***Dr. Douglas French of the VANS rabies clinic will be hosting a clinic at
the Essex Fire Department, 24 Martin Street, on May 4, 2016 from 4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM. The cost is $10.00, and customers are required to bring
proof of prior rabies vaccination.***
Obtaining a Dog License:
If you reside in Gloucester, you must register your dog! 2016
are currently available for purchase.
Dog License Application Form
Dog License Renewals:
Licenses are due by April 30th of each year. The cost is $15.00 per license for spayed or neutered dogs and $16.00 per license for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Notices are included in the yearly City census.
No matter whether a dog owner receives a census/notice or not, it is up to the owner of the dog to renew the license on or before the 30th of April. If not, there will be a $10 late fee per dog.
Before any dog license is issued, the rabies information must be current. If you are not sure, please contact your vet. Once you have the current information, you can obtain your license in two ways:
- Come to the City Clerks office
- Mail in a Dog License Application
If mailing in a renewal form, include an additional $2.50 for postage & handling. This will allow for us to be able to send you your dog tag and license.
"Can I walk my dog on Gloucester beaches?"
Dogs are not allowed on public beaches from May 1st to September 30th. Beginning October 1st to April 30th dogs must be leashed except on even numbered days at Good Harbor beach and odd numbered days at Wingaersheek beach.
On October 13, 2015 City Council voted to extend the vote taken on November 18, 2014 to December 31, 2016 regarding dogs on Wingaersheek and Good Harbor Beaches. On January 12, 2016 City Council voted to allow dogs on Plum Cove Beach on consecutive days in the off season.Click here to read the vote.
Veterinary Hospitals in Gloucester:
Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital
Seaport Veterinary Hospital
North Shore Veterinary Hospital