Central Okanagan dog owners can save $20 by renewing or purchasing a new dog licence for 2022 before the end of February.


Until February 28, a licence for a dog that’s spayed or neutered costs $20. If the dog isn’t spayed or neutered the fee is $60. On March 1, licenses return to the regular annual rates of $40 and $80.


The Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw requires all dogs to be licensed in the Central Okanagan and in 2021, over 23,000 were. A licence makes it easy to return a dog to its owner if it gets away. As well, licensed owners may choose to receive special discounts and services by showing their digital My Dog Matters rewards card at participating local businesses.


It’s easy to renew an existing license or purchase a new one using the secure online options available at rdco.com/dogs.


Dog owners also have the option of renewing or buying a new license in person. Visit the Regional District office in Kelowna (1450 KLO Road), the Regional Dog Pound (890 Weddell Place), municipal offices in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland.


The Regional District reminds all dog owners to keep their licence up to date as there is zero tolerance and a hefty fine for unlicensed dogs.


For more information about dog licensing and Responsible Dog Ownership in the Central Okanagan visit rdco.com/dogs.