Is It Free to Get Your Dog Licensed?


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Licensing a pet such as a dog typically comes with a small fee. However, in some places, a dog owner may be able to get a free or reduced-price dog license if his dog is altered. Some areas also offer discounts or fee waivers to the disabled and elderly.

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The fees for pet licenses help fund an area's local animal control services. Some cities require a breeding permit in addition to a license if a pet is unaltered. An unaltered pet can potentially cause more stress to local animal control services if it has an unwanted litter, so the extra fee helps offset that.

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