Happy Pet Policies

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Keep Pets Cool in Hot Weather

It is important to avoid walking dogs on hot pavement.

Pets in Vehicles

Never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle. It is illegal all year long. Any animal found left unattended will be removed immediately by an animal control officer and take to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

Dogs Running at Large

No owner or keeper of a dog shall allow, permit or suffer such dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to be or run at large in or upon any public place or premises, or in or upon any unenclosed private place or premises, or in or upon any enclosed private place or premises other than those of said owner or keeper except with the consent of the person in charge of said private place or premises, unless such dog is securely restrained by a substantial leash not exceeding six feet in length and is in charge and control of a person competent to keep such dog under effective control.

Off-Leash Areas

Portions of Ruth Hardy Park and and Demuth Park have off-leash designated areas. The David Ready Dog Park is also an off-leash park.

The following regulations apply:

Owner must be 13 years of age or older.

No person may have more than two dogs in the off-leash area.

Dog must be under voice control and obeys voice commands.

Dog must be within 50 feet of the owner.

Dog must be at least four months old and be vaccinated.

Prohibited dogs include ill, in heat or unreasonably aggressive.

Owner must remove waste.

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Grocery Stores

Only service dogs are allowed in grocery stores.

Noise Disturbances by Animals

 It is unlawful for any person to knowingly keep, allow to be kept, or permit to remain upon premises under the control of such person, any animal which habitually barks, whines, or makes loud or unusual noises so as to unreasonably disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or interfere with any person of ordinary sensitiveness in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life and property.

This section shall not be construed to prohibit the keeping of any watch dog, provided, the keeper thereof takes immediate steps to quiet such dog whenever it barks, and provided further that such keeper never leaves such dog unattended on the premises in a place where its barking, if prolonged or repeated an undue number of times, unreasonably disturbs a person of ordinary sensitiveness.

After being informed that a violation has incurred, the owner or harborer of such animal shall take all steps necessary to ensure that such violation does not again occur.

Clean Up Your Dog’s Waste

 No person owning, keeping or having in his or her care or custody any dog shall knowingly fail, refuse or neglect to clean up any feces of such dog immediately and dispose of it in a sanitary manner whenever such dog has defecated upon public or private property without the consent of the public or private owner or person in lawful possession or charge of the property. The provisions shall not apply to a blind person being accompanied by a guide dog, nor shall they be construed to require or countenance any act of trespass upon private property.

The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) pet relief areas are located inside and outside the terminal. PSP offers an open air courtyard beyond the Security Checkpoint in the sterile area. This beautifully landscaped environment offers art, water features, patio seating as well as a playground and pet area. A second pet area can be found across the street from the Main Terminal entrance.