A message from Flagstaff Police about dogs at large

May 9th, 2017 at 4:10 PM

The Flagstaff Police Department would like to remind the public of the requirement that dogs must be properly controlled at all times. We have received a number of reports of dogs off leash, particularly in the area of Thorpe Park and on urban trails throughout the city.

Having a dog not controlled by a fence or a leash—known as a Dog at Large—is both unsafe and illegal. Dogs at large can result dangerous situations for members of the public, wildlife and other dogs. Members of the public found to be responsible for a dog at large could be charged with a misdemeanor offense resulting in a fine or jail time.

The following is the specific Flagstaff City Code: 6-02-001-0001: FAILURE TO CONTROL DOG

DOG AT LARGE: Every person owning or having charge, care, custody or control of any dog of any ages shall keep such a dog(s) exclusively upon his or her own premises; provided, however, that the dog may be off such premises if it is under the control of a competent person and restrained by a chain, leash, rope or cord of sufficient strength to contain and control such dog.

Keeping pets under control on a leash ensures that all of our neighbors and tail-wagging friends can enjoy being outdoors in harmony.

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