Dog Wardens To Perform Checks Locally

April 8, 2018 GMT

State dog wardens will conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks throughout the state this month.

This outreach program helps educate Pennsylvanians about the need to keep dog licenses and rabies vaccinations — for both cats and dogs — up to date.

Luzerne County will be canvassed the week of April 9 to 13.

Pennsylvania law requires all dogs three months or older to be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Dog licenses are available through county treasurers’ offices.

For information, visit, or call 717-787-3062.