Dog Licences & Legal Requirements
Owning a dog involved a number of legal requirements, which are designed to ensure the wellbeing of your dog, and the public. In deciding to get a dog, you must be willing to fulfill these small legal requirements.
Under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 all dog owners are required to have a dog licence. Renewable annually, an individual dog licence is just €20.00, and can be obtained from your local post office or by sending a cheque, payable to An Post, to Superintendent of Accounts, An Post, GPO, Dublin 1. More information about dog licences is available at http://www.anpost.ie/
Because your dog can't speak for himself, if he goes missing, it is important that whoever finds him knows how to contact you. Dogs must at all times wear a collar with the name and the address of the owner inscribed on it or on a tag. Failure to have identification on a dog can result in an on-the-spot fine issued by a dog warden. Failure to pay this fine within a specific period can result in prosecution by your local authority. A wide selection of fashionable dog tags are available from your local Petmania store. All tags can be engraved while you wait.