Municipal Licensing & Standards

Animal Services

Toronto Animal Services (TAS) encourages safe and enjoyable communities for both people and pets. TAS promotes responsible pet ownership, encourages voluntary compliance with animal-related laws, promotes pet adoption and pet licensing and microchipping.



Get rewarded for licensing your pet!

License your pet and automatically become a  member of the City of Toronto’s BluePaw program. You will receive exclusive offers and discounts on pet-related products and services.

What's new



The Chip Truck

The Chip Truck offers City of Toronto pet licences and microchips for only $25 for cats and $35 for dogs. If you have a current City of Toronto dog or cat licence, you can get your pet microchipped for only $10. 


April 3 to 5
Canadian Pet Expo at the International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Bring Your Pets! -



Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Program

We sterilize and ear tip feral cats from managed colonies. Cats are returned to their original colony locations by their caretakers after they have recovered from surgery. Learn more here.


Animal Enforcement

Toronto Animal Services promotes the health and safety of people, pets and animals living together in Toronto communities through bylaw enforcement and mobile response.


Animal Shelters

Toronto Animal Services' four shelters are clean, busy and often happy places where people can find a new companion or be reunited with a lost pet.