Dogs must be kept on a leash in public areas in the City of Mountain View (see Sec. 5.18 of the City Code for more information). Pet owners are required to control and clean up after their animals while visiting public facilities.
Dog owners may train a dog without a leash in designated areas of specific city parks, if they have obtained a permit. The permit is valid only for dog training and does not apply to dog exercising or off-leash play, and may only be used in certain areas of Cuesta, Rengstorff and Whisman Park. It is not valid in any other City park or Shoreline at Mountain View.
Please complete the Off-Leash Dog Training Application* (PDF—5K) and submit it, along with the most current copies of the following (a .25 cent fee will be charged for each copy made by Community Services staff):
- Dog License*
- Proof of vaccinations - hepatitis, distemper, parvo, para influenza, and rabies.
- Permit Fee Payment: Mountain View Residents - $10 per permit; Non-Residents - $13 per permit
City of Mountain View
Community Services Department—Recreation Division
201 S. Rengstorff Avenue
P.O. Box 7540
Mountain View, CA 94039
FAX: (650) 962-1069
The copies of the license and vaccinations will remain on file and will not be returned to you. Once you have received your permit, please be sure to carry it with you whenever you are using Cuesta, Rengstorff or Whisman Parks to train your dog. If the permit is in the car or anywhere other than on your person, you may be cited.
*Mountain View, Campbell, and Santa Clara Residents: Dog lincenses may be obtained from the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority which is located at 3370 Thomas Road, Santa Clara, (408) 764-0344. Additional information and application can also be found on their website at www.svaca.com
*Los Altos and Palo Alto Residents only: Dog licenses are obtained from the Palo Alto Animal Services office which is located at 3281 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto,
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the City of Mountain View Community Services Department, Recreation Division at (650) 903-6331.
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