Off leash aggressive dog at Trail 100

Originally posted in Nextdoor on 2.06.2021

My husband and I just had a dog that was off leash try and attack our dog TWICE while walking at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve this afternoon. First time was a close encounter and the dog pinned our dog to the ground. My husband had to physically get the dog off of ours while the owners rode away on mountain bikes doing nothing. The 2nd time the dog ran up a hill a couple hundred feet to get to us on a totally different trail. My husband had to block the dog from getting near us. Again, owners didn’t do anything and rode away. Thankfully our dog is very submissive and did not fight back, but that isn’t always the case. It was a very disheartening situation for us and our dog that could easily have been avoided. Please keep your dogs on leash at all times
My reply: I am sorry to hear this. As the Block Watch Leader near you, this is something I have been battling. In our neighborhood street, parks and preserve, dogs are unleashed and many are unpredictable. If you can safely identify the owner and his/her address, you can call to report the violation at 602-506-7387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, or you can fill out a report online at If you don’t know the owner or where he or she lives, but you see that person and dog consistently in the same area, around the same time of day/night, you can report that as well and ask for an officer to patrol the area. Just a dog running loose is enough to generate a report, the first time is the most important. From there, they can track violations and behavioral issues and attempt to locate the owner. Don’t just post it on next Door, file the complaint even if you don’t see the owner or know who they are.
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