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San Diego Humane Society

License Requirements

Rabies Requirements: A California-approved rabies vaccination of dog is a prerequisite for licensing, and highly effective as an animal and public health measure. Rabies vaccinations are especially important in areas like ours where the potential threat of exposure to rabies from wildlife is a significant concern.

The primary rabies vaccination is good for one year. The second vaccination is given one-year later. Subsequent (or booster) vaccinations are valid for three years.

Please note: Your veterinarian's business name and License Number or clinic name and phone number are required for verification purposes.

California Approved Rabies Vaccinations

If your pet cannot get a rabies vaccination due to a medical condition, please complete this rabies exempt form with your veterinarian.

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