June is dog license renewal time in Connecticut, an important annual ritual for the health and well-being of dogs and humans.
It’s also a reminder to make sure the dog is up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. Residents must present an original rabies certificate, signed by a licensed veterinarian, the first time it is used for a new license or license renewal.
The town clerk keeps a copy of the certificate on file, and it is not needed again for license renewal until it expires. The original is returned to the owner.
Cost of the required licenses
Licenses cost $8 if the dog is spayed or neutered, and $19 if not. Late licensing or late renewal incurs a late fee of $1 per month or part of a month.
The Shelton city/town clerk’s office is open weekdays from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; phone is 203-924-1555, ext. 1503.
If a dog roams or gets lost, when it has a license animal control officers can look up its license, easily find the owner and return the dog.