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Registering Dogs in Beijing: How-to-Guide for Dog Owners PDF Print E-mail




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A Beijing Dog License issued by the Public Security Bureau (PSB)


Beijing Dog Registration Begins May 1st for 2018/2019






ICVS is pleased to provide a summary of the regulations for registering dogs in Beijing municipality for dog owners. Regulations have been confirmed by the International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) from the laws and regulations on dog ownership and from our numerous interviews with the Public Security Bureau (PSB) and the Animal Husbandry Bureaus of Chaoyang, Shunyi and other districts.



All dogs are required to be registered by law in Beijing. First time dog registration may be done on any day of the year, but some PSB precincts may encourage owners to register after May 1st, when the new dog licensing period begins. Dogs licenses are valid from May 1st to April 30th of the following year. All dog licenses expire on April 30th each year. Owners must renew their dog licenses between May 1st and June 30th annually. New dog owners are strongly advised to REGISTER THEIR DOGS immediately if this has not yet been done. There are ongoing rounds of enforcement by the police. These enforcement rounds are part of the government’s efforts to regulate dog ownership and to ensure public health by checking for annual rabies vaccinations for all dogs. Enforcement has become more regular throughout the year but is normally stepped-up before major holidays (e.g., National Day, Chinese New Year, May Labor Day, etc.).


During these rounds of enforcement, the police will be looking for:

1). All unregistered dogs of any size

2). Large dogs living within the 8 districts of “strict enforcement of dog ownership regulations” (e.g., within 5th ring road)



If you live within the districts of Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chongwen, Xuanwu, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan, you must register your dog at your local police precinct (pai chu suo). Ask your management company or landlord or neighbors which "pai chu suo" oversees your neighborhood. Dogs residing and registered within these 8 districts may not be taller than 35-cms from ground to shoulder.


Only ONE DOG may be registered to each HOUSEHOLD address, with the dog usually under 35-cms (measured from ground to shoulder). There have been some dogs that are slightly taller than 35-cms that have still been approved and given registration licenses (e.g., up to 50-cms or more such as Beagles, Maltese, Poodles, Cockers, Bichon Frise, Mini Schnauzers, assorted Terriers, Shelties, Shiba Inus, small mixed breeds, etc.). This is up to the police officer on duty at the time to decide if your dog meets the height restriction. What the police will not allow are large dogs (some also classified as aggressive dogs) such as Collies, Dalmatians, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Huskies, Irish Wolfhounds, Labradors, Labradoodles, Malamutes, Newfoundlands, Rottweilers, St. Bernards, Mastiffs, etc. These breeds are all classified as large dogs and are not allowed to be owned/registered within the 8 districts roughly clustered within the 5th ring road. 



Each dog is registered to a HOUSEHOLD address (e.g., address on lease contract or property deed), NOT to an INDIVIDUAL (e.g., passport holder). 

If you own two (or more) dogs then you will need to find a relative or friend or colleague who will allow you to register your second dog using their household address. Please ensure this second household address has not already been used to register a dog.



For owners who have "large" dogs within 5th ring road, it is recommended to use another property address outside 5th ring road to register your dog. Make sure this property address outside the 5th ring road is approved by the PSB for registering large dogs. Districts outside 5th ring road where large dogs may be legally registered include Shunyi, Pinggu, Changping, Tongzhou, Huairou, Miyun, etc.




When going to the PSB "pai chu suo," to register your dog, you may need to bring the following:

1). Your dog - police may want to see the dog on the initial visit if you are registering within the 5th ring road, but this seems to depend on each individual pai chu suo. Visit your pai chu suo in advance to inquire if you must bring your dog at the time of initial registration.


2). Two photos of your dog (one-inch passport size). Must be a front-facing head shot from the neck up.


3). Your original ID: Shen Fen Zheng or passport and foreigner household registration document (obtained from PSB and used to extend your China visa), etc.


4). Your LEASE for your rented apartment or your property deed if you own your home (remember, dogs are registered to the HOUSEHOLD address NOT to the passport of the owner)


5). Permission from your neighborhood watch committee (“Ju Wei Hui”) or management agent


6). CASH - Initial registration fee within the 8 major districts is RMB 1,000.00. Annual registration renewal thereafter is RMB 500.00. Fees may be lower in areas outside of the 8 districts (e.g, Shunyi, Pinggu, Changping, Tongzhou, Huairou, Miyun, etc.).




If your dog is NOT YET REGISTERED and you are also planning on neutering/spaying him/her, then you may be entitled to a 50% discount (e.g., RMB 500.00) on the initial registration fee if you provide proof to the police station that your dog has been neutered/spayed by a legally registered and licensed ANIMAL HOSPITAL in Beijing. If your dog is ALREADY REGISTERED, you may be eligible for up to 40% discount (e.g. RMB 200.00) on your annual renewal fee. The spay/neuter discount is only given ONE time by the Public Security Bureau at the time of initial registration or registration renewal.



The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) is a legally registered and fully licensed animal hospital that is authorized to perform neuter/spay surgeries and to issue the official neuter/spay certificates. Owners can present these official neuter/spay certificates as proof to the police station. With the neuter/spay certificates, owners may receive up to 50% discount on the initial registration fee or a significant one-time discount on the registration renewal fee.



Please check with your animal hospital first before scheduling the neuter/spay surgery to ensure that it is legally registered and licensed to perform the surgeries and can provide official spay/neuter certificates. Most CLINICS are not legally authorized to perform surgeries in Beijing, nor are pet shops, breeders, dog training schools or grooming salons with an occasional visiting veterinarian. The police may not grant you the discount if you cannot produce an official spay/neuter certificate from a legally registered animal hospital in Beijing. Dogs that are neutered/spayed overseas are currently not eligible for the spay/neuter discount on registration.



Depending on the PSB precinct (pai chu suo), you would normally receive your dog's "picture ID license" within the month. Always keep the official “fa piao” (tax bureau receipt) from the pai chu suo. Until you receive the license, your “fa piao” is proof that your dog has been registered.



Every dog in China is required by law to be rabies vaccinated annually. China does not recognize the 2-year or 3-year rabies vaccines given to dogs (or cats) that are used in the USA/Canada, EU and other countries.



For already registered dogs renewing their licenses, owners must present proof that the dog was rabies vaccinated during the past 12-months at an officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospital. Legally designated animal rabies vaccination hospitals can issue the official Beijing Animal Health and Immunity Certificate (e.g., vaccination red book, also required for export) and an A4 paper certificate verifying rabies vaccination. Since January 2015, dogs vaccinated in Beijing municipality are also issued a rabies vaccination tag (see photos, below). The tag must be worn by all dogs on their collars. The color and shape of the rabies tag changes annually to allow easy verification that the vaccination is current.


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Owners with a valid dog license from Chaoyang District may bring in the license and the fa piao to ICVS and enjoy a FREE annual rabies vaccination and 50% discount on canine distemper vaccination. Owners with valid dog licenses from all other districts enjoy a 50% discount on rabies and canine distemper vaccinations at ICVS!



Please ensure your pet hospital is an officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospital. Only officially licensed and designated animal vaccination hospitals are allowed to purchase and administer animal vaccines that are legally imported, registered with the State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) and safe for pets. Designated animal vaccination hospitals must display a gold plaque issued by the Agricultural Bureau featuring the hospital’s “Vaccine License Number” (see photo, below). Unauthorized facilities such as pet shops, pet supplies retailers, online retailers, boarding kennels, grooming salons, dog training schools, non-designated/non-authorized animal clinics and hospitals are NOT approved to procure and administer legally registered vaccines. Please take caution as you may risk having your pets injected with products that may have been sourced through unsecured illegal channels. These products may be expired, counterfeit, or improperly stored and ineffective (e.g., non-refrigerated vaccines).



ICVS is a legally registered and officially designated animal vaccination and full service hospital in Chaoyang District and can provide rabies, distemper and other vaccinations for all pets. ICVS can issue the official vaccination red books, required for dog registration renewal and export, and the rabies vaccination collar tags.




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Official “Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinic” plaque at ICVS



Many dog owners outside of 5th ring road, especially in the Shunyi villa areas, may be able to inquire with their management agents for assistance on registering dogs or at least obtaining guidance on the process. Dogs may be over 35-cms outside of the 8 major districts. Please check with your property management agent or local PSB precinct (pai chu suo) for confirmation.



Many of the villa operators have negotiated with local police precincts to allow their residents to register dogs (especially large dogs) to the villa compound. There are still registration processes and fees involved. Please contact your property management agent or neighborhood Public Security Bureau (pai chu suo) if you live outside the 5th ring road and are unsure about how to register your dog. 



Please be advised that there may be some residential compounds technically INSIDE 5th ring road that may not allow large dogs. Please ask the management agents or the local Public Security Bureau overseeing the area to verify if large dogs are allowed. It would be unfortunate to sign a lease only to later find out you cannot register your large dog in your compound.



Cats and their owners may all breathe a collective sigh of relief that there is NO CAT REGISTRATION requirement in Beijing (for now!)




Please call or email the International Center for Veterinary Services with any questions on dog registration, importing and exporting pets, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing, rabies prevention and any animal health care or pet care issue.


ICVS is open daily:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun - 9AM to 6PM

Weds - 9AM to 8PM


Tel: (010) 8456-1939/1940

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Web site:


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International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)

No. 13-16 Rong Ke Gan Lan Cheng Shang Jie

Fu Tong Xi Da Jie, Wangjing

Chaoyang District, Beijing  PRC  100102



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Eight Healthy & Beautiful Puppies and Young Dogs Ready for Adoption! Dogs also passed the EU rabies Antibody Titre Test and able to relocate to the EU! PDF Print E-mail

Eight Healthy Puppies Are Ready for Adoption &  Are Ready To Go To The EU!


Hope - 5 month old spayed female, small mixed breed



Brownie - 8 month old neutered male, small mixed breed



White - 5 month old neutered male, small mixed breed dog



Black - 1.5 years old spayed female, medium mixed breed



 Dux - 1-2 year old neutered male, small mixed breed



 Wifi - 7-month old neutered male, small mixed breed



Baby - 5 month old spayed female, small mixed breed dog



 ICVS - 8 month old neutered male, small mixed breed


Background: Eight wonderful young dogs and puppies are available for adoption at ICVS! These incredibly lovely dogs were rescued by a kind gentleman and brought to Beijing. The dogs have been well cared for by the rescuer and they are in very good health and ready for their forever families. 



Hope, Brownie, White, Black, Dux, Wifi, Baby and ICVS are boarding at ICVS and interested adoption families may visit them by appointment. ICVS animal hospital is open daily! 


The dogs are:

- Fully vaccinated and adoption families will receive the ICVS vaccination red books required for dog registration and to take pets overseas

- Spayed and neutered and will all be issued ICVS spay/neuter certificates and eligible to receive up to 50% discount on dog registration fees from the Public Security Bureau

- Are stool tested and NEGATIVE for parasites

- Are heartworm tested and NEGATIVE

- Are dewormed and on flea/tick and heartworm prevention

- Are microchipped with EU ISO 11784/11785 standard microchips

*Have already passed the official EU rabies antibody titre test (with exception of dog named ICVS)


Hope, Brownie, White, Black, Dux, Wifi and Baby are able to travel to the EU as they have already passed the required EU rabies antibody titre tests. The dogs must be rabies vaccinated annually and the rabies antibody titre test will be valid for the life of the dogs if going to the EU! 




They are very playful, friendly and sweet puppies. All are socialized and affectionate.

Ideal home: Hope, Brownie, White, Black, Dux, Wifi, Baby and ICVS would be happy with an individual, a couple or a family with older children (e.g., 8 years and older).

Breed, Sex & Age:

Hope - Female, small mixed, black & white, 5-months old

Brownie - Male, small mixed, sandy, 8-months old

White - Male, small mixed, sandy, 5-months old

Dux – Male, small mixed, black & white, 1-2 years old

Black – Female, small mixed, black, 1.5 years old

Wifi – Male, small mixed, brown, around 7-months old

Baby – Female, small mixed, brown, 5-months old

ICVS – Male, small mixed, sandy, 8-months old


Medical notes: They have been fully vaccinated and dewormed. They are microchipped and have already been neutered/spayed at ICVS. Hope, Brownie, White, Black, Dux, Wifi and Baby are able to travel to the EU as they have already passed the required EU rabies antibody titre tests. The dogs must be rabies vaccinated annually and the rabies antibody titre test will be valid for the life of the dogs if going to the EU! 


Post-adoption care:  The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) has enrolled us into their Rescued/Stray/Rehomed Pet Adoption Benefits Program. ICVS will provide our new family with significant discounts (up to 50%) on our vaccinations and accompanying health examinations during the first year with our new adoption families.



Annual Vaccination Packages: ICVS has wonderful wellness and annual vaccination packages to keep us healthy and free of worms, fleas and ticks. All the vaccinations and deworming we need every year are included and the packages are discounted by 40-50%! The vaccination packages also include UNLIMITED EXAMINATIONS throughout the year!  Please contact ICVS for more information.



Official Spay/Neuter Certificate for Dogs: The dogs have all been neutered/spayed by ICVS. The hospital will issue official Spay/Neuter Certificates for all adoption families that will provide owners with 50% discounts (e.g., up to RMB 500.00 savings) on dog license registration fees at the Public Security Bureau.



Official Vaccination Certificate: We have already been rabies vaccinated so ICVS will issue our new families the official Beijing Animal Health and Immunity Certificates (e.g., vaccination red book) at no charge! We need the official vaccination red books to prove we have been legally and properly rabies vaccinated and to move to other cities or to leave China with our family.



Pet Import/Export Counseling: ICVS will provide our family with unlimited relocation counselling and accurate information to take us with them when it is time to move to another city or to another country.



Door-to-Door Pet Transport Service: ICVS can help our new family arrange for door-to-door car transport for our appointments at the hospital!

Contact ICVS:




ICVS Non-Profit Humane Animal Welfare Programs:


These eight beautiful dogs need your help to cover boarding and food until they find their forever adoption families! Kindly make a donation to support their care!



Please support and donate to the ICVS Non-Profit Humane Animal Welfare Programs:


Donations may be made directly on the ICVS web site through PayPal:



Please also donate via ICVS WeChat:

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Your donations support ICVS in helping pets like us and the many stray/rescued/abandoned/rehomed and shelter animals in our community. The pets receive world-class medical care, treatments, good nutrition and socialization with love and compassion that allows them to become healthy adoptable pets!



Please contact the International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) for more information about us and the many adoptable pets waiting for homes:



Tel: (010) 8456-1939/1940

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ICVS Bath & Grooming Promotion for Pets! 40-50% Discounts Extended Until February 28, 2019! PDF Print E-mail

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Give your pet the gift of good health with a professional ICVS pet grooming package! ICVS pet care experts will pamper your pets from nose to tail with a professional bathing and hairstyling package. Our certified groomers provide wash, cuts, trims and styling to help your pet look and feel great!


The ICVS Grooming Salon is equipped with Aquasana Shower Filters to maintain soft and moisturized skin, while keeping your pet's fur beautiful and luxurious.


Little dog, Guusje (photo above), enjoyed a complete makeover including a bath and full body haircut and styling. She also received a complimentary health and wellness examination and consultation with an ICVS veterinarian, which is provided at every grooming appointment to help keep her in the best of health!


Enjoy 40-50% discounts during the ICVS Bath & Grooming Promotion for Pets from now until February 28, 2019!


Please inquire about ICVS door-to-door pet transport service for grooming and all other appointments.

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 ICVS Bath & Hygiene Package for Pets (Cats and and Dogs) Includes:

-Shampoo and Rinse

-Blow-dry or towel dry

-Full body brushing

-Eyes, nose and ears cleaning

-Anal gland expression

-Toenail trim (4 paws) 


*Bath & Hygiene package does not include hair cutting, trimming, shaving or styling, which are offered separately.



ICVS Comprehensive Grooming Package for Pets (Cats and Dogs) Includes:

-Shampoo and Rinse

-Blow-dry or towel dry

-Full body brushing

-Hair cut and styling

-Eyes, nose and ears cleaning

-Anal gland expression

-Toenail trim (4 paws)


ICVS professional groomers are available for wash, cuts, trims, shaving and special styling requests by appointment.

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Beautiful long-haired cat, Cookie, enjoyed a complete makeover including a bath and full body brushing and a comprehensive examination by his ICVS veterinarian.As the summer turns to fall,pets will soon begin shedding their coats and filling our homes with hair and fur. Now is the perfect time for a professional grooming to help pets remove knots, matted hair and excess fur. A complimentary health and wellness examination and consultation is provided with every grooming appointment to help you keep your pet in the best of health!


We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!


Contact ICVS for appointments:


Tel: (010) 8456-1939, 8456-1940


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2017/2018 Dog Registration Drive is Underway! PDF Print E-mail

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Dear Dog Owners and Friends,


The annual dog registration drive is fully under way in Beijing as if May 1, 2017. The registration licenses of all registered dogs in Beijing municipality expires on April 30, 2017.



The dog license registration renewal period runs annually from May 1st to June 30th. New dog licenses will be valid from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.



ICVS strongly recommends that all dog owners renew dog licenses before May 25, 2017 as the annual crackdown on unlicensed dogs has already begun this year in various districts in Beijing.



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To renew your dog license, you must present your official rabies vaccination red book with proof of a rabies vaccine for your dog within the past 12-months. 

China does NOT recognize 2- or 3-year rabies vaccines from North America or Europe. All dogs must be rabies vaccinated annually in China.


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Information on officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospitals:


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Dog Licensing Fees:

The initial dog license registration fee is RMB 1,000.00 for each dog and RMB 500.00 for annual renewal in these 8 districts: Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chongwen, Xuanwu, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan.


Dog license registration fees may be less in other districts. Kindly check with your local Public Security Bureau to confirm.



Dog Registration Discounts for Spayed/Neutered Dogs:


If your dog was spayed or neutered at a legally registered animal hospital in Beijing, you may be entitled to a 50% discount on your licensing fee at the Public Security Bureau. Obtain the official spay/neuter certificate from your animal hospital and present it at the time of registration to the Public Security Bureau.



Vaccination Discounts for Licensed Dogs at ICVS:

All dogs with valid licenses and fa piaos from the Public Security Bureau issued after May 1, 2017, receive discounts of up to 50% at ICVS on rabies and distemper vaccinations. If your new dog license and fa piao is issued from Chaoyang District, your rabies vaccination is FREE at ICVS!


Please bring your dog license and fa piao to ICVS at the time of your appointment to enjoy the vaccination discounts for licensed dogs!


If you have a new dog that has not yet been registered, please do so immediately.



Step-by-step guidelines on registering dogs on the ICVS web site:



Regulations on Large Dogs in Beijing:


If you have a large dog and live in an area where large dogs are prohibited, please contact ICVS for assistance on how to legally register your dog and to keep your pet protected:


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 ICVS is open daily and is always happy to help!



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ICVS is Hiring Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians! PDF Print E-mail





The International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) celebrates our

10th anniversary in China.We are still growing strong and expanding

our operations! ICVS is hiring professional veterinarians and veterinary

technicians who love animals and wish to build rewarding careers to

help our beloved pets live longer, healthier and happier lives!


ICVS is full service animal hospital, pet care facility and humane animal

welfare resource center founded in 2006. ICVS is conveniently located in

Chaoyang District next to the Wangjing SOHO in a newly renovated, spacious

two-story building. ICVS is accessible by all subways and buses. ICVS offers

comprehensive animal medical care, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries,

dentistry, blood tests and laboratory diagnostics, digital X-rays, ultrasound and

hospitalization. ICVS is an officially designated animal rabies vaccination

hospital and has multiple examination rooms, quarantine rooms, treatment

rooms and surgery rooms. All surgery rooms are equipped with imported

shadowless lamps, surgical monitors and gas anesthesia machines.

ICVS has state of the art high-end digital X-ray equipment, Mindray

ultrasound,VetScan biochemistry analyzer and hematology analyzer,

imported AO-ASIF nitrogen drillfor orthopedic surgeries, full service

laboratory with high-powered microscopes, central air conditioning

and heating system, Aquasana water purification system, Blue Air

air purification systems and video surveillance security system.

ICVS also has a professional grooming salon and pet shop

offering premium pet foods and pet care accessories.


ICVS is a leader in humane animal welfare and adheres to global

best practices of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

and the European Veterinary Medical Associations. Our veterinarians

receivetraining with foreign consultant veterinarians from the USA/Canada

and European Union who are board certified in orthopedic surgery,

neurology, internal medicine and with exotics and humane animal welfare

veterinarian specialists. To help improve animal welfare in China,

ICVS trains veterinarians in High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter

(HQHVSN) best practice techniques that allows each trained doctor

to perform 25-35 spay/neuter surgeries per day.


Join the ICVS team working with professional doctors, veterinary

technicians and professional receptionists and client service associates

in helping improve the lives of our companion animals. ICVS offers

adoption programs, shelter medicine programs, Trap-Neuter-Return

(TNR) programs, canine obedience training and pet import/export

counseling programs to reduce the number of stray/abandoned

animals in our community and to help families keep pets for life. 


For professional veterinarians, ICVS provides paid continuing

education courses and advanced domestic and overseas training



For non-veterinary professionals, ICVS provides education support

to allow you to complete coursework and to complete the national

veterinary examinations. The ICVS clinical residency program

provides training and mentoring under the supervision of our

senior veterinarians and foreign consultant specialists.
















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October National Day Holiday Hours: 

October 1st and 2nd: Closed to the Public

October 3rd to 9th: 9AM to 6PM

October 10th: 9AM to 8PM

October 11th: 9AM to 6 PM


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