Why must I license my dog?

We are often asked, "Why should I license my dog?" The State requirement to license dogs helps to enforce the rabies vaccination. The vaccinations are our barrier between this deadly disease and our community. 

Another very good reason to license your dog is that by doing so you can help stop animal cruelty. Ninety percent of your dog license fee goes directly to fighting animal cruelty in Maine.

For more information you can contact:
Maine Department of Agriculture
Animal Welfare Program
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028

1-877-269-9200 (Toll Free)

Email: animal.welfare@maine.gov

Or on their website:  Animal Welfare Program