An Post’s is man’s new best friend


1 August, 2018:  Dog owners can now buy and renew their dog licence online at

An Post is set to collar more digital business through, guaranteeing delivery of a new or renewed dog licence with just a few clicks.

Dog licences continue to be available at all post offices priced €20 for a year or €140 for a licence valid for the dog’s lifetime and this online facility makes it easier for even more dog owners to buy a licence for their canine chum.

An expanding range of personal and business licences including casual trading and property service licences, registration for retailers recycling electrical items and those selling DVD and videos are also available at

Under the Control of Dogs Act all dog owners must have a licence for their house pet or working dog.  The fees are used by the State to fund local dog warden and welfare facilities through the local authorities.

An Post is developing its breadth of digital services to ensure a seamless customer experience between online, the post office counter and the postal service.

Debbie Byrne Managing Director of An Post Retail says the new service supports the nation’s dog owners with an online option as part of An Post’s increasing activity in the digital space. ‘’As well as expanding our range of services for customers, we want to give them the same trusted experience through whatever channel they choose to interact with us.

‘’The future for An Post is providing more and more useful services for customers in an omni- channel setting, in post offices and online, particularly on mobile - keeping pace with technology and our customers’ needs”, she explained

Dedicated dog-owner and Chief Information Officer at An Post, John Cronin said “It was real labour of love for the An Post team developing this digital service for customers. Whether it’s the post office counter or, there’s great technology behind all this, and every dog deserves a licence - it’s the least we can do for our very best friends. I’m delighted to be making it even easier for dog owners to buy and renew a licence.”

Dog owners simply need to register at, complete their own name, address and local authority details, together with the dog’s name, gender, breed, colour and microchip number (if known).  Payment may be made by debit or credit card – or cash at the Post Office.  The licence will then be issued immediately or delivered by post if purchased through



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