Do dogs need to be licensed in California?

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Pet Licensing.

California law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed through the local animal care and control agency.

The County of Los Angeles (County) requires the same AND that all dogs be spayed/neutered and microchipped.

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Generally, licensing is required on a yearly basis and must begin when a puppy is about 4 to 6 months old.

To obtain a dog license, you must provide proof that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.

Keeping your pet up to date on all vaccinations is incredibly important as a responsible pet owner.

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It's the law. In most states, it's mandatory that dog owners have their pets licensed.

If you get caught without a license, which can and does happen, you will be hit with a hefty fine.

Dogs must have a renewed license each year, which must be displayed on them at all times.

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Licensing lets people know that your dog is up to date on its rabies vaccinations.

A dog cannot be licensed unless it is properly vaccinated.

Animal control or a Good Samaritan will be much more likely to want to handle and care for your missing pup if they know that it is healthy and sans rabies.

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All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies and licensed with the city of Las Vegas. Only residents within the city Limits of Las Vegas are required to license with the city. Pet owners in Henderson and North Las Vegas should contact their city for licensing requirements.
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California law requires that all dogs over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed through the local animal care and control agency… Licensing is an important means of identification and can help to return lost pets to their owners quickly.
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Research the laws in your area by contacting your city's department of licenses and inspections or the county clerk's office.

You may need a special license or permit to breed dogs or keep more than a few on your property.

Some jurisdictions may also require you to register as a kennel.

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In general, there are no licensing requirements to be a professional groomer.

As well, some states require freelance dog groomers with their own business to hold a Pet Grooming Facility License or regional certification.

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