Dog Run Rules

Please be sure your dog can interact safely with people and other dogs.

NO dogs without people. NO people without dogs.

Our runs are not a playground for children. There is a playground for children up the hill from the runs. Dogs are not allowed there.

All dogs must be licensed and wear a collar or harness. (No spiked collars) Leashes must be removed.

All dogs must be properly vaccinated and be free of communicable disease.

All dogs over six months should be neutered or spayed.

It is the owner’s responsibility to see that their dog is not aggressive or injures another dog.

If your dog gets into a fight or injures another dog, exchange contact information with the other owner and remove your dog from the run.

Owners should not bring food into the runs as it can cause problems.  Treats should only be given to your own dog as others might have allergies.

No toys except standard size tennis balls should be played with to prevent fights or swallowing of undersized toys.

There is a “RULE BOX” in each run.  Please take a sheet and read the welcome and complete rules.

REMEMBER, you might have the perfect dog, but there are others in the run.

NYC Dog Laws

Every Dog Needs a License

The City Health Code requires that dogs have a license tag attached to the collar when out in public. Dog licenses are valid for 1 year and must be renewed annually. Register online for faster service. Visit: www.nyc.gov/doglicense 

All Dogs Must be Vaccinated Against Rabies 

All dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must receive a first rabies vaccination and thereafter additional rabies vaccinations. Check with your veterinarian to stay current. 

Follow the Leash Laws

Dogs in public must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long.  Some parks allow dogs to be off leash between certain hours, or your dog can be off leash inside a dog run with a current license and rabies vaccine.

Avoid Tethering Your Dog

It is illegal to tie or chain up a dog up for longer than 3 hours in a 12 hour period.

Clean Up After Your Dog

People walking dogs are required to clean up after them.

You Must Control Your Dog

You must prevent your dog from chasing birds, squirrels, and other animals.

Not all Areas are Open to Dogs

Dogs are not permitted in playgrounds, zoos, fountains, ball fields, on basketball/handball/tennis courts, in swimming pools/facilities, bathing areas, and New York City beaches.

Contact Us:
our mailing address

1483 York Avenue, P.O. Box #20523

New York, NY 10075

office address

523 East 85th Street

New York, NY 10028

our phone number 

212 459 4455

email

Executive Director, Patrick K. McCluskey:

patrick@carlschurzparknyc.org

Operations Associate, Jessica Goetz:

jess@carlschurzparknyc.org