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Pet Licensing

King County’s Regional Animal Services system provides pet shelter and field services to 27 cities – including Snoqualmie – and unincorporated King County. Services include licensing, assisting lost pets, adoptions, calls for assistance, complaint filing, injured animal rescues, cruelty investigations, and more.

All dogs and cats that are 8 weeks of age or older in service-contracting cities, such as Snoqualmie, and in unincorporated King County must be licensed. Indoor-only cats and pets confined to fenced yards are also required to have licenses, allowing them a better chance of return in case they get away from home.

Benefits of Pet Licensing

King County pet licenses are inexpensive, easy to purchase, and come with many benefits, such as a free ride home the first time a pet is found; a longer care period at the animal shelter; the Vacation Pet Alert program; and contributing to services for homeless animals, adoptions, spay/neuter programs, and community education.

Online and In-Person Licensing Options

Pet licenses may be purchased or renewed on the King County website at They’re also available in person in Snoqualmie at Snoqualmie City Hall (38624 SE River Street) and Sno-Falls Licensing (at Sno-Falls Credit Union, 9025 Meadowbrook Way SE).

Licensing Fees and Fines

Dogs/cats under 6 months (6-month expiration) $15
Dogs/cats over 6 months – spayed/neutered  $30
Dogs/cats over 6 months – unaltered   $60
Service animals     $  0
Additional fees are posted on the King County website.

Citizens 65 years of age or older may purchase a discounted pet license for $15 per year for a dog or cat that is spayed/neutered. .

King County has a no-tolerance policy for unlicensed pets with fines ranging from $125 for a spayed/neutered pet to $250 for an unaltered pet.

Kent Animal Shelter

The Kent Animal Shelter is now the single animal shelter for King County, having absorbed animals and staff from the closure of a smaller facility at Crossroads. The change will provide increased staff attention to animals. The Kent Animal Shelter is located at 21615 64th Ave S. Hours vary; check the Regional Animal Services website for details.

To report a lost or found pet, please call the Pet Information Line at 206-296-PETS.

More Information

King County Regional Animal Services
206-296-PETS (7387); TTY Relay 711

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