A concern raised on NextDoor:
Hi neighbors! Sadly – when walking my dog recently I’ve seen a lot of owners walking their dogs off leash. It’s great if your pup is trained enough to stay near by when off leash – but I think we can all agree neighborhood walks might not be the best time to do this. Dogs are still dogs and may still harm another animal when off leash! I always either scoop my pup up or have to change my route fast so we don’t have any interaction. Has anyone else noticed this issue?!
Leash your dog! Sec. 4-243.
The free roaming of dogs is prohibited. All dogs must be kept under restraint or confined in an enclosure. Dogs must be walked on a leash when off the owner’s property. The City of Richmond leash law does not apply to cats.