"I see dogs running without leashes in the park all the time, and I also see dog waste on the ground. Why hasn't the City and County enforced the law?"
Leash and scoop laws are enforced by Multnomah County Animal Control officers, as well as PP&R Park Rangers. Portland Parks & Recreation has more than 10,000 acres of parkland. Neither Animal Control nor PP&R have the resources to be present in all parks at all times. Because enforcement resources are limited, PP&R focuses on improving dog owner compliance with leash and scoop laws via education and outreach along with enforcement.
- To report enforcement needs, call Multnomah County Animal Services at 503-988-PETS (7387) or PP&R Park Rangers at 503-823-1637.
- To request that off-leash program staff make an education visit at your park, call the PP&R off-leash program information line at 503-823-DOGS (3647).