Municipal Police to Step Up Supervision of Dog-Walking Rules in Dubrovnik

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As reported today by Slobodna Dalmacija, the Municipal Police has published a notice for all pet owners, with a particular emphasis on dog-walking rules in Dubrovnik.

In the coming period, the employees of the Department of Municipal Police of the City of Dubrovnik will intensify their supervision over the Decision on the conditions and manner of keeping pets and the manner of dealing with abandoned and lost animals and wild animals.

Namely, the said decision stipulates, among other things, that dogs can be taken to public areas if they are marked with a microchip, on a leash, and under the supervision of the owner, and the owner is obliged to carry cleaning supplies.

It is prescribed that pets are forbidden to move on children’s playgrounds, flower beds, unfenced sports fields, landscaped city beaches, unfenced yards of schools and kindergartens, markets, cemeteries, and in all places where there is a risk of endangering health and hygiene.

Also, when taking a dog to public areas, they must wear a muzzle if they fall under the category of ‘dangerous dog’, which category is defined by the Ordinance on Dangerous Dogs. For a safer and more beautiful Dubrovnik, they concluded in the announcement.

For everything you need to know if you have a pet in Croatia or bring them on your next adventure, such as the current laws, the rules when traveling by ferry with pets, the best places to take them for a walk, etc; be sure to check out Total Croatia’s page HERE. Now available in your language!

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