In an emergency, if you cannot reach Karen, please call Dispatch 1-800-432-7911
Note: Karen handles domestic animal control for the Town of Plymouth.
If you have an issue with wildlife such as skunks or raccoons, please contact the Game Warden's office at 941-4440.
Dog licensing ensures rabies vaccination, which protects the health of your pet. Citizens should also know that by licensing their dog they are directly fighting animal cruelty and abuse. Most people do not realize that up to 90% of their dog license fees go directly to the Maine Animal Welfare Program. Dog license fees account for 95% of the State Animal Welfare Program’s entire funding and without these fees, the state would be unable to protect the animals of this state.
All dogs six months and older must have a license. If you become the owner of a dog six months or older, the dog must be licensed by January of each year. In order to obtain a license for your dog, the owner must present a current State of Maine Rabies Certificate obtained from a veterinarian. This certificate will verify that your dog has received its rabies shot within the past two years.
Note: Although cats do not require a license, they must be vaccinated against rabies.
Dog Licenses may be obtained at the town office. Please bring your current proof of rabies. All dog licenses expire on December 31st each year. A late fee of $25 per dog is required by the State of Maine after January 31st.
Spayed or Neutered: $6
Male or Female non-altered: $11
KENNEL (1-10 dogs): $42.00. Kennels must be inspected annually.
Kennel licenses are only available for dogs kept for breeding, hunting, or show.