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Adopt, Love, License!

Licensing your pet is easy, affordable, and could be their ticket home.


Every dog 6 months or older is required by law to have a current rabies vaccination and be licensed with Josephine County. This license must be renewed annually.


Josephine County has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for residents. Pet licenses can now be purchased online at, by mail, over the phone or in person. To complete the licensing process, you will need a copy of your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate. You may also obtain a dog license with proof of a current rabies vaccination to the Public Health Department or the shelter.






















Licensing fees:

                          1 year         2 year        3 year

Altered                $20             $38            $56

Unaltered           $40             $78            $116



                                                                 All licensing fees are non-refundable.              

                        100% of licensing fees help pay for the animal care and control services!

Your pet’s license will now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and the option to upgrade to designer license tag styles with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every designer tag sale is donated to Josephine County Animal Shelter through DocuPet’s Safe&Happy Fund. The new, easy-to-use online licensing service provides a quick and seamless way to license your pet from the comfort of your own home.


Licensing your dog helps ensure that your four-legged friend can be returned to you if lost.  Every Josephine County license tag comes readily equipped with DocuPet’s HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service, which has reunited thousands of lost pets with their families. Your pet’s license tag is etched with their own unique 8-digitHomeSafe™ code that links to their online pet profile, making it easy for anyone who finds a lost pet to reference the code and create a Found Pet Report in seconds. Pet owners can also create Lost Pet Reports as soon as they realize their pet has gone missing. Pet owners may upload current photos of their pet and include essential details such as medical information, care instructions, identifying features, and add Pet Guardians. The more information in a pet’s profile, the more helpful it will be in getting them home should they ever end up lost.


If your dog is licensed and impounded at the shelter, they will be able to be picked up within the first 24 hours for no charge! A dog license is only valid for the duration of the rabies vaccination.

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