Keep identification tags on your pet … it could be your pets ticket to get back home.

Both dogs and cats need ID. Be sure your animals wear a collar with an ID tag, a county license, and rabies tag. Also, don’t forget to microchip your animal. Keep your personal information with the microchip company up to date. These identifiers could help your neighbor return your animal to you instead of taking him to the animal shelter.

Dogs in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties must have a county license. Cats in Charles and Calvert Counties also require a county license. To obtain a pet license, you must have a current rabies vaccine for your pet.

Learn more about licensing your pet