Dog Wardens to Canvass Berks County; All Dogs Must Have Current License, Rabies Vaccination

During the week of August 5, 2013, dog wardens will canvass homes in Berks County to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

It’s the Law – All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.


Purchase a License – Licenses may be purchased from Berks County Treasurer Nelson Long by calling 610-478-6640, visiting or at the following locations:

Bernville – Reifsnyder’s Agriculture Center

Douglassville – Union Township Municipal Building

Fleetwood – FM Brown’s Inc.; Rockland Township Municipal Building; Kloee’s Cain-9 Kennels;

Hamburg – Mountain View Supply Inc.; Hamburg Borough; Pet Supplies Plus;

Kutztown – Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic

Leesport – Leesport Premium Feed and Pet Supply

Mohnton – Animal Rescue League

New Berlinville – Erb and Henry Equipment Inc.

Oley – Oley Valley Feed

Reading – FM Brown’s Inc.; Humane Society of Berks County;

Robesonia – Healthy Paws Inc.

Sinking Spring – VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital

Temple – Fehl’s Home and Garden

West Lawn – Tails a Waggin

More Information – Visit or call 717-787-3062.