In Oklahoma City, an individual may harbor more than four dogs or cats if the household obtains a kennel license as provided in Chapter 8, Article V of the Oklahoma City Municipal Code. If an individual lives in another municipality within Oklahoma County, the municipal code for that municipality should be reviewed.
All kennels and animal shelters and kennels within Oklahoma City limits are required to obtain a license from the City of Oklahoma City.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many dogs can and individual have before the City of Oklahoma City requires a kennel license?
An individual household is allowed 4 adult dogs. The household can also have puppies less than 6 months in age.
Can anyone with more than 4 dogs obtain a kennel license?
No. The location for the kennel must be properly zoned. Most residential homes within Oklahoma City cannot obtain the proper zoning for kennel operations on their property.