Each June, Connecticut state statue requires that all dogs over the age of six months be licensed in the town their owners reside in. Dog licenses must be obtained by June 30, or a penalty fee for each late month will incur.
To obtain a dog license you must have a current rabies certificate and pay a license fee of $8.00 for a spayed/neutered dog or $19.00 for an intact dog. A kennel license for $51.00 covers ten dogs (must have rabies certificate for all dogs). Dog licenses can be obtained from your town clerk.
For Killingworth residents, the is holding a contest for the “coveted tag numbers 1, 2 & 3”. Killingworth Town Clerk Linda Dudek says, “Anyone licensing their dog during the month of June is entered into the contest. A random drawing is held after June 30th and the winners can bring back the issued tag for the numbers 1-3. The Town Clerk personally donates a small gift certificate to Petco, to each of the winners, too!” For more information, please contact the Killingworth Clerk’s Office at 860-663-1765, ext. 502.
Durham is holding a "Top Dog" contest. The winner will receive the number 1 dog tag in town, and a picture of the dog and its owner will be posted on the town clerk's home page throughout the month of June. All entries must be received by May 15. Fill out the attached PDF and submit to Kim Garvis at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on dog licenses in Durham, click here.
Middlefield residents interested in renewing or obtaining a dog license can visit the , or click here.
If your dog (or cat) needs a rabies vaccination, there are several local rabies clinics coming up:
- May 14 - , 333 Route 81, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a cash only clinic and the charge is $20/per dog or cat. All animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
- May 15 – The 3rd Annual Durham Pet Fair – “Help Willy’s Friends” will be held at , 135 Pickett Lane in Durham, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- June 5 – EOC-Durham Fair Grounds, Canfield Lane, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information on rabies clinics in your area contact your local Town Clerk’s Office.