Clip It or Ticket...A Refresher Guide to NYC Dog Laws
As the last signs of snow melt away and we finally (Hopefully, fingers crossed!) say farewell to the bitter cold winter, pooch parks and city sidewalks will soon be flooded with the thousands of NYC pooches who are in need of some of that wonderful crisp spring air. Since it has been what seems like an extremely long winter, I thought you might be a little rusty on the important dog laws of this city and could use a quick refresher course that will keep your pooch safe and your wallet full!
One of the most prevalent and most enforced is the Dog Leash Law which states: If you are walking a dog in a public and / or open area next to a public area it is necessary to have your dog on a leash and that leash can be no more than six feet. This law is important for the safety of fido, as you never know what can spook them with all the hustle and bustle of this city.
The Dog Waste Law comes with a stiff fine, but is incredibly easy to avoid….just pick up the poop! (see, isn’t that simple?) Infact, Trixie + Peanut sell Oxo-biodegradable “scoopies,” which retail for $6.00 for a pack of 24, are perfect for picking up the poop and saving the environment!
For additional NYC dog laws check out Downtown Pet’s website, which has a complete list.
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