License Your Dog

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Dog Licenses

By law, all dogs four months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed annually. Licenses are purchased online through Santa Barbara County Animal Services or the City of Santa Barbara.

To purchase a license you must have a current rabies vaccination certificate and spay or neuter certificate (if applicable).

Residents of Unincorporated Santa Barbara County, City of Goleta, Beullton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and City of Santa Maria visit to license your dog.

City of Santa Barbara Residents visit to license your dog.

Schedule a rabies vaccination or spay/neuter at one of our clinics

Santa Barbara Humane supports Santa Barbara County Animal Services dog licensing because:

  • Dog License revenue supports Santa Barbara County Animal Services’ 24-hour-a-day emergency animal rescue efforts.
  • Found pets wearing license tags can be quickly reunited with their owners, oftentimes without being impounded at a shelter.
  • Rabies continues to be a deadly virus and a Dog License is proof that your dog is vaccinated. If your dog comes into contact with a wild animal, a current rabies vaccination may allow him/her to be quarantined at home instead of a shelter.
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