Licenses are vital for your dog's safe return should he or she wander off. All license fees go to the Humane Society to care for the cats and dogs in need.

It is the law that all dogs over 6 months old in both the city and the county have a valid license. Your licensed dog can be reunited with you quickly. The cost of your dog being our guest is much steeper than the small license fee. Proof of rabies vaccination is required by both the county and the city due to state law, a small hassle but worthwhile.

Licenses good for two (2) years:

  • $20.00 - Sterilized (Spayed/Neutered) dog with proof of spaying or neutering.

  • $48.00 - Unsterilized dog

Lifetime Licenses:

  • $112.00 - Sterilized (Spayed/Neutered) dog with proof of spaying or neutering.

  • $266.00 - Unsterilized dog

Yearly Kennel Licenses:

  • $96.00

Three ways for you to license your dog:

  1. Come to the shelter at 112 Critter Lane, Port Townsend, WA, during our normal operating hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm. No need to bring your dog.

  2. Download, print and complete our paper licensing form: LICENSE FORM (PDF)
    Mail the form with payment to our mailing address. Please include self-addressed, stamped envelope. We will mail your license to you.

    Humane Society of Jefferson County
    P.O. Box 845
    Port Hadlock, WA 98339

  3. Complete the online licensing form at right and submit. Then make your payment online by clicking here or below in the amount to match the license type you selected.
    Please note the amount of your license. You do not need a PayPal account, you can use your credit card. Do be sure you get a confirmation. Rare, but we have had a few mix-ups. No need to enter a dollar sign, it will complain.

  4. If you would like to give a gift too please use the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Clunky but easier on our bookkeeping. Thank you!

Questions? Call us: (360) 385-3292

Thank you for licensing your dog!

Cat cop wants to know- Is your dog licensed?

Cat cop wants to know- Is your dog licensed?

Online Dog Licensing Form

Resident of *
Has the dog been neutered or spayed?
Your vet or other verification is good
I have confirmation of payment from PayPal *
We will get notification, this is for your records and peace of mind.