NEED TO MAKE A BARKING DOG COMPLAINT?
We understand excessively barking dogs can have a negative effect on the quality of life in your neighborhood. Unfortunately, there is no immediate solution to complaints of excessive animal noise.
Here are the steps you can take to begin filing a complaint if you live in one of our 11 animal control cities:
Step 1: Report the excessive barking to the Pasadena Humane by calling 626.792.7151 ext. 217. You must provide the full address, including the unit or apartment number (if applicable), of where the dog lives, as well as provide your full name and address so that we may send you a blank petition and logs by USPS mail.
Step 2: Pasadena Humane will make an effort to find resolution to the issue by contacting the dog’s owner or guardian and providing them with advice on how to reduce their dog’s barking. Most complaints are successfully handled via communication and education.
Step 3: If the issue is not resolved once the dog owner has been contacted, you may begin the formal legal process to have the dog declared a “public nuisance” by completing the forms (the petition and logs) that were provided to you.
Step 4: Once you and your neighbors have completed the forms, they must be submitted to the Pasadena Humane Field Services Department.
Step 5: Once Pasadena Humane has received the completed forms and verified that everyone who signed the petition and completed a log is willing to attend a hearing, the case is forwarded to the City or to the County (depending on jurisdiction) for review and consideration for a hearing.