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Q: Dog licensing?

November 10, 2011 | By Jillian | 3 answers | Expired: 1028 days ago

Jillian

Juno can be fixed and microchipped for only $5, but she must be licensed first. Is registering a dog for the first time just like renewing their yearly license or are there extra steps?

I worry b/c of her condition and how we found her. The dog warden says if she's not a stray for 30 days, she must spend 3 nights there in case someone reports her missing. It's obvious we haven't been caring for her for a month, but I'd rather not take advantage of this Fix-A-Bull grant if it means her being locked up for 3 days. *She's not microchipped, but I don't know if that helps.

My other question is, is it still only $25 for that first time?

Readers' Answers (3)
Kelly
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Nov 10, 2011

I'm sure every state, possibly every city, is different as far as their rules go. We don't have to take a found animal to the shelter for a stray hold if we report them. They just note where the pet is and if someone contacts them, they contact the person holding the pet. So obviously the rules are different here.

Here, we just mail in a copy of the rabies certificate along with a check and they send a city registration tag, even for first-time registrations. The fees are the same here. $5 a year for altered pets and $15 a year for unaltered pets. All of mine are on their 3-year rabies now, so we register them for 3 years at a time, renewable after every rabies booster. Microchips don't weigh into the fees here. The only info they want is the info on the rabies certificate.

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Nov 10, 2011

Every city has their own rules concerning city registrations. Rabies are registered with the state but the city controls fees and rules guiding their registrations. Most charge a lower fee for altered animals but I've never heard of a larger fee for first time registration. I've also never heard of them wanting to inspect the animal, but anything is possible since it is up to the city. It's usually a matter of sending in a form from your vet that provided date of rabies innoculation, rabies tag number, and info about your pet like breed and whether or not it's altered. Most cities have decent explanations of their rules and fees regarding pets on their website.

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Ches21
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Nov 10, 2011

All I know is price depends on where you live and where you go, also if you call the humane socitey they should tell you with out any problems but I think it is the same cause when my grandma got Cricket she had to have the adress change on the lisecnce and they just had to tell the humane socitey and tell them that they where Cricket's new owners it was the same when they found their cat Miss Kitty and she was a stray kitten.

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