Do you know when it’s legal to let your dog off-leash? What do you do when your neighbor complains about your barking dog? Is there actually a limit to the number of furry friends you can adopt?

In order to ensure the safety and protection of your animals, please take the time to read and understand local laws and regulations pertaining to animals. Becoming familiar with these laws keeps your pets and you out of trouble, making the community a more animal friendly environment. The City of Palo Alto has a complete description of all the local animal laws here  .

  • Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills Animal Control Officers: (650) 496-5971
  • Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills after-hours police dispatch: (650) 329-2413
  • Los Altos after-hours police dispatch: (650) 948-8223
  • Unincorporated Santa Clara County, Stanford University, Moffett Field, and San Antonio Hills Animal Control Officers: (408) 456-2920
Be sure to check out our Articles page to learn more tips about how to keep your animals safe and happy!