Door-To-Door Searches Could Lead To Fines For Unlicensed & Unvaccinated Pups

Dog wardens in Pennsylvania have planned a door-to-door canvassing schedule to check Rabies vaccination records and dog licenses in 26 of the state’s 67 counties.

Residents with unlicensed or unvaccinated pets will face fines up to $300 per animal – including cats – as well as court costs.

According to the PA Department of Agriculture, dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year per Pennsylvania law. Licensing fees are $6.50 each for spayed and neutered dogs and $8.50 each for intact dogs.

Seniors and people with disabilities are eligible to purchase discounted licenses for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for intact pets. Residents may also purchase lifetime licenses at a cost of $31.50 for spayed and neutered pets and $51.50 for intact pets.

In addition, the dog wardens will be checking the Rabies vaccination status for all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older with the same $300 fines applying to unvaccinated pets.

April’s canvassing schedule will cover the following counties on these dates:

  • April 2-6: Bradford, Clearfield, Cumberland, Jefferson, and Westmoreland counties.
  • April 9-13: Berks, Centre, Clarion, Franklin, Luzerne, and Westmoreland counties.
  • April 16-20: Carbon, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Perry, Somerset, and York counties.
  • April 23-27: Armstrong, Bucks, Butler, Lebanon, Mifflin, Potter, and Susquehanna counties.

Canvassing will continue throughout May and June.

To license your pet online, go to

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Source: FS – Dogs – iHD
Door-To-Door Searches Could Lead To Fines For Unlicensed & Unvaccinated Pups