Licensing

Residents of Pennington County are required by ordinance to license all cats and dogs.  The ordinance requires pet owners to license each pet within 30 days of acquiring it, or, within 30 days of the time that your pet becomes 6 months old.

Licensing

Residents of Pennington County are required by ordinance to license all cats and dogs.  The ordinance requires pet owners to license each pet within 30 days of acquiring it, or, within 30 days of the time that your pet becomes 6 months old.

It’s almost time to purchase your pet’s 2022 license!

All 2021 pet licenses expire 11/30/2021.  There are three easy ways to renew this year – find out how below

Renew By Mail

If you would like to purchase or renew your pet’s license via mail, please complete the Animal License Form and send it to 1820 E. St. Patrick Street Rapid City, SD 57703.  Don’t forget – you must include a copy of your pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate issued by their veterinarian in order to obtain a license.  Please include a check or money order for the amount due (see license fees) plus an additional fee of $1.25 to cover the costs of mailing the license tag and documents back to you.

If you have any questions, please call our team at (605) 394-4170.

Purchase at Your Veterinarian

Purchase at the HSBH

To purchase your pets’ licenses at the Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH), please bring your completed Animal License Form and your pet’s current rabies immunization certificate, issued by your veterinarian, to the HSBH office.  The Humane Society accepts credit, debit, cash, and check as forms of payment for pet licensing (American Express cards are not accepted).

License Fees:

Dog

$8 – spayed/neutered canine
$16 – unaltered canine

Cat

$5 – spayed/neutered feline
$10 – unaltered feline

Through the licensing process, your information and your pet’s information will be on file at the HSBH.  In the event your pet is lost and comes into the shelter, we will be able to trace the license tag to you and have the information necessary to reunite you and your pet quickly.

If your pet’s license tag is ever lost, you may obtain a duplicate tag for a small fee.