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Thanks, Pima County, for picking our licensing poster dog: Here’s the final product, featuring Oliver

Aug 06, 2013 | Read More News
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Pima County Animal Care Center asked for the community’s help in the spring to find a poster dog with such a precious mug that he could inspire vast throngs of people to go out and license their dogs.  PACC Poster Dog

(No pressure, Oliver. But we have high expectations.)

Here’s the poster, featuring a photograph by pet photographer Ann-Eve Cunningham, which soon will be going up about town, encouraging people not just to comply with the law, but to take an important step in protecting their dog.

In case their dogs get lost, it’s far easier to reunite families with their pets when we know where they belong. Oliver has had his own experience being lost.

His owner, Laurie Gaetano, adopted him from Pima Animal Care Center in May 2009 after he was picked up on the busy streets of Tucson without a license or identification.

“I'm so excited to see Oliver representing responsible dog ownership,” Gaetano said. “Having the peace of mind that he is licensed and chipped is priceless. I can't imagine why anyone who loves their pet would not take these measures to increase the odds of their pets' safe and speedy return, should they ever be separated.”

Plus, it’s just $15 for an altered pet. For more information about licensing, please call 243-5969 or visit