Does disturbing the peace apply to pets?

Yes, it is unlawful to harbor or keep any animals that disturb the peace by loud noises at any time day or night.

Standard Used to Determine if Barking Disturbs the Peace

"Our inquiry must determine whether the noise would disturb a person of ordinary sensitivities; that is … not merely because it offends some super sensitive or hypercritical individual, but because it is, by its nature, of a sort that is a substantial interference with (our old friend) the reasonable man." Arizona Court of Appeals in State v. Singer, 945 P.2d 359 (1997).

More Information to Help with Barking Dogs

Many things can get a dog barking. Is the dog barking only at certain times? Is there a lot of foot traffic near your area? Is the dog in distress? You may want to talk with your neighbor; they may be unaware that the dog is creating a problem with its barking. Sometimes people unintentionally become complacent and don't realize that it may be bothering others. You can also contact Animal Control and we can do a "knock and talk" with the pet owner to assist you.

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1. Does the City of Casa Grande have their own Animal Control?
2. I found a stray and Animal Control is closed. What should I do?
3. There are a lot of stray cats in my neighborhood. What can be done?
4. I need to spay / neuter my pet do you have any programs for this?
5. My dog has some bad behaviors. What can I do?
6. I can’t keep my pet. Can I bring it to Animal Control?
7. My dog gets out of my yard. What can I do?
8. Can I let my dog run free in the parks or desert areas?
9. How many pets can I have? Can I get a kennel license in the city?
10. Do I need to get my pet vaccinated and licensed?
11. My dog always knocks over its water. What can I do?
12. My dog has a dog house. Is that enough shade?
13. What happens with my pet if it bites someone?
14. What should I do if a dog or cat bites someone?
15. Does disturbing the peace apply to pets?
16. How dangerous can the summer heat be for pets?
17. What should I do if my cat or dog is missing?