If your pet gets lost, a license tag on your pet’s collar is one of the fastest methods to reunite you and your cat or dog. The license also helps everyone know your dog is a member of the family and is loved. Licensing your pet is one of the first steps in assuring the health and safety of your pet.
Every person owning, possessing, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or cat for more than four (4) months old shall obtain a license for each dog or cat and appropriate license fees shall be paid annually and obtained within 30 days of acquisition of the pet or within 30 days of moving into the City.
Your license shows that you are a responsible pet owner. It lets people know that your pet companion has received required vaccinations that protect your pet from rabies.
Additionally, spaying or neutering your pet could very well be one of the most important choices you end up making as an animal owner. Spay or Neuter means that a licensed veterinarian performs an operation on a dog to prevent a litter of puppies. Females are spayed and males are neutered. An unaltered dog means an animal who has not been spayed or neutered.
• Less chance of health problems later in life
• Most pets are calmer, more obedient and more affectionate
• Males are less likely to roam, bite, and be aggressive
• Reduces the number of unwanted pets in the community
• No messy heat cycle in females
• Lower license fees
• Reduces mounting and territorial marking with urine
• Holds irresponsible pet owners accountable
How to Purchase a License
What do you need to license your pet(s):
• Rabies Vaccination
• Proof of Spay/neuter to receive reduced fee
• Proof of Microchip, if applicable
• Proof of age/residency to receive Senior Citizen Discount
A pet license is due within 10 days of the expiration of your current license.
To register your pet, please visit the City’s online website (PetData) at https://www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/lnw/license-online.