Pet licenses are required by both the City of Redmond and King
County. You can buy or renew a pet license
online from King County
or in person
from the City of Redmond. For a list of locations where you can get a pet
license in person, click
The Abbey Road neighborhood is in a leash law area of King County. The following is from the
County Animal Services FAQ web page.
In general, the leash laws are in effect in all urban areas in King
County. It doesn’t matter whether the urban area is part of a city or in
unincorporated King County, the leash laws apply.
Animal Services Regulation
lists the following reasons for impounding of animals.
- Animal running at large or trespassing;
At large is when your animal is off your property
and not under your immediate control either by voice, or by
leash in leash law areas.
Trespassing means your animal is on anothers' private
property without permission.
- No valid license on animal.
- Animals with vicious propensities.
- Animals that have threatened, attacked, bitten or
attempted to bite a person, or presented an apparent
attitude of attack, are subject to impound and possible
Uncontrolled animals can be a nuisance to others and can lead to the
impounding of the animals.
The King County Board of Health Code Title 10 Solid Waste Regulations Section 10.08.040 Animal
Waste defines the scoop law.
City of Redmond Stormwater / Drainage web page.
- Practice proper pet waste
disposal. A day's waste from one
large dog can contain 7.8 billion
fecal coliform bacteria.
- When walking: bag it. Bring
plastic bags with you when you walk
your dog. Use a bag to pick up the
dog waste. Tie bag closed and place
- At home: trash it. Double bag
dog waste or kitty litter. Tie
securely and place in garbage.
- At home option: flush it. If
you are on a sewer system (not
septic) flush dog or cat waste down
the toilet. Kitty litter should not
be flushed because it can clog your
toilet or pipes.
- Tips for bagging it: keep a
supply of bags near your dog leash.
Reuse old newspaper, bread, or
sandwich bags. Tie bags on the
leash if you don't have pockets.
City of Redmond Stormwater / Drainage FAQ
Pet waste can be picked up by rain as it travels down the storm
drain carrying with it bacteria and other harmful materials into
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS
- Abide by all state and local animal laws.
- License your pet.
- Maintain control of your pet so it will not be a nuisance to others.
- Spay or neuter your pet to prevent unwanted litters.
- Always remove waste products quickly to prevent health hazards. Remember,
children may play in areas where animals have been.
For animal problems you can contact
King County Animal Control - Field Services.
When the problem animal belongs to a
neighbor, please consider talking to your neighbor first to resolve the