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New Laws for Pets and their Owners

January 30th, 2013 at Wed, 30th, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Diane Rich

Puyallup, Washington

In cooperation with Metro Animal Services, laws that affect Puyallup pets and their owners will be changing in February:

The base fine for animal control citations has been reduced

  • For the health and safety of animals, it is now illegal to leave a pet in a car without proper ventilation
  • The leash law requires a physical leash; electronic leashes do not fulfill the requirement
  • The maximum number of adult dogs and/or cats in a household is capped at 5
  • Rabies vaccines are required

These changes will go into effect in the third week of February.

Learn more about the animal control ordinance.

The Puyallup Municipal Code already has standards in place for dog owners, including using leashes in public spaces, scooping up pet waste, and regulations on excessive barking. Animal licensing continues to be required for both dogs and cats in the City of Puyallup. Contact Metro Animal Services to license your pet or learn more about animal control regulations.

Want to let your four-legged friends run free? Visit the Puyallup Dog Park.

Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC

I have been training dogs and their people for over 25 years. I work with pups from 7 weeks old to senior plus dogs and offer basic obedience to advanced off leash training both privately and group classes. Other services include behavior consultations to help both ends of the leash with everything from aggression, puppy/dog manners and public manners to separation anxiety. As a "real world" dog trainer, I take training out of the classroom or home when both the pet and family are ready, and take training to the street. I also offer pet therapy training classes preparing both the handler and dog for their therapy test and future service as a therapy team. I also coordinate several pet therapy programs in the Seattle area. My complete bio, description of services, class dates and on line class registration is listed on my website at

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