As the holidays draw near, we begin to think about end-of-the-year tasks that need to be completed. One thing we overlook is licensing our pets. I lived in the country most of my life, so moving to Duluth was a culture shock where pets are concerned. My dogs are now on a leash in the yard for safety concerns, theirs and that of people passing by. Now, I have to license my dog, something I never had to do before. There is a new licensing structure in the City of Duluth you should be aware of.