November 14, 2023

Pet Licensing Is Made Easy as Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Launches Partnership With DocuPet

Pet Licensing Is Made Easy as Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Launches Partnership With DocuPet

A simplified online experience paired with a complimentary lost pet service adds value to pet licenses

(Colorado Springs, CO November 14, 2023) — Licensing pets is now easier, modernized, and more valuable for residents as Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) launches its partnership with DocuPet, a world-leading pet profile, lost pet, and licensing platform.

Though pet licensing is mandatory for dogs and cats in most of HSPPR’s service areas, many local pet owners do not license their pets regularly. With the announcement of this new partnership, DocuPet and HSPPR hope to attract community pet owners to the program.  

Residents can browse hundreds of colorful and unique designer tag styles online or design their own tags with an easy-to-use customization tool. Every DocuPet tag is equipped with the free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and may double as a pet’s official license. DocuPet tags are assigned a unique code on the back, which links directly to a pet’s secure online profile, making it easy for anyone who finds a lost pet to reference the code and create a Found Pet Report in seconds. Pet owners can also create Lost Pet Reports as soon as they realize their pet has gone missing. In addition, DocuPet’s dedicated dispatch staff is available 24/7 to reunite lost pets with their families around the clock. 

“We are excited about our partnership with DocuPet as their 24/7 lost pet call center and the ability for owners to include critical medical and emergency contact information will be valuable tools for keeping pets safe and in their homes,” said Jamie Norris, Director of Animal Law Enforcement at HSPPR. “Licenses play a crucial role in reducing the number of animals in shelters and free up crucial resources for pets that require care the most.” 

With a mission to provide a safe and happy home for every pet, DocuPet’s innovative platform will supply significant resources to HSPPR, allowing it to operate efficiently and deliver critical animal services. “We are proud to launch this impactful program in partnership with HSPPR, which is aimed at enhancing pet identification and reunification services for all residents,” said Grant Goodwin, DocuPet’s CEO. “Pets wearing DocuPet tags spend little to no time in the shelter versus unlicensed pets, and for those pets that do need support and care, license fees help keep the shelter running. We thank HSPPR for coming on board to be an important part of the solution.” 

All pets living in Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Town of Monument, City of Pueblo, Pueblo County and parts of El Paso County are required to be licensed. While it’s optional to license cats in Fountain, El Paso County, and the Town of Monument, it is highly recommended owners do so. 

Pet owners can choose between 1-year and 3-year licenses, and a rabies certificate is required to obtain a license. Late fees have been waived until March 1, 2024, providing pet owners with ample time to ensure their pets are properly licensed. Pet owners can learn more and register pet licenses online at Licensing by mail, phone, or in-person is also available. 

About DocuPet: DocuPet provides the most advanced pet licensing program in North America, driving ordinance compliance while reducing municipal costs and providing new value to pet owners. DocuPet launched its first municipal pet licensing program in 2014. Since that time, the company has partnered with more than 180 communities. For more information, please visit
About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 24,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit