Happy New Year to you and your pooch! Here's a nice reminder from the Portland Police Department to get a license for your dog. In Maine, you must license your pup. It's 7 bucks if your dog is spayed or neutered. 12 bucks if not.

According to Maine.gov here's where your dog license money goes:

  • Local Animal Control Officers and State Humane Agents
  • Investigation of animal cruelty complaints and enforcement of animal welfare laws
  • Compliance with rabies vaccination of dogs
  • Care for sick and injured stray animals
  • Return of lost dogs to their owners

Luckily, you can license your dog online RIGHT HERE, 

All you'll need is:

  • Credit Card
  • License/Tag number (Renewal only)
  • State of Maine Rabies certificate
  • Veterinarian's name and phone number
  • Spay or Neuter Certificate (if your dog has been "fixed")