DOG RULES + REGULATIONS

DOG CONTROL WARNING

 

In Glenhaven, the laws regulating dogs are established by Whatcom County under County Code 6.04 and are enforced by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department and/or their deputized animal control agent.  All of the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County, including Glenhaven, are declared to be dog control zones unless specifically exempted.  The following restrictions apply: 

  • A. Except in exempt areas, the owner or keeper of any dog shall not allow it to be at large and not under control. “Under control” means that the owner, by means of a leash, restrains the dog to the owner’s immediate proximity, preventing the dog from trespassing upon property or annoying or chasing other persons, animals, or vehicles of any sort.
     

  • B. No owner or keeper of any dog shall allow continuous barking for more than a 20-minute period.
     

  • C. No dog may jump at or upon, or otherwise threaten persons using sidewalks, streets, alleys or other public ways.

People violating the above restrictions will be reported to the Sheriff’s office. A dog or dogs believed to be in violation and found in a public place may be immediately impounded.  Violations of County Code 6.04 constituting an infraction shall subject the violator to a penalty of not more than $50.00.  Violations constituting a misdemeanor shall subject the violator to a fine not to exceed $500.00 and/or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days.

 

PLEASE RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND THE COMMUNITY AND FOLLOW THE DOG CONTROL LAWS.

DOG POLICY FOR GLC PROPERTY

 

Dogs shall be allowed on all GLC property subject to the following conditions:
 

1. No dog may jump at or upon, or otherwise threaten persons or other animals using streets, walkways, parks or other public ways.

2. Owners are responsible for immediately cleaning up after their dogs on all GLC property.

3. The owner or keeper of any dog shall not allow it to be at large and not under control. “Under control” means that the owner, by means of a leash, restrains the dog to the owner’s immediate proximity, preventing the dog from trespassing upon property or annoying or chasing other persons, animals, or vehicles of any sort.

 

4.  Dogs may be temporarily prohibited at any time without warning for special events on GLC property.

5. Members and their dogs that are found by staff to be in violation of this policy may be subject to enforcement including but not limited to fines and loss of access privileges.

STRAY DOGS

To report a dog at large or a dog nuisance please contact the Whatcom Humane Society

Address:  2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone:  (360) 733-2080
Fax:  (360) 733-4746

Shelter Services (licensing, lost & found, redemptions, etc.)
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday – Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

 

ADOPTION SERVICES / Animal Adoption Viewing
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm & Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

 

Animal Control Dispatch
Sunday - Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(360) 966-8845 – please call, not open to the public

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Wednesday 1PM to 4:30PM

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