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Pets and wildlife
The District is home to an abundance of wildlife, and is also a great place to own a pet.
Being a responsible dog owner includes getting a license for your pet and observing all District leashing rules, whether you're on the street, in a park, or using forest trails.
Learn more about pet ownership in the District, plus get rules and tips for reducing unwanted interactions with bears and other wild animals on your property.