Call 311. This is the city’s non-emergency helpline where you can request various city services, including nuisance control for barking dogs.
Call the Houston Police Department’s non-emergency number at 713-884-3131. The city’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care recommends this route for reporting barking dogs.
Fill out a service request form online at webintake.houstontx.gov/web_intake/Controller. Choose the general “311” for service type. Then click the “Request this Service” link to make your complaint where you will be directed to fill in information such as the address of the dog’s owner.
Make a report through your homeowner’s association if you have one in your neighborhood. The association can then send a letter informing the dog owner of the problem and of the local noise ordinances.
- barking brown dog image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com