A pet license lets Animal Services know your pet has an owner. Animal Services staff will attempt to deliver a lost pet home to you immediately, skipping a trip to the animal shelter which means you also avoid paying expensive boarding fees.
Found pets can be quickly reunited with their owner because any finder can look up the tag number to locate the owner's contact information, 24/7.
Pet license fees help pay for investigations for animal cruelty, neglect and abandoned animals.
A pet license is inexpensive and you will avoid a costly fine. The fee for a first time offense of failure to license a pet is $100.
It's quick, it's easy and it shows you are a responsible pet owner.
If you have moved, changed your name, added another pet to your household or your pet has passed away, please make sure you update your license information. This can be done by calling 425-388-3440 or by emailing Animal Services.