Bothell pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats 8 weeks of age or older in the City of Bothell. A pet license identifies and protects your dog or cat in case they get lost. Licensed animals with current information on file are held a minimum of 10 days at the shelter whereas an unlicensed pet, or one with outdated owner information is held for only 72 hours.
Even indoor-only cats or pets confined to fenced yards get loose and their licenses help assure you can be reunited with them. Licenses are inexpensive identification and are for your pet's protection and safety. License revenue also makes it possible to reunite lost pets with their families.