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Dog Licensing

All dogs (over four months old) in Oakland must have a current rabies vaccination and be microchipped and have a current  City of Oakland license.

To license your dog, visit

To read more about having a dog in Oakland, click here to download a PDF.

Rabies Vaccines:  Oakland Animal Services does NOT provide rabies vaccines to non-shelter dogs.  You must take your dog to a veterinarian or a vaccine clinic to be vaccinated. 

Microchipping:  Oakland Animal Services does microchip Oakland dogs for $10 during open shelter hours.  You can also have your dog microchipped at your veterinarian or local vaccine clinic.

Exemption for Rabies Vaccine:  If your veterinarian determines that your dog should not be vaccinated for rabies because of a medical issue, please have your veterinarian complete this form:  Canine Rabies Exemption Form.  Please follow the directions listed on the form to submit to Alameda County Vector Control.  If the form is approved, you can then submit the approved form to Oakland Animal Services and you can then purchase a one year dog license.  You will need to resubmit the form each year to renew your dog license.  ***Please note that the State of California does NOT accept rabies titer testing results as proof of rabies vaccination.