City of Boston Animal Care and Control
Launches Online Licensing for Dogs: May 3 for Eastie
(BOSTON, MA - March 14,
2014) Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced an easy and secure way
for Boston pet owners to apply for dog licenses online. The online
application process, available now, will make registration much
easier, and the review process more manageable for Animal Care and
Control personnel. Owners can apply for a dog license and access
more information on-line at www.cityofboston.gov/animals.
“Not only does this protect the health of our local pets, owners,
and neighbors, it’s also a great step toward streamlining the way we
do business here in Boston,” Mayor Walsh said.
The City of Boston is working with a third-party vendor, Invoice
Cloud, to provide online pay services for pet licenses. There will
be an online credit and debit card service charge of 2.95%
associated with each transaction ($1.00 minimum).
Over the summer, the City of Boston will embark on a new public
education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of dog
licensing. Dog owners may be subjected to fines if their pet remains
Earlier this month, the City of Boston launched a series of dog
licensing and low-cost rabies vaccine clinics. The clinics will be
held in locations throughout every
East Boston • Saturday, May 3 • 10AM–2PM at BCYF Martin Pino
Community Center 86 Boardman Street (Formerly Orient Heights
Boston's Animal Care and Control unit offers a variety of services
to Boston residents. Its mission is to provide responsive, efficient
animal control services, provide a high quality of animal care
and to promote responsible pet ownership.
Source: Mayor's Press Office