LONG BEACH, Calif. — A motion was introduced at Tuesday’s Board Meeting to increase the per household dog limit. This does not mean that laws have changed. There is no immediate impact to residents. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care (DACC) and Control and Los Angeles County Counsel will prepare a draft ordinance to amend Los Angeles County Code Section 10.20.038 as next steps.
The ordinance will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors with recommendations in a few weeks. Should the recommended amendment be approved, it would go into effect
30 days after that date. The increase would allow the number of dogs in single family residences to change from three to four without requiring an animal facility license.
“The Department of Animal Care and Control supports the opportunity for pet lovers to open their homes to an additional dog. Increasing the dog limit per household will give homeless dogs additional opportunities to find permanent, loving homes and reduce animal homelessness in the County of Los Angeles,” says DACC Director Marcia Mayeda
We look forward to the potential implementation later this year in the fall