How to Make a Puppy Birth Certificate

Create a birth certificate for your puppy for both of you to cherish.

Create a birth certificate for your puppy for both of you to cherish.

Humans are provided with a birth certificate by the hospital where they were born. The certificate is registered with the local government and is used for many legal transactions, but also serves as a keepsake. Many pet owners make birth certificates for their furry children as mementos.

Collect your puppy's vital information. You need the basics, including name, birth date and time, and parents' names. Other information can also be added, such as place of birth, weight and height. Your puppy's microchip number and information are also very important to include.

Use word processing software to design your puppy's birth certificate. Use a template that is included with the software, download a template from the Internet, or design your own certificate. Place the information you have collected on the page, and leave room for signatures at the bottom.

Print the birth certificate on decorative paper and have the parents sign the certificate. Human parents can sign in pen and ink, while the canine parents can place paws dipped in ink on the signature line. After the certificate is finished, place it in a pretty frame and hang it for others to see, or add it to a scrapbook or "baby book" for your pooch.

Items you will need

  • Computer with word processing software
  • Decorative paper


  • Dip your puppy's paws in ink and place paw prints on the bottom of the certificate as a remembrance of how tiny he was at birth.
  • Include a picture or two of your puppy on the certificate for added cuteness.

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