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County Dog License


The Marquette County Treasurer’s office and UPAWS would like to remind dog owners that Michigan State Law requires that dogs be licensed.  Did you know that if you purchase your Marquette County dog license at UPAWS that the shelter retains 1/2 of the license fee?  What a great way to protect your pet, support the shelter and fulfill law requirements!  Licenses can also be purchased at a variety of other locations (such as your local veterinary clinic) and if your dog recently received a new rabies vaccine, they are eligible for a 3-year license.  The Treasurer’s office no longer charges late fees for dog licenses – if you are beyond your pet’s rabies date, you will not be penalized.

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Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Shelter Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 4pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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