License Your Pet
Why It’s Important to License Your Pet
- A license says your pet is NOT a stray. People will be more likely to help and have a way to identify your dog.
- Your pet will be quickly reunited with you. City staff will always attempt to return a loose dog by a home delivery.
- Taking your pet to the county shelter is our only option if we cannot identify you as an owner. Shelter fees may be imposed.
- Animal Control will call you or send a letter if no phone contact is available if it arrives at the shelter with a license I.D.
- Your dog’s license is proof of rabies vaccination in the event it bites anyone.
- A licensed dog will be cared for at the Animal Shelter for a longer period of time than an unidentified stray.
- License fees support the expense of returning lost dogs, and fund adoptions for homeless dogs, investigations of animal cruelty and community education programs.
- It’s the law! (Municipal Code 6.04.036)
Requirements & Fees
- A completed Dog License Application. Once the application is complete, you can fax the completed form to 503-658-5174 or email it to [email protected] Once the application is received, a representative from the City will contact you to take payment over the phone.
- You must provide current proof of rabies (inoculation certificate or veterinarian documentation).
- You must provide proof of spaying or neutering, if applicable.
- A microchip ID number is encouraged for the safe return of lost or at-large dogs.
|Fee Type||Standard Fee||Standard Fee||Senior Citizen Discount Fee If Age 62+||Senior Citizen Discount Fee If Age 62+|
|Dog Type||Altered Dog||Fertile Dog||Altered Dog||Fertile Dog|
*Duplicate License Tag – $10.00
** RABIES VACCINATIONS MUST BE VALID FOR THE ENTIRE LICENSING PERIOD.