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L.A. County to allow up to four dogs per household

FILE PHOTO: Saniya Travenia, 8, tries to dodge kisses from poodle Romeo as she reads a book to him at the Canyon Country Library's Read to Dogs program on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2016. Katharine Lotze/Signal.

In Los Angeles County, the more dogs, the “terrier.”

Residents in unincorporated areas are currently limited to three dogs per household, but after the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, that number will increase.

Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger and First District Supervisor Hilda Solis plan to pass a motion that would allow county residents to own up to four dogs without a permit.

“With so many dogs available in Los Angeles County shelters, individuals who wish to add to their family by adopting an additional dog should be given the opportunity,” the motion reads.

“This partnership between our animal care facilities and engaged community members is vital to our ability to care for the animals in the county and this is a step to further that relationship.”

This ordinance applies to people in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Both San Diego and San Bernardino Counties have similar dog-related laws in place.

Presently, those who want to have four or more dogs must be licensed as an animal facility, such as a groomer, kennel or pet shop.

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