Assistance Dog Registration

If you have an assistance dog, you may qualify for an exemption from animal registration fees.

To be eligible for a fee exemption, your assistance dog must meet the following requirements:

  • be trained to perform tasks or functions that assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effects of his or her disability (as per the EO Act definition).

  • be desexed.

  • be at least 12 months of age.

  • be proven to have completed obedience training provided by a dog trainer.

An exemption will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • if the assistance dog is a declared dangerous, menacing, or restricted breed.

  • if the owner of an assistance dog has been convicted of two or more offences under the DA Act, with respect to the same assistance dog.

 To apply for a fee exemption download the   Assistance Dog Registration Form(DOC, 202KB) and return the completed form to us by mail, email or in person