Report all dog bites to the DC police (call 9-1-1 or the First District at 202-698-0555) as well as DC Animal Control (24 hour line: 202- 576-6664), 1201 New York Ave., NE.
Report dogs running loose that appear to be dangerous to the DC police.
SprayShield is a citronella spray that can be sprayed directly on a dog’s muzzle to break up a fight or deter an aggressive dog.
- Prevent your dog from biting
- Protect children
- If your dog bites
- What is quarantine?
- If you are bitten
- Animal bite facts
- Bite prevention
- If you feel threatened by a dog
DC Dangerous Dog Statute
Chapter 19. Dangerous Dogs
§ 8–1901. Definitions.
§ 8–1902. Determination of a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog.
§ 8–1903. Consequences of a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog determination.
§ 8–1904. Dangerous dog and potentially dangerous dog registration requirements.
§ 8–1905. Dangerous dog and potentially dangerous dog owner responsibilities.
§ 8–1906. Penalties.
§ 8–1907. Annual dangerous dog licensing drive; educational program.
§ 8–1908. Rules.