All dogs in Wellesley must be licensed by the Town Clerk’s office. Residents can now apply for 2019 dog licenses online through the town’s new ViewPoint Cloud system. Here are all the details on rabies certifications, payment, and more.
Residents still have the option to register their dog by mail or at the Town Clerk’s office on the first floor of Wellesley Town Hall. Details here on how to complete the registration form
Dog licenses are issued annually; all dogs must be registered by March 30, 2019.
According to Animal Control Officer Sue Webb on the Town’s Current Wildlife and/or Pet Concerns page, “I track calls of sightings which help me see patterns of normal or abnormal behaviors. I try to capture any sick or injured wildlife before there is an interaction with people or pets.
“This fall there have been several sick raccoons fence fighting with dogs in the middle of the day. Luckily the dogs were current on rabies vaccines and received booster vaccines and are in 45 day quarantine. One dog had direct contact with the raccoon which was tested by the state laboratory in Boston and was confirmed to have rabies.”
Webb advises residents to leave wildlife alone and report to Animal Control any that seem sick or in distress.
Animal Control phone: Phone: 781-235-8460
Animal Control email: [email protected]