Join the Pack: RDNO encouraging dog owners to get 2021 license

COLDSTREAM, BC (February 13, 2021) – Now’s the time to join the pack.

The Regional District of North Okanagan is inviting all dog guardians to follow along and track the dog licensing progress.

The RDNO switched to a new way to for dog owners to license their pooches and are now issuing licenses through DocuPet.

Officials said they are close to the same number of licenses sold as last year, and if 1,500 more dogs get their licence by March 5, every licence holder will be treated to 50 per cent off of a designer dog tag.

There are more than 150 designer tags to choose from.

Follow the progress throughout the month on the RDNO’s Facebook page.

“We are launching this fun challenge to reward all of the responsible dog owners who have licensed their dog and to encourage those who have not yet purchased their licence to complete the quick and easy process,” said Ashley Gregerson, communications officer, RDNO. “Even if you registered your dog months ago, this prize will benefit you.”

Licences are $20, and there are several ways to get a license: online at; over the phone, toll-free at 1-855-249-1370, in-person at the RDNO’s main office, 9848 Aberdeen Rd., at the District of Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Rd. or the Village of Lumby Municipal Hall, 1775 Glencaird St.

The RDNO’s dog control service area includes Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby and Electoral Areas B, C, and a portion of D.

Twenty per cent of the proceeds from every designer tag purchase is donated to the Vernon and District BC SPCA.

Standard dog tags are also available.

And, if you aren’t interested in a designer tag, you can always opt for the standard RDNO licence, which has a refreshed design.

Under the RDNO Dog Control Bylaw, all dogs must wear an official tag, and the licence must be renewed annually.