All cats and dogs in Fremont require a license. Permits are for owners that have more cats and/or dogs than allowed with just a license. A permit is also used for animals other than dogs and cats. Find out limits for cats and dogs and other animals including small animals, birds, chickens, and bees.
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We track whether or not a pet has been vaccinated for rabies through licensing. The law is intended to protect you and your pet if a bite occurs.
Fremont residents are required to license their cats for the same reasons as dogs. To track and ensure that rabies is managed.
Licensing fees directly support the shelter and other animal services.