We love our furry friends and like to talk about how pet friendly we are in Canyon Creek. On any nice morning or evening you are sure to spot many owners walking their pets throughout the neighborhood. That being said, there are a few things pet owners need to know.
In case your pet gets lost, there are several resources available to get the word out to your neighbors:
City ordnance requires all dogs be on leash no longer than 6ft. while on city owned property. This includes the public sidewalks and streets within the community as well as Trailhead Park.
Greenbelt and trail areas that are part of the HOA Common Properties are designated as off-leash areas. Since you will likely encounter other dogs and people in these areas, make sure your dog is friendly and well-behaved before allowing them off leash or taking them to these areas. You are ultimately responsible for the actions of your pet and could be held civilly liable if your pet injures another person or their pet because of bad behavior. Pets are not allowed off leash on any other area of the Common Properties.
Be considerate of your neighbors when out with your dog and pick up your pet’s waste. The Association provides bags and receptacles for pet waste at a number of stations along Boulder Lane.
Nuisance barking is a violation of both the community rules as well city ordnance. If you have a problem with a neighbor’s dog barking excessively, you can usually resolve the matter directly with your neighbor by bringing the issue to their attention as they may not be aware of the behavior if they are away from the house while it is happening. If speaking politely to your neighbor about the issue does not result in a satisfactory resolution of the problem, you may call 311 to file a police report or notify the HOA manager at Manager@canyoncreek.net
Coyotes and Wild Animals
The Canyon Creek subdivision is part of the wildland-urban interface. Please respect the animals that have the right to live in this interface while not encouraging wildlife to encroach onto private property. Your personal safety, the safety of your pets and the preservation of your private property depend on your actions. We share the neighborhood with many wild animals that can be harmful to our furry friends. More than a few over eager good boys have endured the humiliation of a tomato juice bath after getting too close to the wrong end of a skunk. Small and medium sized dogs can be injured if they get into fights with raccoons or possums and venomous snakes are sometimes found within the neighborhood as well. Most importantly, both cats and dogs roaming loose at night can fall prey to coyotes. The Austin Animal Center has provided tips for how to deter coyotes and deal with an encounter.