Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center

DocuPet is the official pet licensing partner for Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center

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Why License?

With DocuPet, your pet’s license is much more than just a tag. It’s their ticket home, their customized (and cute!) emblem, and a link to their personal digital record. It’s also your way of doing good - not just for your pet, but for the pets in need in your community.

Dogs licenses are mandatory in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. In fact, licenses are mandatory in nearly every community across North America. Why? Because licenses help keep pets and the communities they live in safe.

Since licensing your dogs is a requirement, our goal is to make this process quick, simple, and valuable. Check out the ways you can license your pet below and feel good knowing that licensing revenue funds important initiatives helping to improve your community. To further support these efforts, DocuPet will always donate 20% of designer tag and product sales to our local Safe&Happy Fund partner, Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center .

How to License

  • Online
  • In-person
  • Mail
  • Phone

The fastest and easiest way to license or renew is right here. You’ll create a profile for your pet, upload photos, process your license registration, and receive purchase confirmations via email. Payment can be made using a credit card or Visa/Mastercard debit card and your package will be shipped out next business day. Each year, you just need to log in to your existing account and renew - it’s super easy!

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In person licensing is available at the following location(s) however it’s important to know you will still receive your tag in the mail:

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center 11780 Arrow Route, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Don’t forget to check hours of operation, appointment policies, and accepted payment methods prior to heading out.

Download Registration Form

If you opt to license via snail mail - keep in mind processing your registration will take a lot longer!

Make sure you complete the below form in full and that it is free of any errors otherwise your registration may not be successfully processed. The fine print is there for a reason so keep an eye out for accepted payment methods, who the check should be made out to, where it should be mailed, and any required supporting documentation.

If you wish, you can download and mail the below form.

Download Registration Form

If you’re having trouble licensing online and need to get your registration processed in a hurry, you can give our customer care team a call and they may be able to process your pet license over the phone. Note that we can only accept credit cards and Visa/Mastercard debit as payment.

License Fees

Pet licenses are required for all dogs living in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Licenses are available for 1 year terms and must be renewed prior to the expiration date. You will receive reminders from us about upcoming license expirations via mail, phone, and email.

Dog Licenses 1 Year Fee
Altered Dog $20.00
Unaltered Dog $75.00
Senior Dog Owner (Altered Dog only) $10.00
Cat Licenses 1 Year Fee
Altered Cat (optional) $6.00
Unaltered Cat (optional) $9.00
Senior Cat Owner (Altered Cat only) $8.00
Altered Dog
1 Year Fee $20.00
Unaltered Dog
1 Year Fee $75.00
Senior Dog Owner (Altered Dog only)
1 Year Fee $10.00
Altered Cat (optional)
1 Year Fee $6.00
Unaltered Cat (optional)
1 Year Fee $9.00
Senior Cat Owner (Altered Cat only)
1 Year Fee $3.00

Voluntary cat licences are available in the City Of Rancho Cucamonga. Although not required, licensing your cat is a great way to help ensure their safety.

A replacement City Of Rancho Cucamonga tag is available for a $3 fee or at no additional charge when you license your pet.

A valid rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process. You must upload or present your certificates at time of purchase.

All licenses expire the day they were purchased, 1 year in the future depending on the term of the license purchased, so long as the rabies vaccination remains valid for the duration of the chosen license. If your pet’s rabies vaccination expires prior to the selected license term, the license will expire on the rabies vaccination expiration date.

A spay/neuter certificate is required to qualify for the discounted rate.

When licensing a Certified Guide or Assistance Dog for the first time, licensing must be done in person. Future renewals may be done online once the status is verified.

Failure to license your pet may result in a fine.

A late fee of $25 will apply 30 days following license expiration.

Discounts are available for seniors 65 and older who are licensing a pet that is spayed or neutered.

Residents of the Rancho Cucamonga are allowed to own a maximum of 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Licenses are required for all dogs over 4 months of age.

DocuPet Benefits

Found a lost pet?

If the pet is wearing a DocuPet tag, visit our site or their unique web address on the back of the tag, enter the code found on the pet's tag, and gain access to the contact information that pet’s owner has chosen to provide. You may also call our 24/7 dispatch staff at 1-877-239-6072

Is your pet lost?

Don't panic! We're here to help! Log in to your profile and report your pet lost by clicking on their name and then using the "Report Lost" button. Our dedicated staff is immediately alerted and an email will go out with your pet's information to registered members in your community. Log in Now

Account not yet activated? Call us at 1-877-239-6072

What is HomeSafe™?

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 report them found through our site, 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. We also have a dedicated dispatch staff that works around the clock, answering phone calls and working with members of the community to help get lost pets home safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

PROGRAM AND PARTNERSHIP

You may have entered your address incorrectly or we may not have your address in the address database for your community. Please double-check all spelling and ensure you are using the abbreviated form for your street type ex. St instead of Street. You may contact Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center directly if you believe you reside within their jurisdiction but your address is not being accepted by the system.

DocuPet has a Help Center that houses many helpful articles about the DocuPet system, communications, and other information that is not specific to your licensing jurisdiction. Visit it here: https://docupetinc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

LICENSING OPTIONS, DATES, AND LOCATIONS

You may renew your pet's license within 60 days of your pet's current license expiration date. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new license will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase so there is no drawback to renewing early.

Please visit Rancho Cucumonga Animal Center in person if you are qualifying for these rates for the first time. They are located at 11780 Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga.

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center provides licensing services for the the following areas: City of Rancho Cucamonga. 

Licenses expire at the end of the license term selected unless your pet's current rabies vaccination expiration date falls prior to the end of the term. A license cannot be valid at any time a pet's rabies is expired. If you provide new proof of rabies expiration extending beyond the original term selected prior to the license expiration date, your pet's license may be extended to the full term originally selected.

You must be 65 or older to qualify for the senoir rate. Your pet must be spayed/neutered to receive the senior rate.

Please visit Rancho Cucumonga Animal Center in person if you are qualifying for these rates for the first time. They are located at 11780 Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

As per California State law, a pet license may not be valid at anytime a pet's rabies vaccination is expired.

Licenses are required to be renewed prior to the expiration date each year.

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center provides licensing services for the City of Rancho Cucamonga.

As per California law, a pet license may not be valid at anytime a pet's rabies vaccination is expired.

Please visit Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center in person if you are qualifying for this rate for the first time. They are located at 11780 Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

You can license in person at Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center located at 11780 Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga. 

Temporary licenses expire after 60 days. To convert a temporary license into a full license you must provide new proof of rabies expiration prior to the temporary license expiration date. If the rabies expiration date extends beyond the original term selected, your pet's license may be extended to the full term originally selected. If the newly provided rabies expiration date falls prior to the term end, the new license expiration date will be the same as the rabies vaccination expiration date.

FEES AND FINES

No, there is no discount for licensing multiple pets. Each pet will be charged the appropriate licensing fee.

Late fees come into effect if a license is not renewed within 30 days of the original expiration date.

Visit this page for licensing options and fees.

TAGS

Your pet must always wear their license tag. You may be fined for failing to affix your pet's tag.

CITY INFORMATION AND CITY ORDINANCES

Visit this page for information on licensing ordinances/bylaws: http://sbcounty-ca.elaws.us/code/coor_t3_d2

Please get in touch with Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center at (909) 466-7387. 

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

You will need to complete the required paperwork and visit Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center in person to qualify for rabies exemption. You can learn more here: https://cityofrc.docupet.com/en_US/licensing

A rabies certificate is required as proof that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies. A rabies certificate identifying your pet is spayed/neutered or a spay/neuter certificate may be accepted as proof of sterilization.

Documentation uploaded via the online system is reviewed within two business days.

A valid rabies certificate is required to purchase a pet license. A 60 day temporary license may be issued if you do not have a rabies certificate at the time of licensing. Proof of spay/neuter is required to receive the discounted altered rates.