The DO'S and DON'TS of Dog and Cat Ownership

Public Safety

  • Teach your dog or cat to be obedient and well behaved.
  • Walk your dog on a leash and curb him when necessary.
  • Teach your dog or cat to stay in your yard.
  • Train your dog to stay quietly within his quarters while you are away.
  • Train your dog to walk quietly at heel on a loose leash.
  • Take your dog or cat to the veterinarian at least once a year for a checkup - a healthy dog or cat makes a good pet neighbor.
  • License your dog with the City.
  • Let your dog or cat roam the neighborhood.
  • Let your dog bark excessively.
  • Let your dog or cat soil your neighbors shrubbery or lawn, or tear up any flower gardens.
  • Let your dog chase cars or bicycles.
  • Let your dog or cat frighten or bite the postman, milkman, or other service people.
  • Let your leashed dog lunge at or jump on passers-by.