Customer service will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. and online pet licensing are available for your convenience.

License By Mail

Mailing Address

To license by mail:

  1. Enclose copies of all required paperwork such as current rabies vaccination certificate or proof of spay/neuter, if applicable. The license application below may be downloaded and included, but it is not required.
  2. Determine the correct license fee for each of your pets.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to "Foothills Animal Shelter." Please do not send cash.
  4. Mail your paperwork and payment to:
  5. Foothills Animal Shelter Licensing
    c/o PetData
    PO Box 141929
    Irving, TX 75014-1929

Required Paperwork

  1. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required for pets over 4 months of age if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. Please check your certificate for correct address and pet information. Write in the correct information as needed.
  2. Has your pet been altered since the last licensing period and are you applying for the lower registration fee? Proof of spay/neuter, such as a signed statement from a veterinarian or an invoice for services is required.

Your paperwork will not be returned to you, so retain a copy of your documents for your records.

License Fees

Licensing Fees

Unaltered Pet $30.00
Spayed/Neutered Pet $15.00

Other Fees

Replacement for Lost Tag at Renewal $0.00
Replacement for Lost Tag Prior to Renewal $5.00

In an effort to encourage pet owners to spay/neuter their pets and help reduce pet overpopulation, the license fee for an altered pet is lower than that of an unaltered pet.

Due Date

Payment for your license is due within 30 days of the expiration of your current license. If you are licensing for the first time, you must purchase a license within 30 days of obtaining a pet over the age of 4 months or within 30 days of moving into Jefferson County or the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster or Wheat Ridge.

Licensing Ordinance

All dogs 4 months of age and older must be licensed with Foothills Animal Shelter within 30 days of being in Jefferson County or the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster or Wheat Ridge.