Animal Control

Dog Registration Tag Requirements


To help return your lost doggie safely back home, our Ordinances require that you register your dog with the Keene Animal Control every 12 months. The number on the dog tag is all our office needs to identify and locate the owner.

Register your dog with the Keene Police Department on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m to 10 p.m.


Bring a current copy of your Rabies Certificate for each dog (certificate must contain information about the owner, the dog, the rabies serum and the veterinarian).


The registration fee is $10 for each dog.


Visit the Keene Animal Shelter Facebook Page. If your pet has been impounded, you will need to contact the Keene Animal Control at 817-933-1838. We will meet you at the Animal Shelter (200 Pioneer Road) to return your pet. You will need to pay a $30 fee for impounding and housing your pet, and if your pet was not licensed, you will need to purchase a registration tag before taking him home.

Please Restrain Your Dog

The City of Keene requires all dog owners to keep their dog(s) either physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure enclosure to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person, except when dog is lawfully engaged in hunting accompanied by the owner or a handler.

The relationship between you and your pet is completely unique. We know you care for and love your pet very much. So let us help you by getting your dog registered. A lost dog is always stressful and a nightmare.

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  1. Cindy Lewis

    Code Compliance/Animal Control