A new Web program lets you make sure your dog is a legal resident of Pima County.

The Pima Animal Care Center has a new online form that lets you renew your dog's license.

You'll still get a notice in the mail when it's time to renew, and you'll need your dog's license number and your "person ID" number from that mailer. Go to pimaanimalcare.org to use the new online service instead of mailing back the bill.

You can also update your address and other information about your pet using the website.

Not all licenses can be done entirely online. If you're licensing a dog for the first time, you'll need to email or fax a vaccination certificate before you pay for the license online. And if you're applying for a discount, you'll need to send in proof of eligibility.

All dogs over three months of age must be licensed and vaccinated in Pima County, but only about half of dog owners license their pets, said Kim Janes, manager of the Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road.

By making the process available online, he hopes more owners will buy dog licenses. The annual fees are $15 for a spayed or neutered dog and $60 for an unaltered dog.

Contact reporter Becky Pallack at bpallack@azstarnet.com or 573-4346.