June is Dog License Month!

June is Dog License Month!

The Month of June is Dog License Month! Are your pups Greenwich-official? The Connecticut State law requires all dogs six months and older to be licensed by June 30. Dog licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually via the Town of Greenwich. 

Cost: $8 if spayed or neutered | $19 for non-spayed/neutered dogs

STEPS:

  • Download & complete the license application: bit.ly/ctdoglicense

  • Provide a copy of current rabies vaccination

  • Provide a copy of spay/neuter certificate (ONLY if it's your first time applying)

  • Drop in the mail or apply in-person at Greenwich Town Hall

WHY?

  • If your dog goes missing but is appropriately licensed and tagged - it will be easier for animal control to identify your dog and have them returned safely - and quickly

  • It's estimated that only 23% of dogs in Greenwich are licensed! Meanwhile, our neighbors in Darien and Westport are doing their paw-duty and have about 80% of all dogs licensed

  • A dog license is a "public" indicator that your dog is up to date on their vaccinations and required to visit Grass Island Dog Park and all other dog parks in the area

  • An accurate count of dogs in our community will help support our initiatives to make Greenwich more pet-friendly and our goal to revitalize the only dog park on Grass Island, and advocate for another dog park location in town!

  • The dog license fee is nominal - just $8 - but supports the greater good by providing vital funding for the APCP, which offers vaccination/sterilization benefits to pets being adopted from municipal facilities and those owned by low-income Connecticut residents, as well as feral cats being helped by nonprofit organizations