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Rice University General Policy No. 834-95

 

DOGS ON CAMPUS


The City of Houston and Rice University are required to enforce dog leash ordinances. Among the ordinances and rules Rice enforces are the following:

  • DOGS MUST BE LEASHED WHILE ON CAMPUS.
  • THE LEASH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 8 FEET IN LENGTH.


For community health reasons Rice asks those who are extended the privilege of walking their dogs on campus to also observe the following Rice rules:

  • DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY PLAYING FIELD AT ANY TIME.
  • OWNERS MUST ARRANGE TO PICK UP AFTER THEIR DOGS.
    Exterior waste receptacles may be used to deposit pooper-scooper bags.


Rice intends to be a good neighbor and encourages people to enjoy our campus; however, the increased number of visitors and dogs on campus makes it necessary to bring these matters to the attention of dog owners.

Persons refusing to comply may be given City of Houston citations by Rice peace officers or asked to leave the campus and not return with their dog.


Policy No. 834-95
September 1, 1995