PA Dog Laws

Owning a dog and taking care of them is a great responsibility for the pet owner.  In caring and playing with your dog, certain laws in Pennsylvania require your dog to be registered, vaccinated and licensed.  All dog owners need to learn and understand their full responsibilities that come along with dog ownership.

When walking your dog in the park or along the street it is your responsibility to clean up after your dog.  

With the Pennsylvania Dog laws, all dogs must be under control and supervised at all times.  You are responsible for damages caused by your dog on someone else’s property.

To obtain a dog license you can contact the Lancaster County Treasurer's Office at 717-299-8000 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or click on the link provided to take you to the website for the license application.
To contact the Dog Law Enforcement Office to report a problem call: 717-787-3062 or 1-877-364-8471. 
To Read more information on the Pennsylvania Dog Laws click on the link provided.