A Fountain Valley Pet License: What, Why, and How

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Fountain Valley Pet License

Pet ownership is great. Pets provide valuable companionship, and according to the CDC, owning a pet can even lower blood pressure, reduce depression, and lower cholesterol and triglycerides.

But owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibilities, including maintaining the proper . In a lot of places in the US, getting a pet license means a time-consuming trip to City Hall. Thanks to DoNotPay, Fountain Valley pet licenses can be requested completely online.

What Kinds of Pets Need Licenses in Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley is a great place to own a pet. The town does not have any breed restrictions, so any type of dog or cat is okay. There are some rules about what kinds of pets you can own:

  • Only three dogs and/or cats per household. Fountain Valley wants to make sure dogs, cats, and people are living in safe, healthy, and humane conditions. The town doesn't allow more than three dogs and/or three cats at any one address.
  • Dogs over four months must be licensed
  • Cats can be licensed, but it is not required.
  • In general, there is no livestock allowed at residential addresses in Fountain Valley. Some exceptions may apply.
  • Other household pets are allowed, as long as they're legal in the state and county.

Dogs are the only pets that require a license in Fountain Valley. Unlike some towns, Fountain Valley does not restrict by breed of dog. All dogs over four months must be registered. To register, a dog needs to be vaccinated against rabies.

Why Get a Fountain Valley Pet License

There are a few good reasons to get your dog registered with Fountain Valley:

  1. It is required by law.
  2. The late fees are high. If you don't register your dog in a timely manner, Fountain Valley will charge late fees of $48 per dog.
  3. Getting a pet license may make your dog easier to find. If your dog is found by animal control, the town will have its record with your contact information. Chances are higher you'll get your dog back.

All Fountain Valley pet licenses go through Orange County Animal Care, the county-level animal control organization.

Here's How to Get a Fountain Valley Pet License On Your Own

There are a few ways to get your pet license from Orange County Animal Care.

By Email

Orange County Animal Care allows residents to print the application and email it, along with the required documentation. You need to include vet records indicating rabies vaccination and sterilization status, and required fees. Fees can be paid by check or money order made out to OC Animal Care and will need to be mailed separately if you email the rest of your application.

By Mail

You can print your application and mail it to Orange County Animal Care, along with documentation and a check or money order for your fee.

Pet licenses have different fees depending on the dog's age, and your age. There's a discount for seniors.

License TypeCost
Unsterilized dog license$159
Spayed/neutered dog license$28
Unsterilized dog (Owner 60 years or older)$159
Spayed/neutered dog (Owner 60 years or older)$14
Voluntary cat license$9

Those aren't the only fees to know:e

  • If you don't pay your license fee and get sent to collections, Fountain Valley will charge an additional $58 collections fee.
  • If an owner is sent to collections and then cited for non-compliance (not having a pet license), Fountain Valley will charge a $112 non-compliance fee.

Get a Fountain Valley Pet License with DoNotPay

DoNotPay has a more convenient way to get a Fountain Valley pet license. DoNotPay is simple, effective, and fast.

If you want to save time or don't know how to start registering your pet in Fountain Valley, DoNotPay has you covered with 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Pet Licenses product on DoNotPay.
  2. Enter the county or city you are looking to register your pet in.
  3. Tell us more about your pet, including the breed, gender, whether they are spayed/neutered, approximate age, and more.
  4. Upload evidence documents that prove that your pet has been spayed/neutered (if applicable) and a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate.
  5. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.
  6. Complete your application by paying the license processing fee, so we can file the application on your behalf.

Have family or friends in other places who need their pet licensed too? DoNotPay can help pet lovers across the country keep their pets safe and registered:

Getting a pet license in Fountain Valley doesn't have to be a hassle, thanks to DoNotPay. will do all the footwork for you. Just pay the fee and get on with the rest of your day!

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