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Pets are an important part of our lives and a peaceful co-existence with our neighbors and their pets is important to a healthy neighborhood. By following some basic rules and laws, pets can enhance the livability of the neighborhood.
Dogs are allowed to be leash free on their own property, but must be kept leashed when outside the owner’s property, with the exception of off-leash dog parks.
The keeping of no more than three dogs (five months old or older) within the City of Vancouver is allowed.
Dogs and cats more than six months old, within the City of Vancouver, must be licensed. Licensing is done through Clark County Animal Control. Information on license fees and applications can be found by calling 360-397-2489, or on the website at www.clark.wa.gov/pets.
Chickens, ducks, geese, domesticated hares/rabbit, or similar animals are allowed within the city limits with no required minimum lot size, Keeping swine, roosters, turkeys, or peacocks is not permitted within the city limits.
Every now and then all dogs will bark, but nobody likes a continuously barking dog. Please pay attention to your pet and consider how your neighbors might be impacted by their barking.
To report barking dogs or other animal related problems, please call Clark County Animal Control at 360-397-2489 or visit their website at: www.clark.wa.gov/pets.