Why should I purchase a license and have my dog wear it?
  • A lost dog can be identified by the license and brought home.
  • If you are not home and your dog is impounded, we can notify you.
  • If a dog bites and has a current rabies shot and license, it can be kept at home for observation, preventing costly impound fees.
  • If your dog is injured, and needs immediate authorization for medical procedures through a veterinarian, we can run your dog's license and contact you at the emergency number you provided us when you licensed the dog.
  • If you are traveling, and have a car accident, sometimes the dog is thrown clear, to end up lost in possibly another state. A dog license can be traced from anywhere, at any time. And with the emergency contact number you provided when you licensed the dog, we could contact someone to retrieve your dog.
  • Failure to license your dog can result in a citation. A license on your dog helps the state regulate the assured compliance of the Rabies Ordinance established for the health and welfare of your community.

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1. Why should I purchase a license and have my dog wear it?