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Licensing Your Pet is the Law

All areas within Ada County require dogs to have and wear a license. Each city has their own licensing and outside city limits, in un-incorporated Ada County you must purchase an Ada County license. Failure to license or to renew your dog's license could result in a citation, monetary fine and court fees.

If you have any questions about licensing your pet, contact the Idaho Humane Society at (208) 342-3508.

Benefits of Licensing Your Dog

Lost Pets Returned Home. If someone finds your stray pet, wearing a license can ensure that they can help your pet make its way home.

Ride Home. IHS Animal Control Officers make every effort to return licensed animals home while in the field, preventing your pet from even coming to the shelter.

Contact in Case of Emergency
. A current license allows you to be reached should your pet need urgent veterinary medical treatment.

Licensing Fees Help Animals in Need.
Fees help the Idaho Humane Society care for stray and homeless pets, reunite them with their owners or find them new, loving families.

Licensing Fees

Boise City Dog Licenses

Fees are for licensing your dog(s) in Boise City limits. All Boise City licenses expire one year from purchase date.

Click here for locations where you an purchase your Boise City dog license. You can also renew your dog's license online.


When you visit the Idaho Humane Society to purchase a Boise City license, please make sure to bring your dog's proof of spay/neuter and proof of Rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.
  • Spayed/Neutered: $20.50
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered Under 1 Year: $26.50
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered Over 1 Year: $50.50
  • Senior Owner (65 and older) Spayed/Neutered Only: $10.75
  • Replacement Tag: $4.00

Ada County Dog Licenses

These fees are for licensing your dog(s) in un-incorporated areas of Ada County. If you live within the city limits of Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna or Garden City, you will need to purchase a license from your city rather than the county. Ada County licenses expire one year from the purchase date.  

When you visit the Idaho Humane Society to purchase an Ada County license, please make sure to bring your dog's proof of spay/neuter and proof of Rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.

Click here to license your dog in Ada County ONLINE!

  • Spayed/Neutered: $17.40
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered: $43.60
  • Senior Owner (65 and older) Spayed/Neutered Only: $9.75
  • Replacement Tag: $4.00

Meridian City Dog Licenses

Fees for licensing your dog(s) in Meridian city limits. All Meridian licenses expire on December 31st each year.

When you visit the Idaho Humane Society to purchase a Meridian license, please make sure to bring your dog's proof of spay/neuter and proof of Rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.

You can purchase Meridian city dog licenses at the Idaho Humane Society shelter. Click here for other locations or to order your dog license through the mail.

  • Spayed/Neutered: $16.00
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered: $21.00
  • Replacement Tag: $5.00

Kuna City Dog Licenses

Fees for licensing your dog(s) in Kuna city limits. All Kuna licenses expire December 31st of each year. After July 1st all Kuna licenses can be purchased for 1/2 price.

You can purchase your Kuna dog license at the Idaho Humane Society.

  • Spayed/Neutered: $10.50
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered: $28.00
  • Senior Owners (65 and over) Spayed/Neutered: $8.00
  • Senior Owners (65 and over) Un-spayed/Un-neutered: $20.00
  • Replacement Tags

Eagle City Dog Licenses

Fees for licensing your dog(s) in Eagle city limits. All Eagle licenses expire December 31st of each year.

When you visit the Idaho Humane Society to purchase an Eagle City license, please make sure to bring your dog's proof of spay/neuter and proof of Rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.

You can purchase your Eagle city dog license at the Idaho Humane Society. Click here for a form to apply for your license through the mail.

  • Spayed/Neutered: $10.00
  • Un-spayed/Un-neutered: $25.00
  • Senior Owner (65 and older) Spayed/Neutered Dog: $5.00