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San Diego Humane Society

Licensing Fees and Payment Options

License fees are an investment in the health and safety of our pets. These small fees also assist San Diego Humane Society in providing care to stray and homeless animals and further our efforts to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect.

Fees by City

Cities Fees                                                    
Oceanside
  • 1 yr / 3 yrs License Term
  • $50 / $150 Unaltered
  • $15 / $40 Altered
  • $20 Late Fee
  • $5 Transfer/Replacement
Vista
  • 1 yr / 3 yrs License Term
  • $50 / $100 Unaltered
  • $15 / $40 Altered
  • $20 Late Fee
  • $5 Transfer/Replacement

Carlsbad,
Del Mar,
Encinitas,
Escondido,

Imperial Beach,
Poway,
San Diego,

San Marcos,
Santee,
Solana Beach

  • 1 yr / 2 yrs / 3 yrs License Term
  • $36 / $66 / $90 Unaltered
  • $18 / $33 / $45 Altered
  • $20 Late Fee
  • $10 Transfer/Replacement

Dog license fees are not refundable.

Late Fees

Failure to obtain a license, or to renew the license by the expiration date will result in a late fee.

Alteration (Spay/Neuter)

Dog licenses for unaltered dogs are charged at a higher rate. For a list of low-cost spay or neuter services in San Diego please visit sdhumane.org/alterations.

Licensing Payment Options

Online:

License your dog online at pethub.com/SanDiego.

About Pethub Online Pet Licensing

Residents of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista can purchase a dog license online at PetHub.com.

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San Diego Humane Society is working with PetHub.com to help pet owners purchase pet licenses online. The pet tag you will receive also has additional features – like your pet’s identification in case they escape -- that can be activated on PetHub.com.

License Your Pet Online Using PetHub

In Person:

License your dog in person at one of these three locations:

San Diego Campus: 5480 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110
Escondido Campus: 3500 Burnet Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
Oceanside Campus: 2905 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92058

Licensing Application

(En Español)

By Mail:

License your dog by mail.

ATTN: SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY
LICENSING DEPARTMENT

5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Please make checks out to San Diego Humane Society.

Licensing Application

(En Español)

For those residing within San Diego County, but outside of our jurisdiction, please contact County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. Licensing Jurisdictions.

Licensing Service Dogs

Service dogs must maintain a current rabies vaccine and license, but the owner is usually exempt from paying for the license.
For more information about service dogs, click here.

Assistance Dog Identification Application

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