Dog Laws

Arizona State Law:
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1012Dogs not permitted at large; wearing licenses

A.  Neither a female dog during her breeding or mating season nor a vicious dog shall be permitted at large.

C.  Any dog over the age of four months running at large shall wear a collar or harness to which is attached a valid license tag.

D.  No person in charge of any dog shall permit such dog in a public park or upon any public school property unless the dog is physically restrained by a leash, enclosed in a car, cage or similar enclosure, or being exhibited or trained at a recognized kennel club event, public school or park sponsored event.

Mesa City Code Book:
Title 6 - Police Regulations
Chapter 4 - Animal Control Ordinance with Leash Law

Section 6-4-30: Dog Fecal Matter:
Any person owning, possessing, harboring, or having the care, charge, control or custody of any dog shall immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by the dog on a public or private property unless the property owner has given prior approval to use said property for this purpose.

Chapter 10 - Public Park Regulations

Section 6-10-7: Enforcement and Penalty
D.  The park rangers shall have the authority to issue citations and notices of violation for violations of the City Code or any City ordinance or any provision of this Chapter occurring in any City of Mesa park or retention basin.  Citations shall be issued in accordance with A.R.S. 13-3899 and 13-3903.

E.  Penalty.  Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months, or by both fine and imprisonment.



Parks & Recreation home

Off Leash Dog Parks

Mesa's off-leash dog areas are located in Quail Run and Countryside Parks.

Park Hours: Sunrise -10:00 pm

Quail Run Park, north of McDowell Road off Greenfield 
3+ acres
(Closed on Thursdays for maintenance)

Countryside Park,
3130 E. Southern Ave
1.2 acres
(Closed on Tuesdays for maintenance)

The off leash dog areas are completely fenced and feature areas for timid and active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for both people and dogs.

Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pet and are requested to keep their dog under control.

On-Leash Dog Areas

Dogs on-leash are welcome at all City of Mesa Parks.