Having dogs as pets brings a number of responsibilities, including protecting the safety of your animal and others, respecting the rights of your neighbors, and preserving the appearance of the community. You can be a responsible dog owner by following these simple rules and guidelines:

» Clean up after your dog. Waste left on sidewalks, streets, trails, and others’ property is unsightly, inconvenient for others, and a violation of local ordinances.

» Keep dogs leashed when in public on a leash less than six feet in length.

» Control barking

» License your dog, which requires they also be properly vaccinated.

For your convenience, dog waste trash receptacles have been installed at our City parks to assist in the effort to keep our parks and our neighborhoods clean.

Pico Rivera Municipal Code 6.36.010 require dogs to be on a leash and under the control of their owner whenever they are out in public. This law is intended to protect the health and safety of people and pets whenever they are out in public.

A resident who owns a dog must secure a license from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) located at 9777 Seaaca Street in Downey. Dog licenses must be renewed each year by July 31. Applications for a license may be obtained from SEAACA during normal business hours.

The dog license fee is $97.00 a year for dogs that have not been neutered or spayed and $23.00 a year for those that have been altered. Residents who are at least 62 years old may obtain dog licenses at a reduced cost.

The City takes seriously its responsibility to keep citizens and pets safe. Dog owners are strongly encouraged to do the same by cleaning up after your dog, keeping their dogs on leash and under control, and securing a license.

For more information about dog owner responsibilities and licensing, call SEAACA at 562.803.3301.

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