Reasons Overheard for not Buying a Dog License
..and why they don't make sense
It's a house
dog and never gets out.
...all dogs go out sometime. It is the little house dog
that never leaves the yard that is most likely to get lost. Think of the license as an
insurance policy for your pet. The odds are that your house will
not burn down but you do have fire insurance, just in case…
My dog doesn't need a license; he/she is only 5 months old.
...Michigan law requires all dogs, three months of age and
older, be licensed. License your puppy right away. There is no
need to wait until 3 months old. Puppies often get lost.
My dog has a rabies tag.
...and that is great, they are also required. A Livingston
County dog license is the only ID that can be quickly traced 24
hrs/day 7 days/week. It's the best protection your pet has.
Everyone in the neighborhood knows my dog.
...your pet may wander out of the immediate neighborhood. Over
100 pets a week are returned by neighbors
through tracing the dog license number. A license lets strangers know
your pet is loved.
My dog isn't expected to live through the year.
...older dogs often suffer from hearing loss and failing
eyesight. They can become easily confused and lost. Protect your
senior pet, they deserve it.
It's my kids'
...the bond between children and their pets is remarkable. Teach
your child to be a responsible pet owner and insure your dog is
wearing a valid license. Unless your child is 18, you are
legally the responsible party.
A license is just a tax for dog owners.
...a dog license is not a tax. It is legal proof of ownership
and provides you and your pet specific legal rights.
I just got the dog a couple of months ago.
...Michigan law requires that you license the dog immediately
upon taking possession. We can help save you money if the dog
is already licensed in the state of Michigan. The tag can be transferred to you!
I can't afford it.
...we believe you can't afford NOT to! Read the list of benefits
of a license. Remember it is a law. Failure to license could
result in fines and court costs of $75-$100.