Roaming Dogs in Marin County
If you find a dog running loose in your neighborhood:

  • Confine the dog on your property; call the Humane Society at 415.883.4621 and an officer will pick the dog up.
  • Bring the dog to the shelter anytime. We have a night kennel where you can bring an animal after regular business hours.

If you are unable to catch the dog or you know of a dog who regularly runs loose, call the Humane Society during regular business hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Dangerous Dogs
Potentially dangerous and vicious dog ordinance

To file a formal sworn complaint statement, please download and complete the documents listed below and mail or return them to: The Marin Humane Society, Attn: Capt. Cindy Machado, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949. Please call 415.883.4621 for assistance. You may also contact Marin County Mediation Services at 415.499.7454.

Instructions for Sworn Complaint

Complaint Statement


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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