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.).
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