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I was reading through the city news flyer that I get in the mail and they have a lot of articles regarding aggressive dogs and what to do when encountering them. It also states that we as dog owners are required to register our pups through the city. We are only allowed two per household and if you have 3 or more you need a kennel license. That is all fine with me, but there is not one single neighbor of mine who have registered their dogs with the city. I do plan on registering Bailey this week. If she does happen to bite someone and she is not registered, I would get a big fine.

Who here has their dog registered?
 

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Registering/licensing is required in our town. We register them every year. The town also goes around door to door during the month of June checking for compliance.
 

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Both of my dogs are registered with our City. The fee for a lifetime licence for a spayed/neutered dog was very reasonable, if I remember correctly $10 for life. The fee for an unaltered dog is much more and you have to buy annually. If the dog is ever picked up by the pound they can find the owner via the number on the licence tag and the animal gets 1 free ride home!!! Our vet offices sell the tags on behalf of the City.
 

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When we first moved to our current location, we registered our (then) 2 dogs. The city has a 3 dog limit. However in order to register your dogs, you MUST appear in person. It can not be done though the mail, over the internet nothing. Well I decided I was NOT taking a vacation day just to get my dogs licensed. They close same time I get out of work 30 miles away, no late hours.

Now we have 3 dogs and are in search of #4. Our neighbors have 4 labs. I asked them the other day if they have a kennel license (the did breed) They said no the city would not issue one "in" the city. First of all we have no RURAL area we are surrounded by cities. So I don't get that one. I asked them what they do for 4 dogs. He told me the city said "don't tell us again you have 4 dogs". They only register 3. Their dogs do not bark, get ample exercise so like ours I see no reason anyone would ever call them on it. Fortunately we live a dog neighborhood too. Everyone loves everyone elses dog.

No none of my dogs are currently registered and unless they change the process they never will be. I thing "re newing" should be allowed via mail.
 

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Yes, we are required here to register with the city. The vet gives you the forms after their rabies vax. Although yearly registration is required, there is a (little known) 3 year option for the rabies shot.
 

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Both my dogs are registered, it's the law here, and cats even have to be registered as well... by law.

Duke was registered by his old owners. When I called the city to find out what to do, they told me to call the old owners to transfer his registration over to me. I tried, and the old owner said no problem, but she didn't do it. So, I'm biding my time, and keeping my fingers crossed that we don't lose him so that I can register him in my own name next year.

I'm glad that there's no lifetime registration offered here, I don't know if I'd officially own Duke if there were.
 

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In the 7 years I've lived here no one has ever knocked on my door checking. I live in a small town as well. Maybe that's why nobody registers their dogs. I personally want to be on the safe side. It's free to register them.
 

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Something like a max of 3 dogs over the age of 16 weeks per household even with a kennel license. I think it's something like $15 per year or $30 for life if the dog is microchipped and rabiesed (I made that word up). I've never seen anyone come around to check though.
 

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A couple of years ago our county started requiring veterinary hospitals to forward pet and owner information to the Treasurer's Office to ensure owner compliance and dog licensing.

I got the form from the county for needing to register my puppy before he had been given his rabies vaccine (which you need to show proof of with registration).
 

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My dogs have always been licensed. It is the law and if they aren't licensed, they probably have not been vaccinated for rabies.
 

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Our veterinarian clinic takes care of the registration for us at the time we go in for the annual check up. It's all computerized and so easy. The clinic charges us the $7 for the neutered animal fee and remits it directly to the City.
 

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Our dogs don't have to be registered with the city, but we do have to get the county-issued license every year.
Only once, shortly after we moved into this house in '94, did someone come to the door, from the county, to make sure that any resident dogs were properly licensed.

We do have a city ordinance that limits us to two dogs per household, but they seem to enforce that one at will. For example, if you're the manager at a bank here in town and friends with the mayor, you can have three Goldens. :mad:
 

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We do have a city ordinance that limits us to two dogs per household, but they seem to enforce that one at will. For example, if you're the manager at a bank here in town and friends with the mayor, you can have three Goldens. :mad:
That's not fair. I wonder what it requires to have a kennel license, I would like to foster goldens in the future. I personally think that I should be allowed at least 3 dogs if I want. We live in a very rural area with lots of acreage.
 

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It's the law here as well. You can actually be fined and even be taken to court if you fail to register any dogs that you own who are 6 months old and older. They also have to be current on their rabies and distemper vaccines in order to register them. There are even late fees if you don't do it on time. However, there is no limit on how many dogs you can own here, at least not that I know of. We just have 2, so it has never been an issue for us anyway.
 

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Ours have to be licensed with the county and the dog must have had all their rabies vacs before you can do so. Max is licensed, but it was more expensive for him because we haven't had him neutered yet. ($40 or so.) Rascal is spayed, so hers was $17. Next year, Max's should go down some.
 

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I would like to foster goldens in the future. I personally think that I should be allowed at least 3 dogs if I want. We live in a very rural area with lots of acreage.
Check with your city because some municipalities do give leeway to fosters for rescue groups, especially if they are 501 c groups that help by taking animals from the shelters. Technically you don't "own" the foster dog, the rescue group does and they are with you on a temporary basis. If they don't have a specific exception sometimes they will look the other way, especially if you keep the dogs clean, quiet and the premises do not reek of dog poo.
 

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We register with the County yearly. Max. of four dogs except in certain areas where you can get a kennel license for more. Dogs under 4 months not counted. And, fosters exempt so long as they truly are temporary. 3 yearly rabies requirement here too.

I have fostered a lot...usually let animal control know in case they get calls about the dogs in my yard, or when I'm out walking(has happened) And the neighbors, just so they know.
 
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