DOG LICENSING.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is the dog licensing agency for the City of Palm Springs. This is the only location you can purchase your dog’s license.

RABIES VACCINATION REQUIRED

To license your dog in Palm Springs, your dog must have a current rabies vaccination. If your dog is not current on his/her rabies vaccination please contact your own veterinarian or attend the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s weekly low cost vaccination clinic. Please see the Vaccine Clinic page for more information.

TO LICENSE YOUR DOG IN PALM SPRINGS

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter now offers an online licensing option to purchase a dog license. Please note that you will need to provide electronic versions (PDF or photo) of the documents listed in the section below. For renewals, you will need your dog’s current license number (on your dog’s tag and on the renewal notice).

For new licenses or renewals of licenses expiring on/after Aug 1, 2021 – please use this form:

ONLY for renewals of licenses expiring prior to Aug 1, 2021 – please use this form:

If you choose not to use the online licensing form, please call the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment to purchase your dog’s license (760-416-5718).

Using either licensing method, we will provide you with a uniquely numbered tag for your dog’s collar and a license certificate for new licenses.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

  • A copy of your dog’s current rabies certificate (proof of rabies vaccination). This cannot be an invoice or receipt – the document must say “Rabies Certificate” or “Vaccination Certificate”.
  • A copy of your dog’s spay/neuter certificate or other proof from a veterinarian (if your dog is spayed or neutered).

LICENSE FEES

Effective July 21, 2021, license fees will be as follows:
License Fee1 Year License2 Year License3 Year License
Spayed/Neutered Dog$25$40$55
Spayed/Neutered Dog with a Low-Income Guardian$10$20$30
Unaltered (Not Spayed/Neutered) Dog$100$200$300
Please call the shelter with any questions or if you need assistance (760)416-5718.

SERVICE DOG LICENSES

To obtain a service dog license you must first license your dog as described above. Then please call the shelter (760-416-5718) x 805 to schedule an appointment to complete a service dog license application.