Licensing

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Per City Animal Ordinances all dogs and cats over the age of 6 months, must be licensed.  You may purchase a license at the Great Falls Animal Shelter or participating veterinarians within the City limits.  Please see the Shelter Fee List for current licensing fees.

Per City Ordinances a current rabies vaccination is required for all dogs, cats, ferrets, and horses over the age of 6 months.  Please see your veterinarian for the vaccination.  A City license cannot be sold without proof of the rabies vaccination.

A current registration and valid rabies certificate can be your loved one's ticket home.  When an animal is brought into the shelter, we first check to see if the animal has been micro-chipped and then we check for a license and/or rabies tag.  If your registration is current we can easily contact you and let you know your pet is currently in a safe place and awaiting his/her family.

Please see the links under Pet Owner Resources for more details and Frequently Asked Questions or call the Great Falls Animal Shelter at 406-454-2276.

On-line licensing is currently under construction.  At this time you must purchase your license at the Animal Shelter or other participating veterinarian offices.  Please check back at a later date.

 

Multiple Animal Permit

Per City Animal Ordinances a multiple animal permit must be obtained before any person, persons, or family keeps, harbors or maintains in or on the same premises a total of more two (2) dogs over six (6) months of age and two (2) cats over six (6) months of age.  To apply, download the Multiple Animal Permit application, complete the top portion and submit to the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Or you may apply in person at the Great Falls Animal Shelter.  An inspection by an Animal Control Officer will be done before the multiple animal permit is approved.  Please see the Shelter Fee List for current licensing fees.

 

Hobby Breeder Permit

Per City Animal Ordinances a hobby breeder permit must be obtained within ten (10) days of the birth of a litter of puppies or kittens.  To apply, download the Hobby Breeder Permit application, complete the top portion and submit to the Great Falls Animal Shelter.  Or you may apply in person at the Great Falls Animal Shelter.  The intended facility is subject to inspection by an Animal Control Officer.  See the required conditions for approval in the City Animal Ordinances.  Please see the Shelter Fee List for current licensing fees.