Auditor presents 2019 dog licenses to Montgomery County police K-9s

In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith presented free licenses to dogs in police service.

RELATED: 2019 dog licenses on sale now in Montgomery County

Keith visited the sheriff’s office Jefferson Twp. patrol station Wednesday morning to present K-9s from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Kettering Police Department with their 2019 dog licenses.

There are more than 20 police dogs in 10 police departments across the county.

The sheriff’s office has five K-9s: Recon, Jax, Daphne, Axel and Gunnar.

Kettering’s department has three K-9s: Nash, Fuse and Jax.

Keith will present dog licenses on Jan. 17 to K-9s from Dayton, Huber Heights, Riverside and Butler Twp. at Huber Heights City Hall.

All dog owners are required to license their pet. Dog licenses are on sale through Jan. 31. The cost is $20 for neutered or spayed dogs and $24 for dogs that have not been altered.

Dog licenses must be renewed annually, unless the owner opts for a three-year or permanent license, which can only be purchased at the auditor’s office.

Licenses can be purchased in 5 ways: 

  • Online at
  • By mailing an application, which can be downloaded at
  • At the auditor's office in the County Administration Building, 451 W. Third St., Dayton
  • At the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, 6790 Webster St., Dayton
  • At nearly 30 stores and other outlets throughout the county. A list of these licensing outposts can be found at

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