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All McHenry County facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.

McHenry County Department of Health - Animal Control

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Dog Registration

Registration (and vaccination) is required by County ordinance for dogs over 4 months of age. Contact your local veterinary clinic for an appointment. Fees are set by the McHenry County Board. Special discounts apply for adults (aged 62+), breeders and pet owners who microchip and spay/neuter their pets (see fee chart).

Rabies is a PREVENTABLE disease! Protect your family and your pets. More info here
See also YouTube video on rabies prevention.

Tags Available

Dogs tags can be purchased at your local veterinary clinic or at our Crystal Lake offices (100 N. Virginia Street) and also at our Woodstock offices (2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Building A). A valid driver's license or photo ID with a current address and phone is required. Rabies vaccinations are required by ordinance for all dogs. A signed rabies vaccination certificate must be presented. Cash, check and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are accepted. 

For your convenience, we have included a list of veterinary clinics where our tags are sold.

Lost Tags

If dog tags are lost, replacements can be purchased at our Crystal Lake offices (100 N. Virginia Street) and also at our Woodstock offices (2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Building A).