The dog license tag might be one of several
Dog licences (dog license in American English) are
required in some jurisdictions to be the keeper of a
dog. Usually a
dog-license identifying number is issued to the owner, along with a
bearing the identifier and a contact number for the registering organization. If
a stray pet is found with the tag, a rescuer can call the registering
organization to get current contact information for the dog's owner.
Licensing a dog might require additional actions on the owner's part, such as
ensuring that the dog has a current
vaccination. Licenses typically must be renewed yearly or after some small
number of years.
Licencing information worldwide
- Dog licences used to exist, but were abolished in
1987. The final
rate for a dog licence was 37.5p,
which went to local authorities. A dog licence was mandatory to keep a dog,
but was widely ignored, with only about half of owners having one.
- Dog licences continue to exist, under the
Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983. A dog licence costs £5.00 / year, or
£2.50 for pensioners.
Republic of Ireland
- Dog licensing exists. Individual dog licences cost
€12.70 / year,
and general licences (allowing unlimited dogs) are €252.42.
- Most states, municipalities, or other jurisdictions require dog licenses
along with rabies vaccination.
- New Zealand
- Isle of Man
California also has some areas where
cat licences are
| Animal Control
| Breed-Specific Legislation
| Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
| Diane Whipple
| Dog Fighting
| Dog Licence
| Pet Passport
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