Leash Your Dog – It’s the Law

The City is aware that residents have very strong feelings about the topic of dogs on and off leash. We would like to remind everyone that as part of our Goleta Municipal Code (section 12.15.470), dogs are required to be on a leash and under their owners control at all times while in a public space unless otherwise posted. This includes the Ellwood Bluffs. Off-leash dogs can cause harm to people, other animals and property. Citations will be issued to dog owners who choose not to follow the law.

For those that want a space for their dogs to be off leash, please visit these nearby dog parks and follow the posted rules: Patterson Open Space Off-Leash Dog Area (500 block Cathedral Oaks to 500 block Ribera Drive to 5100 block University Drive to 500 block Calle Aparejo), Tabano Hollow Neighborhood Open Space (5100 block University Drive to 5100 block Tabano Way), or Kiwanis Meadow at Tucker’s Grove Park (entrance at intersection of Turnpike and Cathedral Oaks Roads). For a complete list of off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara County visit www.countyofsb.org/parks/dog.sbc.