City and County ordinances require that all dogs over the age of 6 months living within the city limits or within the county's dog control zone must wear a current license tag. Even dogs that live primarily indoors are required to be licensed.
Your pet’s ID Licensing helps ensure the safe and timely return of your pet should it be lost. About 95 percent of lost animals that wear current identification are reunited with their owners.
Please also keep in mind that ownership of a pet can be difficult to prove if the pet is not wearing current tags.
Where is the Control Zone?
City and County ordinances require that all dogs over the age of 6 months living within the city limits or within the county's dog control zone must wear a current license tag. Please click below for a map of the your control zone area.
Dog Licenses, 2013-2014
- $30 for unaltered dog (not spayed or neutered)
- $15 for altered dog (proof is required)
- A current Rabies Vaccination Certificate is required
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Your Pet's ID
Licensing is designed to help ensure the safe and timely return of pets to their owners. Your dog’s current license enables local authorities to identify your pet and also identifies you as the dog owner. About 95 percent of lost animals that wear current identification are reunited with their owners. Ownership of a pet can be difficult to prove if the pet is not wearing current tags.
Register Your Dog
In order to make the licensing process as easy as possible, we’ve attached a brief form for you to fill out and return to us. Please duplicate the form if you have more than one dog. Licensing forms are also available at all local veterinary clinics and at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Local ordinances require that all dogs have proof of a current rabies vaccination.
When a Pet is Lost
As a reminder, if you lose your pet, please report it immediately to the following local authorities. Even if you are not a pet owner, you may find the following contact numbers helpful if you find an animal or experience animal problems in your neighborhood.
- City and County Dispatch Center and Animal Control 509-527-1960
- Blue Mountain Humane Society (BMHS) 509-525-2452
Where does the money from dog licensing go?
All funds received from dog licensing directly support Animal Control and impound services for the animals in our community.
What does Licensing fee pay for?
- Investigations of neglect in Walla Walla County including Wallula and Burbank. Care for impounded strays (abandoned and owned dogs found at-large) in the City and County.
- Medical assistance for injured animals, including payment of vet bills for stray and unclaimed animals.
- Response by a field office to calls from citizens for help with animal conflicts including dog bites, barking dogs, loose dogs and other animal related issues.