MENIFEE: AT LARGE AND BARKING DOGS "LAWS"

We do not practice dog barking claims. The information is provided here to be helpful. We get calls from Menifee residents all the time about  barking dogs.

Animal Friends of the Valleys provides animal control services for the city of Menifee: https://animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/animal-control/ 

The City of Menifee follows Riverside County in respects to laws regarding dogs. With that being said here are the Riverside County Ordinances that are related to Stray or Barking Dogs.

 

6.08.150 - Stray or barking dogs.

A.        It is unlawful for the owner or person in charge of any dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to permit such dog to run at large.

 

B.        It is unlawful for any person to keep or allow to be kept, or suffer or permit any dog to remain upon the premises under the control of such person, when such dog habitually barks, whines or makes loud or unusual noises in such a manner as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighbors surrounding or in the vicinity of such premises, or whose barking or howling or other sound or cry interferes with any person of ordinary sensitivity in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life and property.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

"At large" means any dog which is off the premises of its owner, custodian or caretaker and which is not under physical restraint by a leash of a size and material appropriate to the size and temperament of the dog and which is held by a person capable of restraining such dog, or is not otherwise physically restrained by some other device or instrumentality, except that such device or instrumentality shall not include voice control, eye control or signal control of the dog by any person, device or instrumentality.

 

Any dog which is on the premises of its owner, custodian or caretaker which is not being maintained by physical restraint, fence, kennel, voice command, or in such a way that the animal may not leave the property of the owner; or that persons, without permission, may not wander into the confined area of the dog without intentional trespass

 

"Custodian" means any person who intentionally provides care or sustenance for any animal, including but not limited to a dog or cat, on behalf of another, or represents the interests of the owner.

 

"Owner" means any person who intentionally provides care or sustenance for any animal, including but not limited to a dog or cat, for any period exceeding a total of thirty (30) days.

 

These laws and ordinances are subject to change and someone should check with their city, county or state to see the complete current laws.

 

Riverside County Codes:

https://www.municode.com/library/ca/riverside_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6AN_CH6.08DOCA