City of Charlotte Dog Tethering Ordinance

From – March 1, 2011
An ideal environment for your dog may be a fenced or sheltered area that offers him or her the opportunity to roam and play safely. However, if you must restrain your pet, learn these new “tricks” that are part of the City¹s new pet restraint ordinance to keep your dog free from injury.

  • Use a chain or runner that is a minimum of 10 ft. long.
  • Ensure the chain doesn’t exceed 10% of the dog’s total weight.
  • Ensure all harnesses and collars fit properly. You should be able to fit two fingers snugly between the pet and collar.
  • Use swivel hardware to prevent tangles.
  • Clear the pet’s area from obstructions to ensure the dog doesn’t become entangled.

The ordinance takes effect March 1, 2011.
In addition to these new guidelines, check on your dog routinely to monitor the animal’s well-being. Following these tips ensures a sound quality of life for your pet.

For frequently asked questions, please review our FAQ page
For picture examples of the proper equipement to use, visit our example picture page.To review the ordinance in it’s entirety, the downloadable pdf can be viewed here.
Published on March 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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