Town of Weston Dog Registration Due April 30

Katie Puppy, WFTA K9 Ranger is Weston-licensed

Live in Weston and have a dog? Don’t forget to license Fido, or Lasagna or Winston by April 30 or face a very large fine. Oh, wait, only $25? Hmmmm. License your dog because it’s the right thing to do, it’s the law, AND dog licensing means that the Animal Control Officer will be able to find you quickly if your dog gets lost and found across town.

State law requires all dogs older than six months be licensed annually. The license period is January 1st – December 31st. All dogs in Weston must be licensed no later than April 30th. 

The main reason to license is for the Owl’s joy in compiling the annual Dog Issue. Last year, we met leonbergers and cockapoos, labradors and Australian shepherds. I await new names and perhaps a golden retriever challenge of the popularity-winning Labrador dog breed. I can only hope that we have some new unheard of breed in town–last year I learned of klee kais and kooikerhondjes. You can read the 2021 Dog Issue here.

Now for the officialese:

Dog Licenses may be purchased through the mail or at the Town Clerk’s Office. Proof of rabies immunization must accompany the application and payment. Renewals may be done online so long as the up-to-date rabies certificate is on file with the Town Clerk.

Licensing Fees
  • $15 for a spayed/neutered dog
  • $25 for a dog not spayed/neutered
  • $25 for failure to license

More information can be found on the Town webpage here.

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