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The Castle Rock Police Department is partnering with DocuPet – a pet profile, lost pet and licensing platform – to make registering dogs faster, easier and more convenient in the Town of Castle Rock.
“This collaboration will more efficiently reunite lost pets with their owners,” Castle Rock Police Sergeant Kevin Torrens said. “It will not only aid us with pets that have gone missing in Castle Rock, but in other locations as well.”
The registration process can be completed online. First, owners will create a profile to include the pet parents’ names and contact information. In addition, they can upload pet photos as well as any special care instructions for their dog until it can be returned to its family. Owners will also need to provide proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
Once an animal has been registered, DocuPet will send the owner a tag with a unique code. This code will allow DocuPet, or any person who has found the lost pet, to successfully ID it. The pet parent will also have access to DocuPet’s 24/7 HomeSafe Lost Pet Service, free of charge.
“Running an effective pet identification program is incredibly important for the welfare of pets. Keeping lost pets out of shelters and returning them to their parents is our priority,” DocuPet CEO Grant Goodwin said. “We are really looking forward to helping pets in Castle Rock get home safe.”
“Town Code requires all dogs over the age of 6 months that reside in Castle Rock to be registered,” Sgt. Torrens said. “Partnering with DocuPet was a no-brainer. For the cost of the registration fee, pet owners also receive peace of mind should something ever happen to their pet. Rather than have their lost dog get impounded, owners will be able to reunite with their pets much quicker.”
The price of registering a dog that is spayed or neutered is $10 per year (or $30 for three years). For an animal that is still intact, the cost of licensing is $20 per year (or $60 for three years). Registration through DocuPet includes a free tag, but individuals may choose to upgrade to more than 160 “designer” tags for an additional cost. A portion of the proceeds from each designer tag sold will be donated to The Buddy Center, right here in Castle Rock.
As an introductory promotion, residents may receive $5 off their first designer tag purchase with the code, “CR5.” The discount is good until Feb. 4, and applies to DocuPet’s entire designer tag catalog, including the exclusive Colorado state flag tag.
For more information or to register your pet through DocuPet, visit www.CRgov.com/AnimalLicensing. Please note cats do not need to be registered in the Town of Castle Rock. Those wishing to register their pet miniature goat or miniature potbellied pig can do so by contacting the Castle Rock Police Department Animal Control Unit directly.
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