ORS 609.100 requires a dog be licensed within the justification the dog owner resides. Dog licenses ensure dogs are current on their rabies vaccination. Additionally, the licenses are used to reunite lost dogs with their owners, thus potentially avoiding them from having to be taken to the shelter. In the event a dog is taken to the shelter and is wearing a valid license, fees for the first time are waived. The dog license fees are used to fund the animal welfare program and operated of the public shelter.
For common licensing questions such as where you can purchase a license and how long they are valid for, visit PetData.