involved - Public Information Centre on Animal Control & Pet Store Licensing
The Town of Newmarket is exploring changes to its current animal control by-law and the introduction of licensing pet stores and wants to hear from residents and stakeholders. Get involved and have your say at a Public Information Centre (PIC) on Animal Control and Pet Store Licensing on Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Municipal Office (395 Mulock Drive). Additional information is available on the News and Notice page.
An online survey regarding the Town's Animal Control & Pet Licensing is availabe until February 9, 2020.
Joint Animal Services
As of January 1, 2019, the Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket merged their animal services. This merger is a two-year pilot project, that will allow the three municipalities to work together to provide a higher level of animal services and extended coverage. Officers will work together to provide animal services coverage seven-days-a-week across the three municipalities. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) will still provide support to the municipalities to investigate concerns of animal neglect and abuse. This type of animal services partnership is the first of its kind in Ontario, as most municipalities manage animal control independently.
To make a call for Animal Services for the Towns of, Aurora, Georgina, or Newmarket please contact us toll-free at 1-877-979-PAWS. You may also contact Animal Services directly through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you own a dog/cat in the Town of Newmarket, you are required to license them each year. You can license your dog/cat online, over the phone, by mail, or in-person. Animal licensing in Newmarket is managed by DocuPet Inc. Visit newmarket.docupet.com to license your dog/cat and learn more about their Lost Pet System and local DocuPet Rewards Program that are included with your pet license.
It is our responsibility to provide a safe community for our citizens and their pets. Licencing plays an important role in our ability to fulfill this responsibility. A license allows animal control to identify your dog/cat, get in touch with you and make decisions that are in the best interest of your dog/cat should it become lost or injured.