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The Toledo Library Is Going to the Dogs!

All Library locations to offer Dog License Services

By Benjamin Malczewski,
Media Relations Coordinator
Special to The Truth

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library, in partnership with the Lucas County Auditor and Lucas County Canine Care and Control, is now issuing dog licenses (and license renewal) at ALL of our library locations. Simply visit the Customer Service desk at Main Library or any Library Branch during hours of operation and our staff will assist you (your dog should not accompany you).

Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez initiated and secured a partnership with the Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries to provide even more convenient, dog-licensing locations. The twenty, additional locations create a network of thirty-one dog-licensing locations and put more dog licensing vendors in areas densely populated with dog-owners. “We discovered that increasing community partnerships is a component of the Library’s strategic plan, so it made perfect sense for us to explore working together. Our new relationship improves our ability to service Lucas County, taxpayers and the relationship contributes to each of our organizational objectives,” said Anita Lopez. Neither of the partners believes that service will suffer because the number of vendor locations increases from 18 to 31. “As a community anchor with 20 locations countywide and outstanding customer service, we look forward to welcoming Lucas County dog lovers to the library to license their pooches,” said Jason Kucsma, Deputy Director at Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Although, there are over 38,000 dog-owners who purchased over 53,000 licenses, Richard Stewart, Director of Lucas County Canine Care believes that there could be thousands of dog-owners with unlicensed dogs. “We want to make it very clear that there are many benefits to licensing your dog,” says Mr. Stewart. “First, the law requires dog-owners to purchase a license. If your licensed dog gets lost and our Canine Control Specialists find it, the pet will receive a safe and free ride home. Also, most dog-parks require a license.”


•Dog licensing for the 2018 season begins December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

•Licenses purchased after the deadline of January 31 will be assessed a penalty fee of $25.00 per dog.


1 Year Dog License - $25.00 per dog

(3 Year and Permanent Dog Licenses must be purchased through the Auditor’s Office.)

Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.




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