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Posted on: April 3, 2019

City of Moscow Reminder to Dog Owners

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The Moscow Police Department would like to remind dog owners that there is a city ordinance requiring that dogs be on a leash while inside the city limits. Any person found in violation of this ordinance can be issued a citation which is an infraction.

Title 10: Section 5-5:

No owner and/or handler of any dog shall allow or let such dog to run or remain at large within the City at any time. 

“At Large” shall be intended to mean off the premises of the owner and not under physical control of the owner by leash, cord or chain sufficiently strong to prevent the dog from escaping.

There are two “Off-Leash” parks located in the city.

  • The field at Mountain View Park (on Mountain View Road, 1 mile north of the Moscow Middle School)
  • Dog Park in front of the Human Society on White Avenue

This reminder is due to an increase in reported dog bite incidents reported to the Moscow Police Department. These incidents include dogs biting people and dogs biting other dogs. 

The Police Department would also like to remind dog owners they are required to obtain a City Dog License which costs $25.00 (life-time license). Dog licenses assist officers in identifying dogs and their owners so the dogs may be returned to owners when found running at large.

Finally, the Police Department would also remind dog owners to clean up after their dogs. There have also been an increase in complaints concerning dog feces not being cleaned up, especially in area parks and other locations within the city.

If there are any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact Alan Johnson, Code Enforcement, at 208-883-7070 or