Animal Licensing

Dog of the Year Winner for 2023 - Finny Stakevicus

Dog of Year

Annual Animal Contest
Shelburne Cat of the Year & Shelburne Dog of the Year
2023 Winners – Finny Statkevicus  & Streak Roberts

Register your cat and/or dog by April 1, at 5:00 p.m. each year and your pets name and tag number will be automatically entered into a drawing to be Shelburne's Cat and Dog of the Year.  The winners are drawn at a Selectboard meeting soon after the deadline. Photos will be displayed in the Town Clerk's Office and on our website. We have some generous prizes from our sponsors:  Petfood Warehouse, Tractor Supply, and Shelburne News for printing the photos.

Animal Licensing

Shelburne’s Animal Ordinance is for cats, dogs, and wolf-hybrids. The animal licenses are due annually by April 1. Per State Law: 20 V.S.A. § 3581

The owner of a dog or wolf-hybrid more than six months old shall annually on or before April 1 cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed on a form approved by the Secretary for one year from that day in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which the dog or wolf-hybrid is kept.

All dogs and wolf-hybrids over three months of age shall be vaccinated against rabies.

If your pet’s rabies certificate is current, please mail in your payment. And we will mail your pet’s tag to you. To register your dog or cat, we need the latest rabies certificate on file. You or your vet may scan your pet’s rabies certificate to, or fax it to 802-985-9550.  

The cost for licensing is $12.00 for spayed/neutered dog or cat, $16 for not spayed nor neutered pets. Please mail necessary certificates and a check to:

Town of Shelburne

P.O. Box 88

Shelburne, VT 05482

For dogs & cats new to town please also send/bring a certificate of spay/neutering. If you have any questions, please call us at 802-985-5116.

Cat of the Year Winner for 2023 - Streak Roberts

Cat of Year

Satisfied Customer (Otis)

dog at counter

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