Licensing Your Dog

Why license your dog?

  • You have to by law. In Maricopa County, all dogs over three months of age are required to be licensed and have their rabies vaccination.
  • It registers you as the dog's owner. This enables us to help reunite you if your dog is lost.
  • If your lost pet is picked up and we are unable to quickly contact you, the first 24 hours at the shelter will be at no charge. Also, if a licensed dog bites someone, it may be eligible for home quarantine, rather than being quarantine in our facility or a veterinary hospital.

How to Get / Renew a License

What do I need?

  1. Completed Rabies Vaccination Certificate (if needed).
  2. Fee Payment. (Please note discounts for online licensing.)
    • Spayed/neutered dogs are $22. License online and receive a $3 discount.
    • Unaltered dogs are $55. License online and receive a $5 discount.
    • If owners are 65 years and older, fee is $10 per dog. (Dog must be altered.)

Please note: Our web applications may not work properly with cellphones or tablets. All license fees and penalties are not refundable.

For Additional Information

Contact us by email or by phone at 602-506-PETS(7387) for licensing questions.