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City of Boston Animal Care and Control launches online licensing for Dogs

March 14, 2014

Landmarks Commission

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Animal Care and Control

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

“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 unlicensed.

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 neighborhood, including:

South End • Saturday • March 8 • 10AM–2PM

Animal Rescue League of Boston 10 Chandler Street

Roslindale • Tuesday • March 11 • 4PM–8PM

Boston Animal Shelter 26 Mahler Road

Dorchester • Saturday • March 15 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center 1 Worrell Street

North End • Tuesday • March 18 • 4 PM–7PM

BCYF Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street

Roxbury • Saturday, March 22 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Tobin Community Center 1481 Tremont Street

Codman Square • Saturday, April 5 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Perkins Community Center 155 Talbot Avenue

Jamaica Plain • Saturday, April 19 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center 20 South Street

Hyde Park • Saturday, April 26 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center 1179 River Street

East Boston • Saturday, May 3 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Martin Pino Community Center 86 Boardman Street

Formerly Orient Heights Community Center

West Roxbury • Saturday, May 10 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Roche Family Community Center 1716 Centre Street

South Boston • Saturday, May 17 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Condon Community Center 200 D Street

Charlestown • Tuesday, May 20 • 4PM–7PM

BCYF Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street

Allston/Brighton • Saturday, May 31 • 10AM–2PM

BCYF Jackson/Mann Community Center 500 Cambridge Street

Roslindale • Tuesday, September 23 • 4PM–8PM

Boston Animal Shelter 26 Mahler Road

About Boston Animal Care and Control

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.