As the town’s population grows, so does the animal population. It is
estimated that better than one out of two citizens have a dog or cat. When
pet owners do not fulfill their responsibilities to their neighbors and
community, government must establish and enforce laws to regulate these
pets. As such, Animal Control was instituted under the auspices of the Town
Manager, the Town of Barnstable Dog Control Regulations were established.
Animal Control would like to remind you that all dogs must be leashed at all
times in the Town of Barnstable. It is the responsibility of the dog owner
or keeper - throughout the Town - to pick up and dispose of all dog waste in
a sanitary manner.
Beach/Recreational Area Notice:
Do not leave dog waste (even if in bags) on beaches or in their parking
lots or any recreational areas.