If you are experiencing a nuisance caused by a barking dog, notify the dog's owner in person, by telephone, or by letter. Be as specific as possible about the dates and times of the problem.
At your request, Animal Services will send a letter to the dog owner, including tips on how to stop the barking problem. If the barking continues, an Animal Services Officer will be sent to the dog owner’s home to make suggestions on solving the barking. To report a problem, please fill out the online form or call 510-790-6635.
While barking is a natural canine behavior, it can be bothersome to surrounding neighbors and it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the barking is not excessive. Some things you can do:
Prolonged nuisances may subject dog owners to fines or other legal action.