LICENCE

 

To own a pet dog in Singapore, you should:

  • Ensure that your dog goes through proper obedience training and is not a danger to itself, other pets and human beings.

  • Ensure that you can provide for all your dog's emotional, physical and medical needs.

  • Fulfill all that is required by the relevant authorities.

 

SINGAPORE'S LEGISLATION

  • All dogs above 3 months of age must be licensed via Animal & Veterinary Services (AVS).

  • All dogs must be implanted with a microchip. Click HERE to learn more about microchips.

  • All dogs must be leashed in public places at all times and not allowed to stray.

  • Dogs that are classified as dangerous/ potentially dangerous (see Scheduled Breeds)/ fierce must be muzzled when in all public place.

Number of dogs allowed per address-:

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  • A maximum of three (3) dogs per private / commercial premises. 

  • Prior written permission AVS must be obtained to keep more than three dogs in a single premise. 

Click HERE for more information.

  • One (1) dog of an approved breed per HDB residential unit.

Click HERE for more information.

PRIVATE PROPERTY

HDB 

  • The dog must be kept at the address it is registered to. The owner must inform AVS within 28 days of the change in the registered address.

  • The dog owner is required to inform AVS by submitting an online notification if he / she does not have the dog anymore, e.g. if the dog went missing or has passed away. 

Click HERE for more information.

 

DOG LICENCE FEE

From 1 MARCH 2018, dog owners will be able to apply for and renew the licences of their pet dogs for a period of up to 3 years.

Enjoy an average discount of 10% to 15%, when you "OPT IN" for the multi-year licence - it is not automated.

So for one sterilised dog, you will pay $15 a year.


Opt for 2-year licence, you will pay $25/year, instead of $30/year.

Opt for 3- year licence, you will pay $35/year, instead of $45/year.

Another 10% rebate will be extended to owners who make payment via the following electronic payment platforms – GIRO, online Credit Card payment or AXS.

Click HERE for E-Services

 

***An original sterilisation certificate must be produced if you are applying a licence for sterilised dogs.

 

WHY SHOULD I LICENCE MY DOG?

Dog licensing allows the government department to contact you, your dog's next of kin, if there is a sudden outbreak of contagious diseases, like Rabies.

 

Preventative measures and treatment can then be issued quickly and efficiently in order to protect both humans and animals involved, avoiding a epidemic disaster. 

It is a very important aspect of contagious disease control within Singapore due to our geographic location.

Due to the gravity of the matter, it is legislated. 

 

And because it is legislated, noncompliance means offenders will be summoned with a fine of SGD$5000.

Regardless of the breed, any dog that initiates an attack and caused injury to a person or animal, will be subjected to one or more of the following control measures, depending on the severity of the bite:

 

  • The dog must be leashed and securely muzzled when in a public place.

  • The dog must undergo obedience training.

  • The dog must then get a microchip implanted even if the dog is already licenced without a prior microchip implanted.

  • Premises where the dog is kept must be secured to prevent its escape.

WHAT IF MY DOG BIT SOMEONE?

 
  • The owner must take up an insurance policy for at least $100,000 coverage against injury to persons and damage to property.

  • The owner must take up a banker's guarantee of $2,000.

  • Any existing banker's guarantee would be forfeited for non-compliance and the owner must take up a fresh banker's guarantee of $2,000.

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SCHEDULED DOG BREEDS

What is "Scheduled Dog Breeds"?

Scheduled dog breeds are breeds of dogs listed by AVS as either Vicious, under Part 1 or Mildly Vicious, under Part 2.

 

Only one (1) dog from this list is permitted to be kept in a private premise. 

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SCHEDULED BREED PART ONE

VICIOUS

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  • Perro De Presa Canario (above)

  • Akita 

  • Neapolitan Mastiff

  • Tosa, 

  • Dogo Argentino 

  • Fila Brasileiro 

  • Boerboel 

  • Pit Bull (above)

 

Including American Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull or Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bull dog.

These breeds of dogs have immense strength, likely to develop dominant temperament and their potential for aggression make them inappropriate for most situations in Singapore's urban context.

They are henceforth not allowed to be imported without fulfilling additional requirements and any dog that is already in Singapore for which a new license is applied will be required to undergo obedience training.Details listed below.

Credits: AVS. Verified Jan 2020.

SCHEDULED BREED PART TWO

MILDLY VICIOUS

These breeds of dogs also have immense strength and speed, challenging temperament and their potential for causing grievous harm make them inappropriate for most situations in Singapore's urban context.

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  • Bull Terrier 

  • Doberman Pinscher

  • Rottweiler 

  • German Shepherd 

Including Belgian Shepherd, East European Shepherd) 

  • Mastiffs (below)

Including Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso, Dogue De Bordeaux 

  • And any of their crosses

They are henceforth not allowed to be imported without fulfilling additional requirements and any dog that is already in Singapore for which a new license is applied will be required to undergo obedience training.​ Details listed below.

Credits: AVS. Verified Jan 2020.

All scheduled dogs are subjected to additional licensing conditions.

Click HERE for more.

 

Licence Application 

Credits: AVS

 

LICENCE FOR

OTHER SPECIES OF PETS

IN SINGAPORE

There is currently no legislation for the licencing of other species of pets in Singapore.

Click HERE for "Pets Allowed in Singapore". 

Attribution:.

www.nparks.gov.sg/avs

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you are interested in getting a licence for your pet, you can contact us at 6243 3282 to schedule  an appointment.

 

LOCATION

Blk 703 Bedok Reservoir Road 

#01-3508 Singapore 470703

 

CONTACT

Tel: 62433282 

(By Appointment Only)

Email: lightoflifevet@live.com.sg

 

OPERATING HOURS

Afternoon 12pm to 5pm

Evening 8pm to 11pm 

Closed on Tuesdays, Sundays and All Public Holidays

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