Homer City Code requires all dogs living within the city limits to be licensed once over the age of 4 months. Dog licenses are issued at the Homer Animal Shelter and are valid for a two year period which starts January 1st of even numbered years.
All dogs adopted from the shelter to residents living within the city limits will be required to purchase a license at the time of adoption.
Purpose of Licensing:
I.D. tag so owners can be reunited with their lost pets
$25 for spayed/neutered
$100 for non-spayed/neutered
Surrendering a pet
AMP accepts animals surrendered by owners regardless of the reason. We request that owners first call the shelter to schedule an appointment. This allows the staff to provide the best and fastest service and to minimize the stress on the animal being relinquished.
When owners call to discuss relinquishment, AMP staff will offer tips and alternative options, and if relinquishment appears to be the best option, schedule an admission appointment. Owners will be required to fill out an “Owner Relinquish” and “Medical Release” forms.
We also request owners to fill out a Cat, Dog, or Small Animal Personality Profile. This helps us to learn more in order to find the right fit for animal and future adoptee. We also ask owners to bring any veterinary records they may have or veterinary information, so we can contact to obtain records.
The owner relinquish fee is $35.00.
Rehoming a Pet
If you choose not to bring your pet to the Homer Animal Shelter, the Oregon Humane Society has developed a packet of tips and resources to help you find a safe new home for your pet.
Have a Concern?
If you have questions or concerns about an animal's welfare please call us without hesitation. To request a welfare check on an animal, report a loose or injured animal, report an animal bite or file a complaint about an animal, please contact us at 235-3141.
Animal control officers take part in public safety, resolving animal and pet issues that are part of residents' quality of life. As part of the Homer Animal Control the officers carry out the regulations outlined in the municipal code's Title 20 which include concerns about animal noise and animal sanitation, animals roaming at large, and dangerous or vicious dogs. Animal Control also performs welfare, cruelty and neglect investigations, animal bite processing, and rabies quarantines.
The Homer City Code is a Codification of the General Ordinances of the City of Homer, Alaska. Animal related codes are addressed in Title 20: Animals.