Pets

We love our furry friends and like to talk about how pet friendly we are in Oak Hills. On any morning or evening you are sure to spot many owners walking their pets throughout the neighborhood. That being said, there are a few things pet owners need to know.

For more information, please visit the County of Monterey Health Department for State Code and Local Ordinances for Domestic Animals

Lost and Found Pets

There are several resources available to get the word out to your neighbors about a lost or found pet.  It is always best to complete a complete description (breed, color, demeanor (skittish, friendly), has a collar or not, etc.) and provide a photo if available.

Leash Rules

Monterey County ordinance requires all dogs be kept on a leash.  You are ultimately responsible for the actions of your pet and could be held civilly liable if your pet injures another person or their pet because of bad behavior

Nuisance Barking

Nuisance barking is a violation of the county ordinance.  If you have a problem with a neighbor's dog barking excessively, you can usually resolve the matter directly with your neighbor by bringing the issue to their attention as they may not be aware of the behavior if they are away from the house while it is happening.  If speaking politely to your neighbor about the issue does not result in a satisfactory resolution, please contact the Monterey County Animal services at (831) 769-8850.

Pet Waste

Be considerate of your neighbors when out with your dog and pick up your pet's waste. It is also The Law.  It is your responsibility to CLEAN IT UP!  The Association provides Dogipot stations complete with bags and receptacles for pet waste at a number of spots along Charter Oak Blvd.

Coyotes and Wild Animals

Please respect the animals that have the right to live in this interface while not encouraging wildlife to encroach onto private property.  Your personal safety, the safety of your pets and the preservation of your private property depend on your actions. We share the neighborhood with many wild animals that can be harmful to our furry friends. Small and medium sized dogs can be injured if they get into fights with raccoons or possums and venomous snakes are sometimes found within the neighborhood as well. Most importantly, both cats and dogs roaming loose at night can fall prey to coyotes.

For more information on pet safety, injured wildlife, or tips, visit the SPCA:

P.O. Box 689

Castroville, CA 95012

831-633-0103