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Dogs Running at Large

When not on your private property, a dog must be accompanied by a responsible person, must be on a non-retractable leash of not more than six feet in length, and under the reasonable control of this person.

It is important to note that Lakewood is taking responsible pet ownership and dog safety seriously and has enhanced the penalties for violations.

An owner may also be liable for all damages caused by an animal at large. And if a domestic animal or human is aggressively bitten by the dog as a result of an animal running at large, then the owner can be charged with a misdemeanor of the first degree.

See section 505.02 of the Lakewood Codified Ordinances for details.