2020 Dog Licensing Campaign

Love Your Dog - License Your Dog

License Your Dog in PA

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.

The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.

Reasons for dog licensing:

  • It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
  • If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
  • The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
  • License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

For a list of county treasurers, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com or call the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement Office at 717-787-3062.

Dog Agent Listing (Note: the agent listings below are only for Annual Dog Licenses)

Animal Rescue League
Route 724 & Morgantown Bypass
Mohnton, PA 19540

Erb & Henry Equipment Inc.
22-26 Henry Avenue
New Berlinville, PA 19545

FM Brown's Inc. Lancaster Avenue
717 Lancaster Avenue
Reading, PA 19607

Hamburg Borough
61 N. 3rd Street
Hamburg, PA 19526

Hereford Township​
3131 Seisholtzville Road
Hereford, PA 18056

​Klick Financial
​3631 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

Mtn View Supply Inc
5104 Old Rte 22
Hamburg, PA 19526

Oley Valley Feed
143 Cleaver Road
Oley, PA 19547

Reifsnyder's Agriculture Center
7180 Bernville Road
Bernville, PA 19506

Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic
14993 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530

​Tails A Waggin
​2321 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609

Union Township
​1445 E Main Street
Douglassville, PA 19518