Animal Services



Online Cat and Dog Licences

Residents can purchase cat and dog licences online. Payments for licences may be made using Visa or MasterCard using the link below.

All cats and dogs over the age of 12 weeks which reside in Whitby must have a Town of Whitby animal licence. Animal licences are inexpensive and are for your pet's protection and safety.

Visit the Whitby Animal Services Centre

The Whitby Animal Services Centre provides animal care and sheltering services for Whitby and Ajax. Come visit the shelter to find a pet looking for a home or browse online our animals currently available for adoption using the link below.

Animal adoption

Location and Hours of Operation

4680 Thickson Road N., Whitby, ON

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Services We Provide

Animal Services provides the following services for Whitby. For more information on a particular topic, please click on any of the links below.


Given the number of animals cared for at the Whitby Animal Services Centre, donations of the following items are always greatly appreciated:

  • Monetary donations for promoting animal welfare and public education programs
  • Cat and dog treats and toys
  • Grooming supplies
  • New collars and leashes