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There are two important reasons to
license your dog in The City of Syracuse.

1. Dog tags get stray animals home and reduce shelter stays.

2. License fees help fund important community initiatives.

Pet Tags Matter

When we learned up to 60% of animal shelter revenue comes from pet license sales, but that a mere 13% of pet owners license their animals, we found our mission.

Since 2014, DocuPet has created our solution to increase awareness of the need and importance of pet licenses, to provide real value to pet owners, and to reduce the number of intakes for local animal shelters.

We've partnered with The City of Syracuse to make every pet license as valuable to you as it is to animal safety here.

With Your DocuPet License You Will Receive:

  • The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service
  • Beautiful Tags linked to a secure online profile
  • Perks for Pet Owners: Get Gift Vouchers and Deals
  • Thanks for supporting animal welfare in your community
  • DocuPet membership includes your Syracuse Dog License

Have you licensed a dog in Syracuse before? We should have your record.

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If your dog becomes lost, anyone who finds your furry friend can file an online report that will be sent to you immediately. You can also create a Lost Pet Report that will send a message to other local pet owners.

Need help? Call our 24/7 HomeSafe™ Hotline at 1-877-239-6072 to get the support you need to be reunited with your little buddy. HomeSafe™ is free with your DocuPet membership.

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Beautiful Tags that Work for You

No more stamped metal tags. DocuPet tags are made of zinc alloy with an embossed logo on the front and your pet's unique code on the back. These codes are tied to your secure online profile where you can add additional photos, contact details, and care instructions to ensure your pet is cared for properly whenever they are away from you.

Got an Animal Related Issue? Who Should You Call?

Pet Licensing Issues or Program Questions?
Call DocuPet at

Need to make a report?
Contact Syracuse Dog Control at
315-473-6608 option 8

Animal care issue?
Get in touch with Barks & Rec