When it comes to pets, the most common complaints received relate to dogs.

Dog Barking

Excessive dog barking that causes a nuisance is an offence. If you are disturbed by a neighbour’s dog barking, we would suggest you have a friendly word with your neighbour first as they may not be aware that their pet is causing a disturbance.

If you don’t get a satisfactory response and still feel that you are being disturbed, please report your concerns to Clann and your local Dog Warden through your Local Authority.

Alternatively, you can seek to raise a case with the District Court however you must first let the dog owner know that you are making a complaint. You can do this by completing a Section 108 Form under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986.

Dog Fouling

It is an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul in a public place, under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997. This means the owner or person in charge of the dog is required to remove dog faeces and dispose of it in a suitable, sanitary manner.

If you encounter dog fouling in your area, it is recommended that you first speak to the dog owner to make them aware of their responsibility and give them an opportunity to remedy the concern.

If the offence took place on Clann property, you can report this to your Housing Officer in Clann. If the offence has taken place in a public area, you can report this to your Local Dog Warden.

Alternatively, you can seek to raise a case with the District Court however you must first let the dog owner know that you are making a complaint. You can do this by completing a Section 108 Form under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986.

Restricted Breeds

Clann do not permit restricted breeds of dogs in our estates. If you have concerns regarding a restricted breed of dog as per the Control of Dogs Regulations, 1998, please report your concerns to Clann and your local Dog Warden through your Local Authority. Please see list of restricted dogs below:

  1. American Pit Bull Terrier
  2. English Bull Terrier
  3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  4. Bull Mastiff
  5. Dobermann Pinscher
  6. Rottweiler
  7. German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  8. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  9. Japanese Akita
  10. Japanese Tosa
  11. Ban-dog – a so called ban-dog is a cross of any of the above breeds mentioned or any strain of the above dogs listed
Other Pet Issues

If you have concerns about the welfare of a pet, you should contact the ISPCA.