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Dog licensing is made easy as Riverside County launches partnership with Docupet

Woman seated between two dogs, a black one on the left and a brown on the right. She is smiling and holding up a cell phone with the Docupet webpage on it.

Mon, 04/12/2023 - 04:00


 A simplified online experience paired with a complimentary lost pet service adds value to dog licenses 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, December 4, 2023 — Licensing dogs is now easier, modernized and more valuable for residents as Riverside County Department of Animal Services launches its partnership with DocuPet, a world-leading pet profile, lost pet and licensing platform. Through pet licensing and their complimentary HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, DocuPet offers residents an effective pet identification and reunification program that keeps pets out of shelters and returns them home safely. Though pet licensing is mandatory for dogs in Riverside County, many local pet owners do not license their pets regularly. With the announcement of this new partnership, DocuPet and Riverside County hope to attract community pet owners to the program. 

Residents can browse hundreds of colorful and unique designer tag styles online or design their own tags with an easy-to-use customization tool. Every DocuPet tag is equipped with the free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and may double as a pet’s official license. DocuPet tags are assigned a unique code on the back, which links directly to a pet’s secure online profile, making it easy for anyone who finds a lost pet to reference the code and create a Found Pet Report in seconds. Pet owners can also create Lost Pet Reports as soon as they realize their pet has gone missing. In addition, DocuPet’s dedicated dispatch staff is available 24/7 to reunite lost pets with their families around the clock. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with DocuPet, as their online licensing solution will provide significant value to pet owners. Licensing is not only necessary for animal safety, but also for the well-being of the entire community,” said Dr. Kim Youngberg, Assistant Director at Riverside County Department of Animal Services. “Our new pet licensing partnership aims to reduce the number of animals in shelters and create more space and resources for pets that require care the most. We're thrilled that residents can now take advantage of this program to safeguard their pets and the pets of the entire community.” 

With a mission to provide a safe and happy home for every pet, DocuPet’s innovative platform will supply significant resources to Riverside County, allowing it to operate efficiently and deliver critical animal services. “We're proud to launch this impactful program in collaboration with Riverside County, which aims to enhance pet identification and reunification services for all pet owners,” said Grant Goodwin, DocuPet’s CEO. “Pets wearing DocuPet tags spend little to no time in the shelter versus unlicensed pets, and for those pets that do need support and care, license fees help keep the shelter running. We're grateful to Riverside County for joining us in this important endeavor.” 

All dogs in Riverside County are required to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Pet owners can learn more and register for pet licenses online at Licensing by mail, phone, or in-person is also available. 

About DocuPet 

DocuPet provides the most advanced pet licensing program in North America, driving ordinance compliance while reducing municipal costs and providing new value to pet owners. DocuPet launched its first municipal pet licensing program in 2014. Since that time, the company has partnered with more than 100 communities. For more information, please visit