Dog Licensing

Dog Tag Application

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Dog Tags

Effective January 1, 2022, you are no longer required to purchase a dog tag from the City of Woodstock.

The requirement of pet owners to identify their dog will now be the responsibility of the pet owner.  Each owner is to obtain their own tag with owner contact information clearly displayed or microchip for their dog. 

Municipal Code Chapter 212 will continue to contain provisions requiring identification and continue to establish fines for those who do not meet the requirements. 

Pet owners can easily purchase a personalized tag with their phone number printed on it, either online or at a local pet store, obtain a tag from their vet, or have their animal microchipped in order to meet the by-law requirements. 

Personalized tags also gives the person who finds a dog the option of contacting the owner directly to redeem the dog or calling Animal Control to have the dog picked up. 

If your dog is picked up by animal control without contact information when you redeem your pet, your information will be provided to the City of Woodstock.  You will have 30 days in which to prove to the City of Woodstock By-law department that you now compliant with Municipal Code Chapter 212 or be subject to a fine.  

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Clerks Department at 519-539-1291 or by email

Lost Dogs

Have you lost your dog? Have you found a dog wandering at large within the city boundaries? Find out more about how Animal Control is managed within the City of Woodstock.

Dog Park Rules

Henry Street Dog Park (400 Henry St.)

Roth Park Dog Park (UTRCA- 655 Highland Drive)

These parks are intended for leash free dog walking. Please remove your dog's leash after entering the park .

  • No food or toys are permitted in the off - leash area
  • Parents are strongly advised that this is not a suitable environment for small children
  • AII participants enter this park with the understanding that they are responsible for their dog(s) actions at all times
  • The City of Woodstock assumes no responsibility for any injuries or damages that might occur during the u se of this area
  • AII dogs over the age of 7 months must be spayed or neutered
  • No aggressive dogs , females in heat , puppies under 4 months of age , or ill dogs are permitted in the park
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the park without adult supervision
  • Dogs must be under control and in sight and voice control of their handler at all times
  • AII dog waste must be picked up and properly disposed off
  • Dogs using this area must be properly licensed and have all vaccinations current and up to date

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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