One very important function of the Auburn Police Department's Support Services Division is Animal ControlSpecial Enforcement Officer (SEO) James Davison performs the animal control function for the APD. 

SEO Davison deals primarily with domestic animals, however the Auburn PD responds to all animal complaints, cruelty complaints, issues citations, and seeks prosecution of people who violate Maine State laws and city ordinances concerning animals. 

To report a lost dog or to make an animal complaint for a domestic animal, nondomestic or wild animal, please call Auburn-Lewiston Communications non-emergency line at 784-7331. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1.



Special Enforcement Officer James Davison

207.333.6650 X2058  |  JDavison@auburnmaine.gov

License Your Dog

All dogs 6 months of age or older must be licensed in the State of Maine. To license a dog, you must have a current Maine rabies certificate. If the dog has been spayed or neutered, you must show proof from a veterinarian to receive the lower license fee. Licensing fees are $6.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11.00 for unaltered dogs.

A $25.00 late fee (imposed by the state) will be charged after January 31 of each year.

Licensing is accomplished quickly and easily at Auburn City Hall (60 Court Street). Please call 333-6601 for more information. Residents may also register their dog(s) online here.

Please spay and neuter your pets. The City of Auburn urges all owners to help eliminate the number of unwanted animals born every year. Please do your part to help control the animal population.

Lost Pets

If you have lost a pet, or if you have found a pet that needs to be reunited with it's owner, call Special Enforcement Officer Davison to check in. Additionally, consider contacting the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society or one of the local non-profit animal rescue organizations listed in the "Helpful Resources" section below. 


Rabies is a serious issue...for humans and for our pets. The Maine CDC offers the following rabies resources:

"Rabies Stinks" poster

"Rabies in Maine" flyer 

Rabies Fact Sheet

Scoop the Poop!

When walking your pet, BE PREPARED! Please remember: SCOOP IT * DOUBLE BAG IT * PUT IT IN THE TRASH. 

We all love our pets, however pet waste can contain pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms which can transmit disease to humans. It is easy to clean up after your pet and it's the law (local ordinance). 

Download our "Do you Scoop" Brochure