Don’t Land in the Doghouse

Summer is here, the weather is getting warmer and many residents are enjoying the outdoors by walking their dogs. In order to ensure community safety (and peace), the Department of Security Services would like to remind all Village dog owners to please follow these guidelines for dogs. 


  • Keep your dog on leash (not to exceed 6 feet long) at all times while outside of the home 
  • Pick up dog waste and dispose of it in a proper waste container 
  • Take action to mitigate dog barking


  • Let your dog bark continuously and disturb the peace and comfort of neighbors
  • Allow your dog to be aggressive in the community
  • Leave your dog unattended in the community, including common areas, balconies and patios

Residents may register dog complaints with the Compliance Division at 949-268-CALL or or with the Security Department at 949-580-1400.

Why Scoop That Poop

  • It’s the law—many urban and suburban areas require it. 
  • It can contaminate groundwater.
  • It may contain harmful organisms such as GiardiaSalmonella and E. coli that can be transmitted to humans and other animals. 
  • It may contain roundworms and hookworms (deposited by infected animals) that can live in the soil for long periods and transmit to humans and other animals. 
  • It can attract rodents. 
  • It’s the right thing to do!

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