Yes, this is another form of taxation, but it does serve a purpose. If your dog is lost, having a license may help you get him back sooner. And if he gets loose, the dog warden may lessen the fine you have to pay if you have a valid license. (Speaking from personal experience on that one!)
So, if you are required to buy a license where you live, get right on that!
Just another public service announcement brought to you by the fine folks at doggies.com
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!