More Petawawa pets will get home safely thanks to new animal services initiative


Posted on Thursday January 23, 2020

Partnership with DocuPet means that all pet licenses now come with the free HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service

Petawawa – Licensing dogs and cats in Petawawa just became easier, modernized, and more valuable for everyone.

The Town of Petawawa is delighted to launch their new Membership Program, powered by DocuPet’s world-leading pet profile, lost pet, and licensing platform. Pet owners now get free access to DocuPet’s HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service, and beautiful designer tags linked to a secure online profile when they license their dogs and cats with the Town, by accessing

The Town of Petawawa does not license pets on the Garrison’s North and South Town Sites.

“Running an effective pet identification program is incredibly important for the welfare of pets. Keeping lost pets out of shelters and returning them to their parents is our priority at DocuPet. Over the past six years, we have helped thousands of lost pets get back home, but there is still the same joy in the office every time we get the news that we have another success story. We are really looking forward to helping pets in Petawawa get home safe,” said Grant Goodwin, CEO of DocuPet.

“Pet licenses are really important for the provision of animal welfare and public safety here in Petawawa,” added Mayor Bob Sweet. “Properly identified dogs and cats are much more likely to be returned home safely.”

Proper and efficient identification of pets is a core method for protecting their welfare. Without proper identification and easily accessible information, pets will end up in a shelter if they go missing. Low licensing compliance is a real problem, both for Animal Protection teams and for the pets themselves. Across North America, an average of only 13 per cent of pets are licensed, despite by-laws requiring it in most municipalities, including the Town of Petawawa.

The DocuPet solution will streamline the process for all involved. It will also encourage pet owners to register their dogs and cats and get their new HomeSafe™-enabled tags.

Revenues from the program will be used to help support important animal-related initiatives, and the included HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service means more dogs and cats will get home should they become lost.

Pet owners can learn more, license and renew their pet licenses online at, or over the phone at 1-855-249-1370. Licensing by mail and in person is also available.

About DocuPet: DocuPet provides the most advanced pet licensing program in North America, driving bylaw compliance while reducing municipal costs and providing value to pet owners.

DocuPet launched its first municipal pet licensing program in 2014. Since that time, DocuPet has partnered with more than 35 communities. Its offices are in Kingston, Ontario.

In the last year, DocuPet boosted licence sales by an average of more than 85 per cent in the communities it serves, and helped return hundreds of lost pets to their owners..