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Prevent Dog Bite Injuries by Following Los Angeles Dog Park Laws

In order to visit a dog park in Los Angeles, you must first be aware of several laws and regulations, which are intended to create a safe environment for all pet owners and animals. Most of these regulations are straightforward and common sense. A few, however, are not so obvious and a dog owner can easily violate them without meaning to.

Below, our experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorneys will discuss the most important laws and regulations you must observe when visiting a dog park with your pet. If you have suffered a dog bite, West Coast Trial Lawyers is always here to answer any questions you may have about dog bite claims and available damages.

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Dog Park Basics

Only dogs are allowed at city beaches and parks. This means that puppies are not permitted. Neither are aggressive dogs. A dog who is of age must be licensed, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Your dog must also wear a collar and tag with your contact information. 

Once these requirements have all been met, your dog must be on a leash that you can restrict to a maximum of six (6) feet while at the parking lot. You are expected to maintain control of your pet while it is leashed. Make sure you also bring baggies to clean up your dog’s waste immediately. 

Please be aware that any food, dog treats, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 

Los Angeles Dog Park Laws

  • All female dogs who are in a stage of heat are not permitted. LAMC. 53.29
  • All dogs must be leashed at all times in the parking area. LAMC. 53.06.2
  • Defecation must be immediately removed. LAMC. 53.49
  • Dogs four months of age and older must be vaccinated and licensed. All dogs must wear tags and collars. LAMC. 53.51, 53.15.3(a) and 53.21
  • Vicious dogs are not allowed. LAMC. 53.34
  • Dogs must be spayed/neutered. LAMC. 53.15.2
  • If a dog bite or injury occurs, the dog owner must exchange contact information with the aggrieved individual. 398 PC
  • Dogs cannot be abandoned. 597 PC
  • Dogs younger than four months are not allowed.
  • Dogs cannot be left unattended inside a vehicle. 597.7 PC
  • Alcohol is not allowed. LAMC. 41.27
  • Any dogs who are suffering from a communicable disease are not allowed.
  • No other type of animal besides a dog will be allowed.

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