SB 1578, otherwise known as the tethering law, makes it illegal to tether, fasten, chain, tie or restrain a dog to a doghouse, tree fence or any other stationary object for more than three hours in a 24-hour period

It is a public offense for someone to own or keep an animal that is disturbing neighborhood peace. (San Diego County Code 36.414)

If you believe a dog is barking because it is suffering or in distress, call County Animal Services’ emergency line: 619-236-2341

How to report a barking dog:

If the dog does not seem to be in distress, make a noise complaint during regular business hours to:

San Diego County Code Compliance (Noise Complaints) for Spring Valley: 858-694-3741