Where we live there has never been a documented case of rabies. Because of this there aren't many dogs who are vaccinated. We never got my dog vaccinated because he's tied all the time, except for when we go to our camp he runs free. It does cost quite a bit to vaccinate him because you have to vaccinate him for 2 other things with it. If I could save up enough money do you think it would be a good idea to vaccinate him. I don't know what I would do if he ever did get in a fight with a racoon and he wasn't vaccinated.