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Licensing Your Dog

All dogs over the age of four months are required to be licensed and wear a current license tag.

A license identifies your dog as yours and is key in reuniting you with your pet if lost.  Should your dog be found by an Animal Control Officer or a private party who contacts us, you will be notified as soon as possible.  If your dog becomes accidentially injured and impounded, Animal Care and Control will provide initial veterinary stabilization for animals bearing a license tag.  If necessary, treatment may include humane euthanasia.  Local veterinarians are also more willing to invest emergency treatment in a sick or injured animal bearing a license tag.

Owners of four or more dogs are required to obtain a multi-animal facility license.  Click here for more information on facility licensing.  You can download our Licensing brochure here.

Dog licenses may be purchased for one, two, or three years.  The license period cannot exceed the rabies vaccine expiration date.  A license is only valid if the dog's rabies vaccination is current.  Licenses may be purchased online, by mail, or in person.

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License Your Dog By Mail or in Person.    

    • Animal Care & Control
    • Manager: Dr. Myra Wilson
    • 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • (907)343-8122