In These Arizona Cities, It May Be Illegal to Own Over a Certain Number of Dogs
I check in with our local animal shelter all the time, and I know they're overflowing with dogs.
In fact, animal shelters around the country have seen an increase in the number of animals they're trying to house. Many are offering adoption incentives, like the $5 or in-kind donation the Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center in Sierra Vista is asking.
For me, adopting a dog is easy. Not adopting ALL the dogs is my real challenge. If it were up to me, I'd probably own dozens, and still make room for more whenever possible.
Can I Own All the Dogs in Arizona?
If it weren't for the pesky rules in my household, I would certainly adopt more dogs. Realistically, I know I don't have the space for as many dogs as I'd like, so I treasure the two I have.
Did you know that depending on where you live, there are some towns in Arizona that limit the number of dogs you're allowed to own? According to doghousefmb.com, how many dogs you get to keep in your home depends on where in Arizona you live.
The laws in Arizona are much more generous than in some states. For example, in California, you're only allowed to own four dogs. If you have more, you're required to apply for a kennel permit.
What's the Limit on How Many Dogs You Can Own in Arizona?
According to GetJerry.com, "While there isn’t a specific law in place for how many dogs you can own in Arizona, there may be restrictions for you to follow depending on your county’s laws, landlord’s requirements, or housing association rules."
Certain counties and cities impose rules and caps on the number of dogs you're allowed to own. For example, in Maricopa County, you're not limited to the number of dogs you can own, but the owner must have the means and resources to take care of all of them.
Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale limit dogs the number of dogs you can own who aren't fixed. You're not allowed to have more than three unaltered dogs per household.
Check Local Laws
Before you run to the animal shelter and adopt all the dogs, be sure to check local ordinances, because they vary from city to city. Of course, if you rent or lease, make sure you're allowed to have a pet in your home.
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