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Did you know you must renew your pet's license every year? Renewing your membership only takes a few minutes.

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By licensing your pet annually, you're doing your part to help support your local pet community, and ensuring your own pet is well looked after should they ever find themselves lost.

Spokane County's pet licensing partner, DocuPet helps make sure no pet is left behind! If your pet's license is up for renewal or expired, you've likely heard from us. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or comments. We're here to help!

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Top 5 FAQ About Renewals

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    I've licensed my pet in the past, but never online. What do I do?

    Best-case scenario, this year you'll renew online and create your pet's full profile. You'll need to use the link provided in our email communication to you, or your activation code and ZIP code, to access your DocuPet account. No matter when or how you licensed in the past, if you have ever held a pet license in Spokane County, you have an account with us. Your activation code can be found:

    • In the letter that was sent with your original tag order if you licensed offline.
    • In any and all renewal reminder letters.
    • By calling or emailing our helpful customer service team.

    Remember, if you previously provided an email address when licensing your pet, you will have received one or more emails from us with a link to access your online account.

    Of course, if you wish, you can continue to license offline. Learn how here.

    Offline Licensing Options

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    Why do I have to renew my pet's license every year?

    Counties, cities and towns provide a lot of great services to help keep our communities safe and when it comes to pets, it's easy for things to quickly become out of control. County officials are responsible for everything from animal control and pet rescue, to maintaining dog parks and county trails. You do your best to keep your pet safe and happy but we all know, accidents happen. A license allows allows animals services, or your fellow citizens, to reunite you with your lost pet.


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    Since the last time I licensed, my pet has been spayed/neutered. How can I update their profile to receive the correct rate?

    Spokane County provides discounted licensing rates based on a number of factors. If your pet has been sterilized since their last license or you now qualify for the seniors discounts, you will need to update your profile to reflect these changes. Once updated, you will automatically be charged the correct rate when you renew their license.


  4. 4

    I renewed my pet's license but didn't get a new tag. Why?

    99% of the time it's because you did not specify you would like a new tag when completing the renewal process. For the sake of not generating unnecessary waste, we would recommend only replacing your pet's tag if the tag has been lost or is showing signs of wear. You can order a replacement tag through your online account for $5.00.


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    Wondering when your new tag will arrive?

    Typically membership packages are received in the mail 10-12 business days after your order is processed. You can login anytime and access your profile and not to worry, county records will show your pet has an active license.


There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required to be renewed prior to their expiration date for all pets living in Spokane (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!)

The fine for an unlicensed pet in Spokane County is $200.

Fee Late Fee Seniors Discount (65+)
Non-Spayed/Neutered Dog $53.00 $73.00 N/A
Spayed/Neutered Dog $28.00 $48.00 $18.00
Non-Spayed/Neutered Cat $28.00 $48.00 N/A
Spayed/Neutered Cat $18.00 $38.00 $13.00

Please note that Spokane’s licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licenses expire the following year on the date they were purchased.

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Benefits Offered by DocuPet

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.

Our HomeSafe Lost Pet Service

The HomeSafe Lost Pet Service features an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag code to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the code found on your pet's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe.

DocuPet members can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your pet, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a pet gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped hundred of pets get home safe.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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Perks for Pet Owners

As if owning a pet isn't rewarding enough – DocuPet also offers various perks for all our members. The Perks for Pet Owners program features a number of exclusive discounts and deals.

When your pet's membership package is mailed to you, you will also receive perks and program information!

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