Dog Licensing & Programs

TLCPL Loves Dogs

Dog Programs

Sit, Stay, Read

and other dog programs

We know that dogs aren't only man's best friend, but are also members of our family and creatures that comfort us. That's why we're offering the following great initiatives featuring dogs!

Sit, Stay, Read: Books and dogs...what a great combination! Kids can improve their reading skills with the help of a gentle, friendly therapy dog.

Hug a Pup: Meet the new service dog pups from The Ability Center! Hug a Pup is a socialization event for the puppies in the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence's (ADAI) Puppy Smart Start Program.

Animal Allies: Care for cats? Devoted to dogs? This new teen group at Oregon Branch is dedicated to raising animal-welfare awareness. All teens with a passion for animals are encouraged to attend.

Hug a Pup

with the Ability Center

Hug a Pup is an all ages socialization program for the puppies in the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence's (ADAI) Puppy Smart Start Program. Join us to learn more about opportunities to foster or sit for the puppies in training - or to simply have your heart warmed and soul rejuvenated by adorable Labrador puppies.

About Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence: ADAI, a program of The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, helps individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs.

Dog Licenses

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No Appointment Necessary

Your Library, in partnership with the Lucas County Auditor and Lucas County Canine Care and Control, is now issuing dog licenses and license renewals at ALL of our locations (up to 30 minutes prior to closing). Dog licensing begins annually Dec. 1 - Licenses purchased after Jan. 31 will be assessed a penalty fee of $25 per dog.

Payment: by cash or credit card
1 year dog license = $25 per dog (+ 75 cents per transaction)
3 year and permanent dog licenses must be purchased through the Auditor’s Office or Lucas County Canine Care & Control

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Blogs about dogs