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Dayton Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Dayton and Montgomery County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Dayton and Montgomery County Dog Laws and OrdinancesOhio laws govern dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners. In addition, there are also local dog laws and ordinances in Montgomery County, Ohio cities and villages to protect citizens from dog attacks and public health issues.

Local agencies need to be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Dayton, Kettering, Moraine, Brookville, Trotwood, Centerville, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Vandalia, Springboro, Oakwood or any other city, town or village located within Montgomery County. A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Dog Bites in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio

If you have been bitten by a dog anywhere in Montgomery County, seek medical treatment immediately.

As soon as possible and once you or your loved one has received the appropriate professional medical attention, it’s important to contact the Public Health Department of Dayton and Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Animal Control Center.

To see a complete checklist of what you should do after a dog bite, please visit this link:

Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Dayton or anywhere in Montgomery County, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the attack at no cost and without any obligation. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance that’s needed after a dog bite incident.

We’re available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays by calling 1-888-534-4850, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Overview of City of Dayton Dog Laws and Ordinances

City of Dayton Ohio dog laws and ordinancesHere’s a brief overview of some of the local City of Dayton, Ohio dog laws, ordinances and rules:

•  A person who owns, possesses, keeps, harbors or cares for a dog shall:

1.   Not allow a dog to be unsecured while on your premises.

2.  Not allow a dog to be at large in the City of Dayton unless the dog is secured and controlled on a leash that is not more than 6 ft. long.

3.  Not allow the dog to bite or cause physical harm to any person or domestic animal.

4.  Not allow the dog to cause physical destruction to someone’s property.

5.  Not allow the dog to snap or attempt to bite any person or domestic animal.

•  No person shall own, possess, keep or harbor a dog that has been deemed as a vicious dog.

•  If a dog has been labeled as a dangerous dog, that dog shall not be allowed to be unsecured or at large in the City of Dayton without being muzzled and leashed.

•  All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.

•  If a dog bites someone, the dog must be confined at a place determined by the city health officer and placed under the observation of a licensed veterinarian for a period of 10 days. The expense and cost of the confinement and observation is the responsibility of the dog’s owner.  The veterinarian will perform examinations of the dog to determine if it is infected with rabies.  If the dog is found to have rabies, it will be destroyed.

For a complete list of the dog laws and ordinances that govern the City of Dayton, please visit this link:
City of Dayton, Ohio Municipal Codes

Licensing a Dog in Montgomery County

Dog licenses must be obtained from Montgomery County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life unless a multi-year dog license is purchased.

Not only is a dog license required to comply with state and local laws, it provides proof of ownership documentation and makes it quick and easy for your dog to be returned to you if it becomes lost and is found. A valid dog license also allows visits to the Montgomery County Bark Park.

For more information about dog licenses in Montgomery County please visit this link:

Montgomery County Bark Park

Montgomery County Ohio Dog LawsThe Montgomery County Bark Park is located at 6794 Webster St. in Dayton, Ohio. The Bark Park encompasses over 6 acres and is open to the public.

A bark park is a special kind of public park specifically designed for dogs to exercise, play and socialize. Dogs that routinely receive the proper amount of exercise are typically healthier and happier pets. The bark park provides a controlled area for dogs to get their exercise as well as interact and socialize with other dogs and people.

Here are the Bark Park’s rules and features:

1.  All dogs using the bark park must have a current dog license.

2.  Handicap access is provided.

3. The bark park includes canine agility equipment.

4.  Dogs must be current on their vaccinations.

5.  Puppies under 4 months old are prohibited from the bark park.

6. Dogs in heat are not allowed.

7. Dog owners must keep their dogs within eyesight and voice control at all times.

8. Aggressive and vicious dogs are not permitted.

9. Owners must be prepared to leash their dogs at all times.

10. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.

11.  Use of the bark park is restricted to a maximum of 3 dogs per owner.

Directory of Montgomery County, Ohio Dog Resources

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio: (937) 225-4395
Montgomery County Animal Resource Center: (937) 898-4457
City of Dayton: (937) 333-3333
City of Brookville: (937) 833-2135
City of Carlisle: (937) 746-0555
City of Centerville: (937) 433-7151
City of Clayton: (937) 836-3500
City of Englewood: (937) 836-5106
City of Germantown: (937) 855-7255
City of Huber Heights: (937) 233-1423
City of Kettering: (937) 296-2400
City of Miamisburg: (937) 866-3303
City of Moraine: (937) 535-1000
City of Oakwood: (937) 298-0600
City of Riverside: (937) 233-1801
City of Springboro: (937) 748-4343
City of Trotwood: (937) 837-7771
City of Union: (937) 836-8624
City of Vandalia: (937) 898-5868
City of West Carrollton: (937) 859-3688

Always Available to Take Your Call After a Dog Attack

If you, your child, your spouse or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, please contact us at any time of day and any day of the week for a free consultation with one of our experienced Ohio dog bite attorneys. You’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself and your future.

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