FAQ Topic: Animals

What days are the pet vaccine clinics offered?

In coordination with Vet Care Pet Clinic and Vaccination Services, low-cost pet vaccine clinics are offered every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit the Animal Services webpage.

Why should I get a dog license?

There are many reasons to license your dog. Licenses allow animal control or shelters to identify your dog and get them back to you quickly and safely. Licensed dogs are often allowed a longer stay at an animal shelter to allow the you to retrieve your dog. A dog licenses shows other people and pet owners … Continued

When is the penalty fee applied?

A penalty is due if any person fails to obtain a dog license within 15 days from the date of acquiring of a dog or within 15 days of the expiration of a dog license, whichever is applicable. In addition, dog license fees and penalties are applied retroactively for a period of up to three … Continued

How do I get a replacement tag?

Replacement tags are available at a cost of $9. To obtain a replacement tag, you may come to City Hall or mail in $9 with your name, mailing address, name of your dog and current license tag number. It is illegal for an owner of a dog to transfer any dog tag from one dog to … Continued

How do I get a dog license?

The Santa Ana Tax and License section handles requests for Dog Licenses and customer inquiries. They can be reached at (714) 647-5257 or via email at dog@santa-ana.org. The Santa Ana Tax and License office is located at Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, First Floor City Hall Annex, Room 1100. Parking is available … Continued

Why is a dog license required?

The State of California requires local jurisdictions to implement a dog-licensing program for public health and safety purposes (i.e., control of rabies and other contagious diseases). Santa Ana Municipal Code requires a license for every dog over the age of four (4) months that is owned, kept or harbored by, in the custody of, or … Continued

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