Washoe County Animal Services launched a new licensing and lost pet monitoring service this month in collaboration with DocuPet, a nationwide provider.
According to animal services officials, the program will assist dog owners in complying with local licensing requirements and in locating their dog if it becomes lost.
“Though pet licensing is mandatory for dogs in Washoe County, many local pet owners do not license their pets regularly,” officials added.
Dogs four months or older who live in congested areas of Washoe County must be licensed by law. Failure to do so may result in a fine ranging from $100 to $400.
Residents can now finish the licensing process online by uploading their dog’s rabies certificate and paying online using the new DocuPet service. Spayed or neutered pets are $8, elderly citizens with unmodified dogs are $8, and unaltered dogs are $20.
The new DocuPet service also includes access to the HomeSafe lost pet service, where pet owners may build a profile for their dog to assist them find it if it becomes lost. Custom tags are available for an extra fee, with 20% of the proceeds going to WCRAS.
Pets can still be licensed in person or by mail at the WCRAS shelter at 2825 Longley Lane, Suite A in Reno.
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