The advantages of keeping your dog on a leash far outweigh the potential consequences of not. It's also considerate of other park users and neighbors, and it's the law.
In Mesa County, dogs are required to be under leash control when not confined to their property. Exceptions can be granted by a property owner. Two other examples are:
- The City of Grand Junction has granted permission for dogs to be off-leash at the Dog Park, located at the north end of Canyon View Park, north of the softball field complex and across the driveway.
- The Bureau of Land Management has granted permission for dogs to be off-leash but under voice control by an owner in some areas. Please check with the Bureau of Land Management for dog rules specific to the area you are visiting.
For more information on animal services, visit https://animalservices.mesacounty.us/.