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BluePaw program allows licensed pet owners to save money in Brampton


BRAMPTON, ON – If you are a pet owner in Brampton, there is one very good reason to license your dog or cat – very simply, it is the best way to get your pet home safely if they are lost.

Now, your pet licence can also save you money when you shop.

Brampton Animal Services today introduced the BluePaw program, a rewards program that offers licensed pet owners special deals from participating local businesses. When a resident licenses their dog or cat with the City of Brampton, they are automatically enrolled in the program and will receive a special key tag. When shopping at a participating business, members need to simply show their tag before they pay to enjoy the savings.

The BluePaw program was first introduced by the City of Toronto in 2014, and Brampton is the program’s first partner city. Brampton residents are also eligible for offers from Toronto’s business members, which are listed at www.toronto.ca/bluepaw.

Licence fees range from $5 to $40 annually, depending on the type of animal (dog or cat) and whether it is spayed/neutered and microchipped. There are also senior rates for owners who are 55 years and older. The money collected from licence fees helps Animal Services care for the animals that come into the shelter each day.

For more information on licensing and the BluePaw program, visit www.brampton.ca/animalservices.

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“All dogs and cats in Brampton are required to be licensed with the City, but only a small percentage actually are. I’m glad to see Animal Services partnering with local businesses to offer even more value for Brampton’s pet owners. I hope this program encourages more people to license their furry friends and help ensure their safety.”
Mayor Patrick Brown

“You might think your dog is too well-trained to leave your side, or that your cat will never slip outside without you noticing. But each year, Brampton Animal Services receives hundreds of calls about lost pets. Why take the chance? A licensed pet is a safer pet, and the BluePaw program is our way of thanking the pet owners who make the responsible choice.”
- Amanda Barrett, Supervisor, Animal Services
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