Renew Dog Licences By Feb. 1 For Discounted Rates

Port Coquitlam dog owners have until Feb. 1 to get a $15 discount on their dog’s 2022 licence.

Dog licences are required for all dogs age six months and up in Port Coquitlam, with fees helping to pay for services such as sheltering and adoption of strays, and bylaw enforcement related to dogs at large, dog bites, excessive barking, aggressive dogs, and dog waste in public spaces.

Before or on Feb. 1, 2022 licences cost $32 if the dogs are spayed or neutered pets ($80 if the dog is unspayed or unneutered).

How to get a new dog licence:

  • Go to to complete an online application form. A staff member will review the form and contact you for payment. Please note discount will be applied until end of day Feb. 1.
  • Visit Port Coquitlam City Hall at 2580 Shaughnessy St. to apply in person and to pay by credit card, cheque or debit.

How to renew a dog licence:

  • Go to to renew an existing licence online by credit card.
  • Visit City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy St., to renew and pay by credit card, cheque or debit.
  • Drop off the renewal form and cheque (no cash) in the secure 24-hour drop box at the main entrance at City Hall.
  • Pay through your bank. To add the City as a payee, search for Port Coquitlam and select Dogs. Some banks will require the numbers 103 in front of the account number. Please note, the payment must arrive at the City by Feb. 1 to qualify for the discount, and banks may take several business days to process online payments.

For more information about dog licences, visit or contact or 604-927-5425.

Try These Spots to Take Your Dog Off-leash

Port Coquitlam offers dog owners a variety of designated off-leash spaces.

The two fenced options are the Downtown Off-Leash Dog Area on Maple Street and Bury Avenue, and the larger Shaughnessy Park Off-leash Dog Area in the 3300-block of Shaughnessy Street across from Chester Place. Both can be accessed from the Traboulay PoCo Trail.

The City also offers three unfenced off-leash areas at Chelsea Park (1277 Chelsea Ave.), Skyline Park (1300-block Eastern and Western Drives) and Castle Park (2500-block Palisade Cres.).

For information, visit 

New Location for Animal Shelter Services

As of Feb. 1, Port Coquitlam animal shelter services will be provided at Coquitlam Animal Shelter, a municipally-operated shelter at 500 Mariner Way that also serves Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Through the new service, Port Coquitlam residents looking to adopt or be reunited with a pet will have access to a larger facility with longer visiting hours and trained staff, at a location not far from the two cities’ shared border.

The shelter has heated kennel floors, skylights, a dog playground, outdoor and indoor cat play areas, and a Pet Pantry service that provides donated pet food and supplies to owners who are struggling financially.

Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam entered into a five-year agreement for sheltering services in late 2021, after Countryside Kennels gave Port Coquitlam notice that it would be ending its contract.

More information about the service can be found at


Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499