Laws & Ordinances

Below are direct links to the Codes and Resolutions in Pueblo as well as the Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to animals which the ALE Department also enforces in all of the communities served.  This information is being provided as a convenience for citizens.  The Animal Law Enforcement Department strives to keep this information current but does not guarantee its accuracy and citizens should always check with their local jurisdiction to ensure they have the most complete and accurate information available.

City of Pueblo Municipal Code of Ordinances - reference the following:

  • Title 11 - Police Regulations
  • Chapter 4 - Animals
  • Pages 10-54 thru 10-76 (as numbered in the document)

Pueblo County Government Codes and Ordinances

Colorado State Statutes - reference the following:

  • Title 18 Criminal Code
  • Article 9 Offenses Against Public Peace, Order and Decency
  • Part 2 Cruelty to Animals

How many dogs/cats can I legally own?
City of Pueblo: Four (4) dogs or four cats that are weaned at one residence unless you have a obtained a kennel or cattery license, with the exception of a Feral Cat Colony Manager. City of Pueblo Sec. 11-4-9. Kennel and cattery licenses

Pueblo County: You are allowed to have four (4) adult dogs at one residence unless a kennel permit is issued. An adult dog is defined as a dog that is 4 months of age or older. A kennel permit is permitted only upon issuance of a Special Use Permit by the Pueblo County Planning Commission. For further information on Special Use Permits, contact 719.583.6100. Pueblo County 17.04.040 Definitions