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Dog Licensing Facts from the PAVMA

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PAVMA) shares the following information about dog licenses.

  • All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.
  • An annual license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.
  • All dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.
  • Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
  • Licenses may be purchased through your local county treasurer, and in many areas at

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