Instead of a Dog License

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Instead of a Dog License

Postby stuphoto » Jul 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm

Rather than Dogs requiring a license how about requiring their owners to have a license.
Make it a graduated system similar to our Drivers License.
Pass the written and your allowed to have some like a Poodle, after 2 years a German Shepand after some special training pretty much any dog you want.
Get caught without a license and anywhere from a fine to jail time depending upon how friendly the dog is.
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Mike Br. » Jul 22nd, 2019, 10:02 pm

I’ve never heard of a dog applying for a license. Aren’t dog owners license holders already?
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby tsayta » Jul 22nd, 2019, 10:05 pm

My dog would not vouch for me. Might even turn informant
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Mike Br. » Jul 22nd, 2019, 10:11 pm

tsayta wrote:My dog would not vouch for me. Might even turn informant

Every time I close my bedroom door at night, my cat hates me with a passion. I wonder, how would I look in the eyes of the pets police.
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby OKkayak » Jul 22nd, 2019, 10:20 pm

And testing works soooooooo well with driver's licenses [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby normaM » Jul 23rd, 2019, 6:49 am

and because no thread would be complete without suggesting Cat licenses. :)
Lilith would vouch for me to have the Owner License.. dog has the childhood I dreamt about!
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby LTD » Jul 23rd, 2019, 7:35 am

stuphoto wrote:Rather than Dogs requiring a license how about requiring their owners to have a license.
Make it a graduated system similar to our Drivers License.
Pass the written and your allowed to have some like a Poodle, after 2 years a German Shepand after some special training pretty much any dog you want.
Get caught without a license and anywhere from a fine to jail time depending upon how friendly the dog is.

when I read comments like this I often think people should be tested or licensed before being allowed to have children as well

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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby CapitalB » Jul 23rd, 2019, 8:50 am

These dog licenses seem like a huge scam, I had a guy try to give me a ticket for walking my moms dog once because I didn't know if she was licensed.

What exactly do citizens (both the ones with dogs and the ones without) get out of this licensing? I'm pretty sure its nothing.
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Bsuds » Jul 23rd, 2019, 10:18 am

CapitalB wrote: I had a guy try to give me a ticket for walking my moms dog once because I didn't know if she was licensed.


They provide a tag to be attached to the collar as proof and are supposed to be there. It also helps if the dog gets lost or runs away to help the owner get it back.
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Mike Br. » Jul 23rd, 2019, 10:26 am

Bsuds wrote:They provide a tag to be attached to the collar as proof and are supposed to be there. It also helps if the dog gets lost or runs away to help the owner get it back.

You can get the same tag yourself at Walmart, Canadian Tire, or any pet store, and engrave it with your and the vet's phone number, for about $5-10, one time cost. Other than that, no difference.
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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Ace Storman » Jul 23rd, 2019, 10:27 am

I do support licensing of all dogs. Id's the type of dog you have, provides good uniform identification for the return of the animal in case it somehow got loose. It provides some additional revenue to operate the dog control / SPCA system. At $20 per dog (spayed / neutered ) that reasonable. I am happy to license all my dogs annually.

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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Sparki55 » Jul 23rd, 2019, 10:36 am

Ace Storman wrote:I do support licensing of all dogs. Id's the type of dog you have, provides good uniform identification for the return of the animal in case it somehow got loose. It provides some additional revenue to operate the dog control / SPCA system. At $20 per dog (spayed / neutered ) that reasonable. I am happy to license all my dogs annually.


At $20 per dog and approximately 20,000 dogs in the RDCO brings the total extortion to $400,000 annually to "police" dogs. This can support 2 full time admin assistants and 2 fulltime bylaw "dog" officers with $100,000 leftover for who knows what. Do you really think this money is used for that? Nope, every year they send around collectors to finish off the extortion and then fine the people who didn't pay up to cover the expense of the guy walking around or calling to find out if your dog died.

Unless anyone here has a good explanation as to where $400,000 is spent each year and can directly relate that to dog expenses then it's safe to say this is just a money grab.

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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Brerrabbit18 » Jul 23rd, 2019, 11:06 am

Unless anyone here has a good explanation as to where $400,000 is spent each year and can directly relate that to dog expenses then it's safe to say this is just a money grab.


Why all the whining? You own a dog, pay the stupid fee.
The city has to police the loose ones, keep up dog parks etc, house the dogs with no tags when they get picked up.

They are "supposedly" a part of the family from what all my friends tell me.
Pay up and shut up already.

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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Kelownah » Jul 23rd, 2019, 11:27 am

I won't pay, sorry

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Re: Instead of a Dog License

Postby Sparki55 » Jul 23rd, 2019, 11:43 am

Brerrabbit18 wrote:Why all the whining? You own a dog, pay the stupid fee.
The city has to police the loose ones, keep up dog parks etc, house the dogs with no tags when they get picked up.

They are "supposedly" a part of the family from what all my friends tell me.
Pay up and shut up already.


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Really? Just pay your taxes and shut up then too. No need for accountability, guess you'll be first in line to licence your cats and fish too.

When the city wants a fee for everything it's excessive.

Maybe dog fees should be $10 a dog, brings in $200,000. Why the hostility to people who work hard for a living and try and save money?

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