License Your Dog
Your dog’s license tag must be securely fastened to the dog’s collar or harness and must be worn by the dog at all times. (SDCC Section 62.620[e])
- This identifies your dog and ensures it has been vaccinated against rabies.
- Lost dogs wearing license tags can be quickly reunited with their owner, which reduces the stress on dogs and their humans!
- Dogs without identification may end up being kept by the finder or brought to an animal shelter long after the owner has given up trying to find it.
We also recommend getting your pet microchipped. Your pet is welcome at one of our low-cost clinics.
If you have recently moved to San Diego County and your dog is currently licensed elsewhere, you may transfer that license for a nominal fee for the duration of the dog’s current rabies vaccination if that vaccine is approved for use in California.