Dogs can not run loose in Wheat Ridge. All dogs in public areas within the City of Wheat Ridge must be leashed at all times. This includes public parks and open space areas. Dog owners face issuance of a warning notice and/or municipal summons if involved in the violation.
Unattended dogs may be impounded as a leash law violation. A dog is considered unlawful if it freely leaves a confined private property and proceeds unattended into the public right-of-way or surrounding properties. Cats are devoid of this enforcement, regardless of domestic or stray status.