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View Poll Results: Do you "license" your dogs?
My county/locale does not require dog licenses. 26 15.12%
I have no idea if my county/locale requires dog licenses or not. 6 3.49%
My county/locale requires dog licenses and I do license my dogs. 108 62.79%
My county/locale requires dog licenses and I do not license my dogs. 32 18.60%
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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They used to be licensed but then we moved and I haven't kept up on it... oops? I guess it just never seemed to be a big deal since my dogs are either with me or crated. I probably should but I don't really like the idea of paying over $60 just so the city knows my dogs exist? Does anyone know what dog licensing fee's pay for?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Required by law where I live, slightly reduced rate for neutered dogs, which is less than $10 per dog. I do have to specify the breed and give a color description (I assume in case I lost my dog??). All you need to register your dog is a valid rabies vac certificate (and the money, lol).
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Required here though I've never had anyone check. Raven and Kaiser have lifetime licenses because they are both chipped. $35 each. I think its $8 yearly for an altered pet otherwise.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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They used to be licensed but then we moved and I haven't kept up on it... oops? I guess it just never seemed to be a big deal since my dogs are either with me or crated. I probably should but I don't really like the idea of paying over $60 just so the city knows my dogs exist? Does anyone know what dog licensing fee's pay for?
Just a guess, but it may help pay the salary of your local dog control officer??? I would love to hear the answer to this question too.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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They used to be licensed but then we moved and I haven't kept up on it... oops? I guess it just never seemed to be a big deal since my dogs are either with me or crated. I probably should but I don't really like the idea of paying over $60 just so the city knows my dogs exist? Does anyone know what dog licensing fee's pay for?
$10/year probably just covers the cost of the tag and the administration. Maybe part of it pays for Animal Control.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The big issue I have with our policy is that the dogs must wear the tag AT ALL TIMES. Yeah freaking right! My dogs never wear collars or tags in the house (only Coke the escape artist, but he has ID plates on his collar not tags). I've had tags fall off, get ripped off, get caught playing too many times to count. When we travel my dogs all wear an ASAT collar with a safety ring and each collar has an ID plate that has three phone numbers and other identifying info. If anyone else is handling my dogs (like a pet sitter) I try to also clip their rabies tag on the collar but this is a very rare occurrence. I'll pay for the licenses but I'm not putting that huge tag on my dog at all times (the tags I was given today are like the size of the old silver dollar coin).
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My county doesn't require it since we are in the country but in the larger cities of the county they have to be.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Just a guess, but it may help pay the salary of your local dog control officer??? I would love to hear the answer to this question too.
I guess I would just be more likely to pay the stupid fee if I knew where that money was going. Right now it seems like a waste of my money just so they can know who has what dog. But... if it went to help maintain parks, support the county Humane Society or something like that, it'd be less painful to pay.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Just another tax for the man.

Not required here. I do by law have to them vaccinated for rabies though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Ozzy is licensed. It's $17 per year for speutered dogs and $42 per year for intact dogs. Seniors get a discount. (Humans, not the dogs, lol).

If they're not licensed, there's a penalty fee of $2/m per speutered dog and $4/m per intact dog.
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