Go fetch!

A dog catching a mouthful of fresh Montana snow. There is one dog per every two Missoula residents, probably because it's such a dog friendly city.

Photo by Pam Voth - pamvoth.net

Pet Licensing

City/county ordinances require all dogs four months and older to be licensed, with licenses to run concurrently with your dog’s rabies vaccination. New residents must purchase a dog license within 60 days of moving into the city or county. Costs range from $15 to $90 for dog licenses.

 

For all the local laws regarding pets and leash laws, visit the city parks and recreation website.

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