Canvassing For Dog Licensing to Begin in Running Springs Area

San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will begin a door-to-door canvass Wednesday, September 5th, of neighborhoods in the communities of Running Springs, Green Valley Lake, and Arrowbear to ensure that all dogs have current licenses and rabies vaccinations.

All dogs in the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated at four months of age.  A license also identifies the owner and allows them to be quickly reunited with their pet in case they ever get lost.

Pet owners can prepare by having current pet licenses, vaccination records, and spay/neuter certificates available to avoid possible citations. Owners of unlicensed dogs may obtain a license before visits from animal license checkers.

Licenses may  be purchased or renewed online at or at the following locations:

·        Big Bear Animal Shelter

42080 North Shore Drive, Big Bear City

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed for lunch 1- 2p.m.)

Wednesday 12-7 p.m. (closed for lunch 2-3 p.m.)

·        San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control

351 N. Mountain View, San Bernardino

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

A dog license costs $24 for an altered dog (spayed or neutered), $12 for disabled residents or seniors (65 years and older) with an altered dog, and $96 for an unaltered dog.  An additional $20 late fee applies if the license application is determined to be late.

Financial assistance is available for spaying and neutering.  For a limited time, there are additional vouchers available for the spaying and neutering of Chihuahuas, shepherds, and pit bull-type breeds.  Call the Pet Over Population Coalition (POPCO) at (888) 767-2550 or visit for more information.

Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents and their pets can thrive in a safe environment. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at

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