Portland Veterinary Resources | Pet Health Care Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer
Download Our App|(207) 772-3385

Resources & Links

Dog Licensing in Portland, Maine

"All dogs six months and older must have a license. If you become the owner of a dog six months or older, the dog must be licensed by January of each year. 

In order to obtain a license for your dog, you need to obtain a Maine Rabies Certificate from your veterinarian to prove your dog has had its rabies shot within the past two years. You must also show proof of spay / neutering - either a certificate with a certificate number or a letter from a vet stating that the animal was examined and found to be altered.

Dog licensing fees are as follows:

  • Spayed / Neutered: $6 per year
  • Not Spayed / Neutered: $11 per year
  • Late Fees: $25 per dog 
  • Although cats do not require a license, they must be vaccinated against rabies

Humane Societies, Pet Foundations, and Shelters

Pet Grief Support

Pet Insurance

Pet Supply Stores

Veterinary Education & Animal News