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Top Dog Award

And the winner is....."Gyp Gyp"!!

An 11yr old Corgi Mix, Gyp Gyp has won the honor of TOP DOG for the 2019-20 dog licensing season. He lives on Colony Road with his pack, the O'Donnell family. His original tag, #621, was randomly pulled from the 872 numbered licenses issued by the Town Clerk's Office prior to the July 1st dog licensing deadline.

"Being Top Dog has always been a dream," said Gyp matter-of-factly between crunches of Mother Hubbard's Bac'N'Cheez dog biscuits. "Wearing Tag #1 comes with prestige and responsibility, but that basket of treats ain't so bad either."

Dog Licensing

Print Out the Form

State law requires all dogs over six months of age to be licensed. Dog licenses are issued throughout the year; however, renewal of current licenses takes place during the months of May and June.

Licenses can be obtained at the Town Clerk's office or by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Canton Town Clerk 
c/o Dog Licensing
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022

Please include:
  • Completed Dog Licensing Form
  • Current rabies certificate (or documentation of current rabies vaccination due date)
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • $19 for an unaltered dog, or $8 for a spayed/neutered dog
  • For License RENEWALS: Add $1 per month if after June 30th
A $75 fine will be imposed by the Animal Control Officer on unlicensed dogs in accordance with the State Law. 

Per Connecticut State Statute Section 22-338, all Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and owners must submit a certificate to the Town Clerk when licensing their dog. 


Lost Dog or Stray

For a lost or roaming Dog, please contact Animal Control Officer Beverly LaPlume at 409-4205 or 693-0221. She can also be reached at Dept of Agriculture's Animal Population Control Program


Help with Wildlife

Questions or problems about wildlife? 

Call the DEEP at 860-424-3011.

Contact Us

Beverly LaPlume

Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205Office: (860) 409-4205

Mobile: (860) 693-0221Fax: (860) 693-0221


Location: Canton Police Dept, 45 River Road, Canton, CT 06019