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Question

I don't have a fenced yard and my dog can't stay inside all day while I'm away. Can I chain her outside?

Answer

No. Dogs are not allowed to be tied to a fixed point in Fayetteville. Studies have shown that chained dogs are the ones most likely to attack or bite. Chains can also become entangled, keeping the dog from food, water, and shelter. Dogs that are chained are at risk of choking. Alternatives include purchasing or building a kennel run that is at least ten feet by ten feet per dog and crate training indoors. Trolley systems are a good alternative, but owners must be home while pets are utilizing the system.  For more information, contact Animal Services at (479)444-3456.