File a Barking Complaint
To file a barking complaint, please fill out the online form (Step 1) and email us a video (Step 2) below or contact Animal Services at 972-237-8575 concerning the problem. Please provide us with:
- The exact address of the barking dog
- A video of the barking dog for evidence
The person making a complaint is always kept anonymous.
What happens after I submit the complaint?
After you have sent in a complaint, a warning letter is sent to the animal owner to give them a chance to correct the problem.
Animal Services will mail the complainant a barking log and an affidavit to fill out, get notarized and return to Prairie Paws. The affidavit can be notarized free of charge at Prairie Paws, located at 2222 W. Warrior Trail, during business hours.
Once the affidavit is received, the barking log and video are sent to the city prosecutors. The prosecutors will then decide to enforce a citation or dismiss it on lack of evidence. An Animal Services Officer will be assigned to issue a citation.
If any further information is needed the investigating officer will contact you.
REMEMBER: The person making a complaint is always kept anonymous.
Please read our City Code on Animal Nuisance for more information.
Step 2 - Submit a Video
Please provide us with a video of the dog barking so that we may have evidence.
You may email the video or visit us during business hours to submit the video in-person.