Pet license

You have until December 31 of the previous year to renew your pet's licence for the current year. An administrative fee of $ 20 will be added to the cost of each license sold after March 31 of each year. These costs are not applicable to newly acquired animals (maximum three months), and only upon proof of purchase.

Your pet and city living

The municipal by-law allows a maximum of four pets, all types combined, per household.

Avoid problems, get your license!

If you comply with this by-law, you will avoid the penalties. Otherwise, you will receive a fine that ranges from $100 to $1,000, in addition to the administrative fees. Consult the by-law 183-2005 (in French only) for more information.

Does your cat or dog have its license?

Owners are responsible for registering each of their animals by getting them licences, which are valid from January 1 to December 31 of that year. One of the benefits of registering your pet is that it will be easier to find in case it gets lost. Each licence costs $40. However, if you can prove that your pet has been spayed/neutered, you get a $10 discount off this price.

Ville de Gatineau has mandated the Outaouais Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to sell these licences. You can get one at any of the following locations:

  • through the Outaouais SPCA's Web site at:;
  • at one of the Outaouais' two service points:
    • 132 rue de Varennes (Gatineau sector), which is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.;
    • 420 boulevard Wilfrid-Lavigne (Place-Lavigne shopping centre in the Aylmer sector), which is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • by mail at:
    SPCA de l'Outaouais
    P.O. Box 82122
    Gatineau QC  J8T 8B6;
  • at the five Gatineau service centres (only cash will be accepted):
    • Aylmer sector:
      115 rue Principale
      Gatineau QC J9H 3M2
    • Buckingham sector:
      515 rue Charles
      Gatineau QC J8L 2K4
    • Gatineau sector:
      144 boulevard de l'Hôpital
      Gatineau QC J8T 7S7
    • Hull sector:
      775 boulevard de la Carrière
      Gatineau QC J8Y 6V1
    • Masson-Angers sector:
      57 chemin de Montréal Est
      Gatineau QC J8M 1K3
  • at certain veterinary hospitals or clinics around the region.
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