Dog Licenses & why they matter in your state
Do you know that specially trained assistance dogs are often granted exemption from local requirements that are imposed on dogs. Virtually all cities give free license to guide, signal dogs, and more are including service dogs. Even if you qualify for a free dog license you still need to do the paperwork for getting the license, which will include the dog having the required vaccinations. States such as Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia do not charge license fees and many give permanent license for assistance dogs. So check with your state or local government to see if your dog qualifies. A good place to start checking on local dog license requirements is your local clerk of your town, city or county or your states Department of Agriculture. Many offer the dog license service through mail or online.