Conneaut Lake Bark Park

Dog License – It’s the Law

In Pennsylvania, all dogs three months of age or older, must have a current year dog license.  The license should be in place by January 1st., but there is still time to purchase a license for 2015.    There can be a fine up to a maximum of $300 for not having a license on the dog.

There are several reasons why getting a dog license is important.

1.      It’s the law.

2.      If your dog is missing, having him licensed greatly improved your chances of getting the dog back.

Even if your dog is always on your property, accidents happen and dogs do get out of fenced areas, etc.

3.      The cost of the license if less than the penalty for being caught without one

4.      Licenses support the efforts of local animal shelters

You can purchase a dog license at your county courthouse and generally at various locations through-out the county. For first time purchase, you will have to show proof your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.  All dogs and cats over 3 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. 

The cost for a license is $8.50 for a male dog, $6.50 for a neutered male, $8.50 for a female and $6.50 for a spay female.  There is a $2.00 fee reduction for a person with a disability or a senior citizen.  If you are applying for a license as a senior citizen of a person with a disability, generally you must do this at the County Treasurer located at the courthouse.  Check your individual county requirements on this.

Many dog owners choose to purchase a lifetime license for their dog.  To purchase a lifetime license, your dog has to have permanent identification verification from a veterinarian indicating the dog has been tattooed or micro-chipped.  The tattoo is generally done on the inside of the dog’s upper leg and a microchip is a computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, inserted by the vet between the shoulder blades of the dog.  If the dog is found, many police departments, shelters, and of course veterinarians, can scan the pet to get the reading on the microchip. 

Lifetime license fees are $51.50 for a male dog, $31.50 for a neutered male, $51.50 for a female dog, and $31.50 for a spayed female.  There is a $20.00 reduction in price on the costs for senior citizens and persons with a disability.

Protect your dog and get a dog license. It is the law.

Yappy Hour at Walt’s Tavern For Summer 2018

Have a relaxing dinner and drinks on the outdoor porch area at Walt’s Tavern in Conneaut Lake as they co-sponsor with Conneaut Lake Bark Park a weekly Happy Hour/Yappy Hour.  Yappy hour is held every Wednesday evening this summer from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Bring your four legged furry friend with you and enjoy the company of other dog owners at Walt’s Tavern.  Walt’s is located on Rte 618 , on the West Side of Conneaut Lake. Just practice responsible pet ownership and check out the guidelines listed below.

All dogs must be dog and people friendly

All dogs must be current on shots

4’ or 6’ leash only, PLEASE no flexie leash

4’ rule between dogs at all times

Owner is responsible for any unforeseen damages

If asked, owners will sign a waiver when attending

Dogs are not permitted to remain inside the building

Water buckets will be provided

Owners should always be aware of unforeseen dog interaction

Pick up the poop!!!

Join other pet owners and their canine companions in this relaxing, dog friendly  setting at Conneaut Lake. This event is open to the public so join us at the Happy Hour/ Yappy Hour every Wednesday evening.    Special thanks to Shelia, Walt and their entire staff for allowing us to have Yappy Hour at their place. The special on Wednesday night is wings but you can order anything on the menu.  
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