Like getting your drivers license - you should have to take a short class on animal behavior and health. The license shouldn't cheap but at least be affordable but there should be a mandatory vet visit every year for up to 5 years of its life to make sure the animal is being treated properly. Now for anyone who says they are not willing to go through the effort just so they can own a dog well then that just proves that you wouldn't have the time or love that is required for an animal.
First and foremost due to buy a dog you should be a very responsive person cause u have to deal with all the dog's needs. Also, some people buy a dog, they grow it up and then they decide they don't want it anymore so they leave it in the srreet and the poor dog became a stray and thats a pitty for ever little innocent dog or any pet
Yes people should be required to have licenses to own dogs. Not everyone is suited in order to have an animal so getting licenses would ensure that they are able to properly take care of animals and can provide them with a good life. Some people neglect their animals and shouldnt have them.
People should have to register a license to own a dog, but it should not cost the people very much money. Who is and is not able to have a dog should come down to if they owner can take care of it, give it a good home, and be generally a good person towards that animal.
Okay, everyone's going to hate me for this, but you'd need to fit a lot of conditions to own these dogs, and most of you probably wouldn't get to own a dog. I believe you should be required a (Free or low cost) check up by a vet to make sure they have eaten right, and been kept out of the cold, and have no major injuries or anything else left untreated. (Also, what about other animals?) I am completely against people hurting and not giving enough care to their animals, but to be honest, would you get the license?
-Proper job, to afford food and medicine
-The ability to take them out for walks twice a day, every day
-and clean any messes
-No children, they could hurt the poor dog/cat/etc.!