Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks in Perry and York Counties

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Dog wardens will canvass homes in Perry and York Counties, the week of April 13 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

The state Department of Agriculture reminds dog owners that a license is one of the best ways to ensure a lost dog is returned home safely.

Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Licenses may be purchased through Treasurer Bair at the York County Administrative Office, by calling (717) 771-9603, online at, or from these issuing agents:

  • Delta – Delta Tags, Title & Notary
  • Delta – Dennis Emmel
  • Dover – Pet’s Best Friend
  • Hanover – Hanover WalMart
  • Hanover – Jocelyn’s Puppies
  • Hanover – Nature’s Pet Place
  • Manchester – Animal Medic Inc.
  • Mechanicsburg – Diller Landscape, Feed & Tack
  • New Freedom – Four Paws Pet Shop
  • Red Lion – Cape Horn Country
  • Red Lion – Cape Horn Veterinary Services
  • Red Lion – Diehl’s Service Center
  • Red Lion – The Mill, 327 East Broadway
  • Spring Grove – Spring Grove Animal Hospital
  • Stewartstown – Stewartstown Veterinary Services
  • York – Morgan’s Paws Pet Care Center
  • York – Sloppy Kisses
  • York – West York Agway
  • York – York County S.P.C.A.
  • York – York Pet Supply

In Perry County, licenses may be purchased through Treasurer Harva Owings Baughman at the Perry County courthouse, or by calling 717-582-2131, ext. 4111

For more information, visit or call 717-787-3062.

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