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View Poll Results: Do you "license" your dogs?
My county/locale does not require dog licenses. 26 14.94%
I have no idea if my county/locale requires dog licenses or not. 6 3.45%
My county/locale requires dog licenses and I do license my dogs. 109 62.64%
My county/locale requires dog licenses and I do not license my dogs. 33 18.97%
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sparra View Post
I live out in the sticks......closest town along way away and the ranger comes all the way out here and visits all the farms checking registrations......we can't even get away with it out here!!!!
The San Francisco Bay Area is a densely populated major metropolitan area, I don't think we could afford to hire enough Animal Control people to actually do house to house checks for dog licenses! I've never been asked to show a license in over 25 years of owning dogs as an adult. I don't know if our pets were licensed by the city we lived in when I was a kid, but I don't ever recall my family being asked to show a license.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #42 (permalink)
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In Ontario, Canada:

Before March 1st for an intact dog $ 41.00

After March 1st for an intact dog $ 64.00

Totally and unbelievably ridiculous.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My have the Lifetime license....Micro chipped was $25 and the licence was $55 or $60 for intact. Compared to some I guess I got a deal. I have had someone from Dog Law come to the door to check for proof of Rabies Vac and License but that was years ago.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #44 (permalink)
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My county charges $10 per altered/$20 intact. Doubled this year. I could purchase a 3 yr but there is no price break...and my rabies vax don't coincide with doing a 3 yr. Maybe next year when they'll all be due for rabies.
I don't have my dogs wear collars except when we are off property. I bought their tags last week, March 1 is the deadline/doubles the fee.

I was pulling a dog from a shelter in another county and they were actively going door to door to check if dogs were licensed. I had to sit there for an hour while people called frantic because they'd been investigated. The clerk was so busy with these calls, it was pretty stressful, I wanted to help her!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I live outside of town limits, so there are no licensing requirements. The downside of that is that there is no animal control, nor any bylaws requiring people to keep their dogs contained, so loose running dogs are always a real annoyance for me here. I'd happily get a licence if that means that other people are expected to keep their dogs on their own property.

I don't know how much the licences go for in town.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I license them for two reasons. 1) If they every get lost I hava a better chance of getting them back. 2) It helps fund the animal control shelters.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I'm required to license, and its twice as much to license an intact dog (24 instead of 12). I also need the license in orde to get a dog park license from the county. The benefit of him being registered is also nice. So if he gets out, he will have a better chance of finding me again.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #48 (permalink)
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$114 here for 3yrs.... No discount for fixed/chipped/etc.

I think about $50 goes to the local SPCA.

Fee pays for public poop bags on most of our trails and upkeep of the three local dog-parks. Also get one free ride home per year.

As ours was adopted from the SPCA, if we were not home she would be taken to the SPCA for free cuddles 'till we got back!

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I do license Shania, eventually. (Thanks for the reminder).

$10 for speutered & puppies between 1 & 6 months of age.
$20 for intact.
No charge for service dogs.
$50 for dogs declared vicious.

Proof of rabies vaccination within the last 24 months must be provided.

Here's an interesting little bit about the dog limit: A member of the Canadian Kennel Club or another bona fide kennel club can have up to 5 dogs. Without membership the limit is 3. I've never seen that in any other city/town bylaws.

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Spayed/neutered or under 1 year: $27 per year
Not spayed or neutered: $54 per year

Fee for not licensing your dog: $250

Yeah, I definitely license.
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