Do You Know About Virginia’s New Dangerous Dog Registry? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The vast majority of dog bites take place feet from a person’s home – they are often attacked by aggressive dogs owned by friends or neighbors. Luckily, Virginia has a Dangerous Dog Registry where VA residents can find out if aggressive dogs live near where their families live and where their children play.

At the website, visitors may read about Virginia Dangerous Dog legislation and look up whether or not a dangerous dog lives near by – either by county or by zip code. Owners of dangerous dogs may also register their aggressive pet and fill out related paperwork.

TheDangerous Dog Registry is new in Virginia – it became effective in October of 2008. Each dangerous dog entry should include, according to law, the dog’s picture, a description of the dog, the breed of the dog, the address of the dog, and the acts that resulted in the dog’s aggressive classification.