I always thought that when your dog got to a certain age that you had to buy a license for them? I was at the vets the other day and this guy was buying licenses for his pit bulls. Gosh he had 4 i thought he said ( he only had one in for rabbie shots) but it was like 70.00. and the lady at the vet said payment could only be in cash or check and made out to the county or something i didnt hear exactly. I see the sign about dog licenses but when do you get one? Does every dog need to be licensed? or is it only certain breeds? I remembering hearing years ago that if you didnt have your dog licensed you could get a ticket for not- Why hasnt my vet said i should get my dog licensed? Bentley is a year old now- daisy is still 21 weeks I ment to ask the girl at the counter but forgot.
what are dog licenses all about? what are they used for? I guess i thought for the county to keep track of how many dogs are in the area? can anyone shine a light on this? thanks again theresa
***Edited By: tapettyjohn on 1/15/2007 12:33:15 PM*** Reason: title messed up- duhh
We have to license each dog every year that has to be renewed.
I don't remember what the price was but I know it's spendy here. If I remember it was around $90 for two dogs including rabies shots for both.
While at Animal Control to do this the gal was saying that the county is trying to pass a law for cats as well. I asked her when it was going to be passed for my goldfish. She about fell out of her chair laughing.
Oh wait for Roy she let me buy a 3 year tag and Maggie I could only get a one year.
***Edited By: bassetmommyof2 on 1/15/2007 12:39:47 PM*** Reason: add
We have to have tags for both our cats and dogs where I live. The cat tags are a new thing this year and honestly I don't think I've heard of anyone actually getting a cat tag! Personally that one is just a money grab I think. They are not allowed to trap stray cats...but if they catch one (anyone ever tried to catch a ferral cat before?) they can attempt to find out who it belongs to and fine them...yeah..okay...Anyways here dog tags are $25 for an altered dog, $35 for an unaltered dog, $10 for an altered cat and $35 for an unaltered cat. They need to have a current rabies vac as well.
For each neutered male dog and for each spayed female dog for which the certificate of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or the affidavit of the owner is produced, the license fee shall be $ 5. For all other male and female dogs, the license fee shall be $ 7. For Pennsylvania residents 65 years of age or older and persons with disabilities: For each neutered male dog and for each spayed female dog for which the certificate of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or the affidavit of the owner is produced, the license fee shall be $ 3. For all other male and female dogs, the license fee shall be $5. Compensation, if collected under section 200(b), shall also be paid by all applicants, regardless of age or disability. LIFETIME LICENSE.-- The owner of any dog three months of age or older which has been permanently identified may apply to the county treasurer of his respective county or an agent under section 200(a), on a form prescribed by the department for a lifetime license for such a dog. Except as otherwise provided in this act, a dog which has been issued a lifetime license shall be required to wear a license tag. The application and license certificate shall state the breed, sex, age, color and markings of such dog, the type and number of permanent identification and the name, address and telephone number of the owner. The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate license fee as follows: For each neutered male dog and for each spayed female dog for which the certificate of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or the affidavit of the owner is produced, the lifetime license fee shall be $30. For all other male and female dogs, the license fee shall be $ 50. For Pennsylvania residents 65 years of age or older and persons with disabilities: For each neutered male dog and for each spayed female dog for which thecertificate of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or the affidavit of the owner is produced, the license fee shall be $20. For all other male and female dogs, the license fee shall be $30. Compensation, if collected under section 200(b), shall also be paid by all applicants, regardless of age or disability. A dog which has been issued a lifetime license prior to the effective date of this act shall not be subject to fees under this subsection. PENALTY.-- A person who violates this section commits a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $300 for each unlicensed dog.
Here you have to license your dog after 6 months. It's really cheap here, and even cheaper for altered dogs. The next city over, which is actually closer to my house, is quite a bit more expensive.
The fees go to support the animal shelters, so I would assume the fees are based on their operating expenses, and what's not covered by government funding, adoption fees and donations. Licensing is not a good way to keep track of how many dogs are in a given city, as less than 25% of dogs are licensed. You can be cited for having an unlicensed dog, but you really would only get caught if someone called animal control on your dogs. In my lifetime there have only been two instances that animal control officers went door to door to check for licenses, and both times were when I was a kid. I don't think they do that anymore.
Anyone know the laws in MN? I had never been told of licensing my dogs- actually I thought the rabies tags were the license. Makes sense though, but of all the dog owners I have encountered at dog parks and the animal control people who sometimes bring their own dogs there, I have never been told I needed a license, just up to date rabies tags. Weird huh?
We live in Wisconsin. Our State does require dog licenses. You can get them at the County Seat, County Clerks office or at any of the municipalities found within our County. There is one price for neutered animals one lower price for unneutered animals. I have no knowledge on "service" animals. Where we are located, a dog must be licensed after 6 months of age. Also when obtaining license you must demonstrate that the dog is current w/vaccinations. There is a form our Vet fills out and we hand that to the village clerk with a check. And then we get their little tags.
I liscenced Riley because he's only $3/year. I'm not spending $12.50 on Jasmine though so I haven't done her. Apparently in my pretty large town only 100 something dogs are registered lol, they know alot of people don't register. Does anyone do anything about it? No.
Well, it seems that Bloomington licensing is super expensive! $70 for purebred and $90 for dog of 'unknown heritage'--what a crazy way to say mutt! Seriously, my justification in not getting it is 1) price...I mean come on! $180 for my 2 dogs! 2) the likelyhood of anyone checking is almost zero. After all at the dog park I have only been checked for rabies tags (like 3 times) but never asked for a license. I have however been asked for AKC papers...first of all mine are mutts er, dogs of unknown heritage I mean, and second, why would I carry them with me? 3) The chance of my dogs ever being picked up by animal control is like zero...they are furry, slobbery velcro strips! Every time I make a move, they are right there. When I get up to go to the bathroom at night, they follow...when I walk downstairs to do the laundry, they come with. Its kind of sweet actually...although the bathroom thing I'm sure I could do without doggy supervision! Seriously, I hope I'm not being nuts about the license thing...it really doesn't seem like its worth it.
Our dog has to be licensed through the city. It costs us $10 and it is only once a year. Cats do not have to be licensed and while there is a leash law, it is not enforced. We do not have an active Animal Control (one AC officer for the entire county) and so the police handle any stray dogs but unless there is a problem, most people know whos dog it is and call the owner instead. I have called in once on this rottie but she was very old and blind or partially blind, and I do not think she could hear well. The cops came and took her, within minutes of talking to people, they knew whos dog it was and returned her. The cops are cool here. Most people walk there dogs off leash, I only walk Chi-Ching ON a leash when we are downtown or in a different city. I always bring the leash though, just in case. I also never walk him by busy roads. Plus, since most people in town know that the dogs are off leash, they are pretty good about slowing up for dogs.
In Indiana it goes by city, for example my town you do have to license which is like 10 a year or you can buy a lifetime if they are fixed. If you register your dog and they are not fixed it is 100 per year, and you are only allowed to have 1 unregistered dog per house unless you apply for a breeder license or a kennel license ( not sure of those costs)
If you get caught not haveing them registered them it is a 500- 1500 fine
But my dad lives about an hour from me in another county and they do not have to register at all!
***Edited By: klkrieg on 1/15/2007 11:06:06 PM*** Reason: sp
I live in Indiana also and this is how it breaks down where I live:
Unaltered unmicrochipped $80
Unaltered microchipped $65
Altered unmicrochipped $15
Altered microchipped $5
or you can buy a lifetime license if altered and chipped for $10. The city council said it is to try to get people to fix and chip their animals. Which I agree with but I think it will just make people stop getting the yearly license. But they upped the fine for that and if you get caught they could possibly take your dog!!
Our dogs must have licenses by the time they are 6 months old. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to get a license. Licenses must be renewed every year. The first rabies vaccination given to a young dog is usually a 1-year shot and after that they get a 3-year shot. Our county does a free rabies clinic every year over a period of a few months at several locations for county residents. We just bring our dogs when their rabies shot is due and they get vaccinated for free. This way it is not expensive to keep our dogs licensed. The licensing fees vary by municipality but are generally between 4 and 10 dollars per dog. Spayed and neutered dogs cost less to license because it will encourage people to spay/neuter. I know in some areas of the U.S. a rabies vaccination is required every year even though the vaccination protects the dog for 3 or more years.