Why do I need to license my dog?
Massachusetts state law requires that all dogs over 6 months be licensed. Licensing also requires proof of rabies vaccination. Licensing is critical to ensuring the health of our canine friends and other people, and can help identify your dog if they become lost. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 617-730-2010.

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1. How do I register and sign up for the Green Dog Program?
2. Why do I need to pay a fee to participate?
3. Where can I take my dog off-leash and how were the off-leash hours and parks determined?
4. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but was told my dog had to be on-leash. Why is this?
5. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but the park was closed. Why is this?
6. My usual park is closed for renovations, or due to field conditions. Where can I go with my dog?
7. Why doesn’t Brookline have a dog park, so dogs can always be off-leash?
8. Why are there no evening off-leash hours?
9. Could off-leash hours or parks change in the future?
10. I’m a dog walker. Can I bring my clients to play and exercise off-leash?
11. Can my friends and visitors bring their dogs to play off-leash in Brookline?
12. Why do I need to license my dog?
13. What are Green Dog Liaisons?
14. Why do I have to pick up after my dog?
15. I saw an aggressive dog in a park. What should I do?
16. How do I report a violation of off-leash hours or other dog issues?
17. How do I find out more information or make suggestions about the program?