Pet Licensing

As a pet owner, you spend plenty of time making sure your dog or cat is healthy and safe. You walk him daily, feed him nutritious food, and take him to get vaccinations to ensure protection from rabies.

What sometimes gets missed is the licensing of pets. A pet license is a way to make sure your pet is protected if they get lost. Here are the reasons why we ask you to license your pet:

Prevent Rabies
A pet license requires proof your pet has been vaccinated against rabies. Keeping your pet up to date on all vaccinations is incredibly important as a responsible pet owner. Not only does this keep them safe, but, in the unfortunate event they get lost, animal control or anyone else who comes upon your missing pooch or kitty will be able to find a way to contact their owner.

Identify Your Pet
Derby Police Officers and Animal Control Officers deal with lost pets every day. A license tag provides identification. If someone finds your pet, he can be traced back to you, which will help him get home safe and sound quickly. Proper identification means a faster return to your family.

Derby City Code requires residents who own dogs or cats to have them licensed by the City. The City has issued license tags to local veterinarians so they can hand them out to pet owners with the purchase of a license. These City tags are to be attached to the pet’s collar. The tag has both the rabies vaccination information as well as the pet owner information.

You can purchase the license for $10 ($15 for pets not spayed/neutered) and receive a tag for your pet on your next visit to the vet. Licensing and tags are available at your veterinarian’s office as well as City Hall, 611 Mulberry Rd. Contact Jenny Schafer at 316-788-1519 with any questions.