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Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for addressing animal-related issues in the City of Englewood.

Barking Dogs:  Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs' barking does not create a serious annoyance to the neighborhood. No one may allow their dog to continuously bark, howl, whine, or in any way disturb their neighbors' peaceful enjoyment of their properties. To obtain information on how to keep your dog from barking, please contact Code Enforcement.

Leash Law:  All dogs and cats must be on a leash held by a person who is able to control the animal when off the property of its owner. 

Removal of ExcrementIt is the responsibility of the animal's owner to immediately remove excrement that has been deposited upon any public or private property. Excrement must be disposed of in a sanitary manner.

Vaccinations:  All dogs and cats over 6 months of age are required to be vaccinated against rabies.  In addition, all dogs and cats are required to have a collar with a current rabies tag.  

Parks with off-leash areas:  Dogs are allowed to be off-leash in five designated parks. Dogs may be off leash and under voice control at Centennial Park, Duncan Park, Jason Park, and the Northwest Greenbelt from 6:00 - 11:00 AM and 6:00 - 11:00 PM.  Dogs may be off leash at the Canine Corral Sunday - Saturday, 6:00 - 11:00 AM. 

Urban Wildlife:  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division has jurisdiction over wildlife issues.

Who to Contact: 

  1. To report a stray dog, injured animal, or other animal-related problem at the time it is occurring, please call Dispatch at 303-761-7410.
  2. To report a prior problem, please submit a service request.
  3. To locate a lost or impounded animal, please contact the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

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