Dogs and cats are required to be licensed in the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, and the town of Wellington. Residents living in unincorporated areas of Larimer County are only required to license their dogs; cat and chicken licensing in unincorporated areas although not required, is encouraged. *New Ordinance*- Chickens, ducks and goats are required to be licensed in the City of Fort Collins.
- $15 annually - dogs and cats under 1 year of age (spayed/neutered or intact)
- $15 annually - dogs and cats over 1 year altered (spayed or neutered)
- $50 annually - dogs and cats over 1 year, not altered (intact - not spayed or neutered)
- $25 annually - goats
- $25 late fee per goat
- $30 one-time fee - chicken coop
- $30 late fee per chicken coop
Effective February 1, 2019, If you are a senior (age 62 and older) and reside within Loveland city limits, you are eligible for a license for each pet at no charge. To qualify for this license, please apply in person to our shelter at 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO, 80538, or mail us proof of your residence and date of birth.
Optional Cat Licensing Where Not Required*: $5.00
*Residents of unincorporated Larimer County are encouraged to purchase a license for their cats as well, although not required by law.
To purchase a pet license in person, please visit us at 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO 80538, or stop by the office of one our participating veterinarians selling pet licenses or an approved pet license center located in northern Colorado.