Recently, it has come to our attention that many of our clients are not aware that your pet must be registered if you reside in Fayette County. This makes up the majority of our client base. This is different than your dog having their rabies vaccination, which is also required. We have a lot of clients that come from out of state and requirements of each state are all different. We are going to answer some questions in regards to this process so it’s clear for all pet owners, whether you are a client of The Pet GurL or are just a pet owner.
Who needs to be licensed? ALL animals need to be licensed in Fayette County, starting at 6 months. Rabies vaccination is required starting at 4 months.
Is it a one time thing? NO! This is really important as it’s commonly not understood that you must renew your pet’s license annually, every 12 months.
How much does it cost? The cost is $8.00 for a spayed/neutered pet and $40.00 if your pet is NOT spayed/neutered.
What happens from there? Your pet must wear identification, which will be given to you, at all times. You will also receive a certificate once your information is verified as backup. Keep it in a safe place in case your tag is ever misplaced. Rabies tag and licensing tag should always be present when outside your home, to avoid a possible fine.
Where can I get this done? You can go to a participating veterinarian location or to Lexington Animal Control office located at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike. They are open Mon-Thurs AND Sat: 10-6; Fri: 10-8 and Sun 1-5. You can also mail in the paper application found by clicking HERE
and mail it to:
1600 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40504
Attn: Licensing Office
Please add a $1.00 handling fee per application if you mail in*
If your animal is reported for any reason, you will get a fine for not having the required tags on your pet (rabies and licensing). If an animal control officer sees your pet out without their tags, they will issue a citation. They are often at parks in the area and many pet owners end up leaving a fun day at the park with a citation and hefty fine when they weren’t even aware of this policy.
Here are a list of participating vets where you can get your pet licensed:
• LFACC Office at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike
• Licenses are issued seven days a week: Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 1 – 5pm.
• Rabies vaccination with license purchase is $5: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.
• Afford-A-Vet (both Richmond Road and W. Lowry Lane locations)
• All Creatures Great & Small Animal Hospital
• Animal Care Clinic
• Animal Clinic at Equestrian Woods
• Animal Clinic at Leestown Road
• Animal Hospital of Nicholasville
• Banfield Pet Hospital (both Hamburg & Brannon Crossing locations)
• Beaumont Veterinary Center
• Boston Road Animal Clinic
• Brighton Animal Clinic
• Chevy Chase Small Animal Clinic
• Clays Mill Veterinary Clinic
• Eastland Animal Hospital
• Fayette Veterinary Clinic
• Gainesway Small Animal Clinic
• Green Tree Animal Hospital
• Hartland Park Animal Hospital
• Lansdowne Veterinary Clinic
• Lexington Hospital for Cats
• Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic
• McCaw Veterinary Clinic
• Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital
• Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital
• North Lexington Veterinary Clinic
• Regency Animal Hospital
• Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic
• Sheabel Animal Medical Center
• Southland Veterinary Clinic
• Tates Creek Animal Hospital
• Veterinary Wellness Center
• Village Animal Hospital
• Woodstock Spay/Neuter Clinic
So if you didn’t know, now you do! If you need any assistance with this, let us know and as always, The Pet GurL will be happy to assist!
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