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Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

Date: October 7, 2012

Contact: Amy Cooper, Director
Sonoma County Animal Care and Control
(707) 565-7100

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Santa Rosa, CA – State and local laws require dogs over four months of age to be vaccinated against rabies every three years and licensed each year. Sonoma County Animal Care and Control has partnered with VIP PetCare to offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs.

Free rabies vaccinations will be offered at VIP PetCare mobile clinics during the month of October at the following Sonoma County locations:

  • Wednesday, October 17th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 1000 American Way, Windsor
  • Saturday, October 20th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Pet Club, 1935 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa
  • Sunday, October 21st, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Western Farm Center, 21 West 7th Street, Santa Rosa

Getting a dog license provides instant proof of vaccination and also keeps your dog safe by providing an effective way to quickly identify you as its owner should your pet be lost or injured. To purchase a license visit Sonoma County Animal Care and Control at 1247 Century Court in Santa Rosa, Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5:30 p.m. The license application is also available online at and may be mailed in with a copy of the dog’s vaccination certificate, spay/neuter certificate (if applicable) and appropriate fee. The license fee varies depending on whether or not the dog is spayed or neutered. Dog owners age 62 and over also receive a significant discount.

The mission of Sonoma County Animal Care and Control is to protect the health and safety of people and animals, investigate and prosecute animal cruelty, abuse and neglect cases, educate the public about responsible domestic animal ownership, reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, provide a safe environment for animals in need and place adoptable animals into caring homes. Sonoma County Animal Care and Control enforces local, state, and federal laws pertaining to animals, and operates a full service animal shelter serving more than 6,000 animals annually. For more information, visit or call (707) 565-7100.

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