Dog & Pet Policy

Cordillera’s Dog and Pet Policy was established to keep pets and wildlife safe and is part of the  Wildlife Agreements between Cordillera, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and Eagle County. Cordillera dog owners are subject to the following: 

  • Dogs may not be permitted to roam unattended or uncontrolled beyond their owner's property line.
  • All lots where dogs reside must have a fenced or enclosed area, which limits the dogs' movement from the site. The fence or enclosure is subject to DRB approval.
  • When a dog is not on an owner's property, it must be secured on a leash of 12 feet or less and must be under the direct control of the owner/authorized representative.
  • No more than two dogs are permitted on any lot in Cordillera. Offspring less than three months in age shall be the only exception to this rule.
  • Homeowners shall not feed their dogs and other pets outside their homes, including on decks.
  • Dogs that are outdoors should be on a leash no longer than 12 feet in length and under direct control of a person.
  • Contractors, subcontractors, guests (other than those of a homeowner), visitors, delivery people, etc., are prohibited by the Covenants and Wildlife Agreements from bringing dogs into Cordillera, even if the dog(s) would be kept inside a vehicle.
  • Property owner’s guests may bring dogs into Cordillera and shall comply with all Cordillera dog control measures.
  • Dog owners must always clean up after their dogs. 

Incident Reporting

Eagle County Animal Services is responsible for enforcement of animal regulations. Property owners should contact Eagle County Animal Services at 970-328-3647 to report a dog-related grievance including, but not limited to: barking, waste, roaming, mistreatment, attack and/or bites. 

To file a complaint with Eagle County visit: http://www.eaglecounty.us/Animal/Animal_Complaint_Form/. Completing this form will initiate a record that can be helpful when other issues arise. You can also call 970-328-3647.

Off-leash Rules

Dogs can be off-leash at the fenced dog park on Carterville Road. Pets should have current and proper shots/vaccinations and should be socialized and trained. Owners must clean up after their pets in the dog park and when out walking.

On private property, dogs may be kept inside of an enclosed run or a fenced yard, if the fence is adequate to contain the dog. Cordillera Design Guidelines require that enclosed runs not exceed 1,000 square feet, must be immediately adjacent to the house and within the building envelope. Cordillera DRB must approve all enclosures and fencing. Property owners should not leave unattended dogs in enclosed runs, fences or on decks because of the nuisance caused by barking.