Attention all dog owners! If you don't have a current license for your dog, there's a very good chance that you need one.
A really good chance, actually.
Most all states in the US, and countries around the world, require a dog owner to attain a valid license for their canine. Usually, a dog license number will be issued as well as a tag for identification purposes in case the dog goes lost. In most cases, the tag is only required to be worn when off the guardian's premises.
Dog owners are also almost always required to provide certificates of Rabies vaccination and surgical sterilization to obtain a license. In Los Angeles county specifically, where SportLeash is HQ'd, dogs must be licensed and have the necessary vaccinations documents on file by the time the dog is four months old.
Licensing fees vary by state but are usually fairly marginal - for example, $20 per period of a few years - and there are even discounts for seniors applying for the license. Which is good because a lot of senior citizens looking for company are finding it in dogs these days! Another reason dogs are awesome - they make great companions for the elderly!
Cats, on the other hand, don't even need a license. So there are benefits to being a cat owner after all! Jk cat owners! We love you too!
And if you find a lost pup with an info tag, it is recommended to contact the owner information on the tag or your local shelter.
So there's a little dog license info for you - (horses need licenses too fyi) - and if you didn't know, now you know!
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