Barking dogs can present a major problem within urban areas such as Chandler. While some people are very tolerant of dog barking, other citizens are sensitive to the disturbance. It is important to remember that many of our neighbors work various shifts and may be sleeping at times when we aren’t home and our dog could be barking. The ideal solution is to talk to your neighbor and resolve the issue. If the situation cannot be resolved, charges may be filed against the dog owner. The complainant (person disturbed by the barking dog) will begin this process by filing a formal complaint.
A complainant is required for an officer to respond to a barking dog call. The complainant must be willing to give their name and testify in court. An officer will not respond if you are unwilling to give this information. However, there are still remedies available if you do not wish to be a named complainant.
If you do not want to be a named complainant, you can call the barking dog hotline at 480-782-BARK (2275).
First Steps to Resolve Problem
If there is a problem with barking dogs, it is helpful to talk to or leave a note for the animal owner. Although this may be difficult to do at first, communicating with the animal owner is usually the most effective way to resolve the problem.
Talk to your neighbor
If leaving a note for your neighbor
Solve It Mediation
The Process to File a Barking Dog Complaint
Barking Dog Forms
Barking Dog Hotline
You may call the Barking Dog Hotline at 480-782-BARK (2275) to have information sent to a barking dog owner in your neighborhood or to receive a Barking Dog Information Packet by mail. Please include names and addresses in the message so information can be mailed.