Dog Safety

ATTENTION Dog Owners in the Village:

Did you know it is a requirement that your dog wears a leash outside of your yard?  According to the Village of Woodlawn Ordinance # 27-2014, the owner or harborer of a harmless dog, not on the owner or harborer's premises or in a motor vehicle, shall be leashed and be kept from harming or annoying others. Please see Village Ordinance for more details. 

Dog Licenses: 

According to Hamilton County, dog owners have up to 3 months to officially license their dogs. It's the law! The laws governing dog licensing in the State of Ohio can be found in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), sections 955.01 thru 955.99. A dog's license is a lost dog's ticket home! When your dog has its license attached to its collar, its assigned license number is all that is necessary for our office to identify the dog's owner. Dog licenses must be renewed annually between December 1 and January 31. Ohio law requires licenses to be renewed between December 1 and January 31 each year. After January 31, if you wait more than thirty (30) days to license a dog over three (3) months of age, Ohio law requires the Auditor to assess a late fee equal to the cost of the license. There are no provisions in the law to waive the fee. Be a good neighbor and be sure your dog is licensed today!


Dog Poop is your responsibility: 10 top reasons you should pick up your dog's poop!

Bonnie Phillips, VA Department of Conservation

1. Storm-water carries pet waste and other pollutants directly into waterways.

2. Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water necessary for beneficial underwater grasses, wildlife and fish.

3. Animal waste may contain harmful organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella and E. coli that can be transmitted to humans and other animals by ingesting contaminated water.

4. Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for long periods of time and be transmitted to other animals and humans.

5. It’s the law! Many urban and suburban areas require you to pick up after your pet. Even if there is no restriction, cleaning up after your pet is always the right thing to do.

6. Joining the growing number of responsible pet owners may encourage hotel managers to accept pets when you are traveling and help keep fees to a minimum.

7. No one likes to step in pet waste and spread it into homes, cars and businesses.

8. Scooping on a daily basis and applying lime will help prevent odors.

9. It’s easy to clean up by carrying plastic baggies and paper towels in your pocket. The baggies can be secured and thrown away in the garbage.

10. Your neighbors will appreciate your good manners.