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Importance of Licensing Your Dog
If you lost your dog, you might place an ad in the newspaper or distribute a flier in the neighborhood. Yet, one of the most effective means to insure the return of a lost dog is to make certain the pet is licensed.

View or download the licensing application.

It's the Law
Pennsylvanians who have failed to purchase yearly licenses for dogs three months of age or older are violating state law and could be fined up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.

State Dog Warden and his colleagues in other counties will canvas Washington County municipalities during certain months each year. Wardens will prosecute the owners of dogs who have not been licensed. While conducting their license canvases, state wardens also will check to see that all dogs and house cats three months of age or older have been vaccinated against rabies. Violations of the state’s rabies law can bring a fine of up to $300 a day.

Francis L. King

Courthouse Square
100 W. Beau St., Suite 102
Washington, PA 15301

Ph: (724) 228-6780

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm