Licensing Your Pet in Fort Collins

Licensing Your Pet in Fort Collins

All dogs and cats in Fort Collins must be licensed through the Larimer County Humane Society. To license your pet in Fort Collins, you will need:

  • Rabies Vaccination Certification: A certification that your dog or cat’s rabies vaccination is required to register your pet. Contact your vet if you can’t find yours, or schedule an appointment for a booster. In many cases, your vet can provide licensing at your appointment.
  • Sterilization Certificate: If your pet has been spayed or neutered, provide a copy of the sterilization certificate. If you don’t have a copy of this certificate, contact your veterinarian. Animals don’t need to be sterilized for licensing, though sterilized pets enjoy a smaller licensing fee.
  • Completed Application: The Dog and Cat License Application is available online.

Dog and cat licenses may be purchased in person at the Larimer County Humane Society (3501 E. 71st Street, Loveland), over the phone at 970-226-3647 or by mail. Mail applications, including applicable fees, to:

Larimer Animal Protection & Control
Licensing Department
3501 E 71st Street
Loveland CO 80538

Fort Collins Dog and Cat Licensing Fees

Annual registration is $12 for spayed and neutered dogs and cats older than 1 year, and dogs and cats younger than one year. Licensing fees dog or cat without a sterilization certificate are $35.

Senior citizens aged 62 or older may register spayed and neutered dogs and cats and those under the age of one year for $5. Seniors pay the full $35 fee to register a dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered.

Licensure allows animal control officers to contact you and reunite you and your pet quickly and efficiently. Owners of unlicensed animals may be fined $25, though first-time offenses may be reduced by $20 if owners meet licensing requirements before their court date.