Dog Licenses and Laws

Licensing | Low-income vouchers | Laws

Licensing

If you live within the city limits of Lake Oswego or Happy Valley, you will need to purchase a license for your dog from your local city. If you live within the city limits of Tualatin, you will need to purchase a license for your dog from Washington County.

License fees

  Spayed/neutered dog Fertile dog
1 year $24 $41
2 years $46 $72
3 years $66 $108

Order checklist

  • dog information (name, age, color, breed)
  • your veterinarian's name
  • current rabies certificate with vaccination and expiration date
  • proof of spay or neuter (if applicable)
  • method of payment

Discounts are available when you:

  • provide proof of spay or neuter
  • purchase a multi-year year license

Where to buy a license

  • online
  • shelter (13141 SE Hwy 212, Clackamas, OR 97015) map
  • office of one of the participating local veterinarians

If you live within the city limits of Lake Oswego or Happy Valley, you will need to purchase a license for your dog from your local city. If you live within the city limits of Tualatin, you will need to purchase a license for your dog from Washington County.

It is the law to license your dog. But dog licensing also:

  • gives you around-the-clock notification at your home phone number or emergency number if you lose your licensed pet and someone finds it
  • tells everyone that your pet is yours and is never mistaken as a stray
  • helps pay for the care of homeless animals while attempts are made to find them adoptable homes.
  • provides emergency medical care while your dog is with Clackamas County, if your dog is ever found injured
  • helps the county protect neighborhoods from dangerous dogs and investigate dog bite incidents
  • funds investigations of animal cruelty, abuse, abandonment and neglect
  • supports efforts to find good homes for stray dogs through our active adoption process

If you own or are keeping a dog in Clackamas County, you must purchase a license:

OR

OR

  • when the dog is 6 months of age or grows its permanent canine teeth, whichever comes first
  • within 30 days of becoming owner or keeper
  • within 30 days of moving to the county

Low-income voucher for rabies vaccine with spay and neuter program

Residents in Clackamas County on any sort of government assistance are eligible to receive a voucher for a no-cost spay or neuter and a rabies vaccine when purchasing a one-year dog license at participating veterinary clinics. Learn about the voucher program.

County and State dog laws