In force: 2020-03-03
16. The owner or custodian of a dog must register it with the local municipality of the principal residence within 30 days of the acquisition of the dog, of the establishment of the principal residence in a municipality or of the day when the dog reaches the age of 3 months.
Despite the first paragraph, the obligation to register a dog
(1) applies from the day on which the dog reaches the age of 6 months where a dog breeder is the owner or custodian of the dog; and
(2) does not apply to a pet shop, namely, a business where companion animals are kept and offered for sale to the public, a veterinary establishment, an educational institution or an establishment that carries out research activities, a pound, an animal service, a shelter, or any person or organization dedicated to the protection of animals that holds a permit referred to in section 19 of the Animal Welfare and Safety Act (chapter B-3.1).
The owner or custodian of a dog must pay the annual registration fees set by the local municipality.