Pet Licenses and Registration
All dogs and cats must be registered with the City of Boerne Animal Care Services by the time they are four months old as required by City Ordinance. To register your pet and be granted a license, owners must provide a valid photo ID and proof of your pet’s current rabies vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian. Pet licenses must be renewed when your pet’s rabies vaccination expires.
City ordinance limits the number of pets allowed in one home to four. This can be four dogs, four cats, or any combination of dogs and cats that equals four. A Kennel Permit is needed to legally exceed four pets. Download a Kennel Permit Application.
How to Keep Your Pet Legal with Licensing
Pet owners must apply for a license and current collar tag for their pets. Download a Pet License Application online or pick one up form ACS in person at 330 S. Esser Rd. in Boerne. Proof of current one- or three-year rabies vaccination must be submitted with the application.
Applications and rabies documentation can be returned in person, mailed to ACS at the address above, or emailed to [email protected]. Once processed, you will be notified to pick up your pet’s rabies vaccination tags from ACS.
Fees for dog and cat pet licensing are listed below.
- $4 – Spayed or neutered
- $8 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered
- $12 – Spayed or neutered
- $24 – Non-Spayed or non-neutered
Why License Your Pet
It's the Law
Pets are required by law and city ordinance to be vaccinated against rabies and registered with the city. Non-compliance may result in citations and additional fees.
Returning Lost Pets
Pets with visible identification and licensing tags are likely to be returned home faster than pets without the proper tags.
A current rabies vaccination keeps your pet safe from deadly disease.
By licensing your pet with the City of Boerne, we can keep deadly diseases from spreading in our animal populations.