Licensing of dogs kept on non-HDB residential premises
Dogs in private premises
A maximum of three dogs is allowed to be kept in any one private (non-HDB residential or commercial) premises.
|Number of licensed dogs allowed per unit of non-HDB residential or commercial premises|
|Date of dog licence application||Number of Specified dogs allowed||Number of non-Specified dogs allowed||Maximum number of dogs allowed|
|Before 15 November 2010||0||0 – 3||3|
|1||0 – 2|
|2||0 – 1|
|On and after 15 November 2010||0||0 – 3||3|
|1||0 – 2|
Can a licensee keep more dogs?
YYou need to seek prior approval from AVS by writing in to us at www.avs.gov.sg/feedback if you wish to keep more than 3 dogs not being of a Specified dog breed. All applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, subject to these evaluation criteria:
- Dogs are securely kept within a premises that is large enough to comfortably house all of them.
- All dogs are licensed and microchipped.
- All dogs are healthy and in good condition.
- Handler has good control over the dogs. Dogs should show they can react appropriately to their handler’s commands.
- Documentation that each subsequent dog is sterilised and obedience-trained.
- Licensee agrees to remove any of the dogs to reduce the number to 3 dogs if there is feedback that the dogs are causing a nuisance.
To qualify for the reduced licence fee of S$15 for the fourth dog, the applicant must produce an adoption letter confirming that their pet is a mongrel from one of our rehoming partners: