Owning a pet is a privilege. The benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities to your pets and neighbors.

Best practices for Responsible Pet Ownership include:

  • License your dog with Cuyahoga County
  • Keep current on all vaccinations, including the required rabies vaccine
  • Spay or neuter your dog
  • Keep your dog controlled and on a non-retractable leash of 6 feet in length
  • Provide proper training to assure your dog is a well-adjusted and well-behaved pet
  • Be aware of the costs associated with dog ownership and the personality traits and needs of various
    breeds before adopting
  • Provide your dog with sufficient food & water, daily exercise & attention, and adequate shelter & supervision.
  • Pick up dog waste on and off your property and control excessive barking
  • Maintain liability Insurance
  • Comply with all municipal dog laws 

Information on updated regulations can be found on the City’s website.

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