Is your pet licensed?

Annual pet licenses are mandatory if you live in the City of Southport. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The City of Southport has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It’s our job to ensure that every pet in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owner through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual pet licenses are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the Southport and their staff’s ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.

Pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every dog or cat gets along with other pets or people. A license allows Southport officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.

How Can I License My Dog or Cat?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your pet's profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and the City of Southport also offer options to license your pet over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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Fees and Fines

There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licenses are required for all dogs and cats living in Southport. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!). Licenses are only required for those living within the city limits.

Failure to present a valid license may result in a fine of $50.00.

Category Fee
Dog or Cat - Altered $15.00
Dog or Cat - Intact $25.00
Replacement Tag $3.00

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

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 is an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number 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.

Licensed dog or cat owners 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 reunite with their owners through our HomeSafe Lost Pet Service.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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