Friday, 20 December 2019

Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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(330) 643-8472

Akron, Ohio, November 25, 2019 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE invites dog owners to submit a photograph of their pet to be featured in the “Licensed Dog of the Day” social media campaign. The campaign is intended to bring awareness about dog registration and remind residents to purchase a 2020 dog license before January 31, 2020.

The “Licensed Dog of the Day” campaign will highlight one dog per day from December 2nd through January 31st, which is the deadline to purchase a current dog license. Selected dogs will have their photograph featured in a social media post on the Fiscal Office’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. The post will use the hashtag #LicensedDogoftheDay and include biographical information about the dog, such as unique traits and personal stories.

To enter, please send a photograph of your dog to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include their name, breed, and a few fun facts about them. Dogs featured as a “Licensed Dog of the Day” must possess a current Summit County dog license.

Summit County residents are also encouraged to “like” the Fiscal Office’s social media pages to receive the “Licensed Dog of the Day” status updates. Find us on Facebook at, Twitter at @fiscaloffice, and Instagram at

Dog licenses can be purchased beginning December 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. The cost is $18 for a one-year tag, $54 for a three-year tag, and $180 for a permanent tag. All dogs in Summit County are required to be registered and licensed in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 955.01.

Maintaining a current dog license will help your pet if they are ever lost or run away. A licensed dog can be identified by strangers as having an owner, which increases the odds of them returning home quickly and safely. When your dog is wearing a tag, its assigned license number can be used to identify owner information. In the instance that the Summit County Division of Animal Control finds your pet, a dog displaying its tag will be held longer than the standard 3 days.

There are several ways to purchase a dog license, including by mail, online at, or in-person at the following locations:

For more information about dog registration in Summit County, please visit our website at or call 330-630-7226.