Breed Specific Laws in California
If you know of any new bread specific legislation please send us a message so we can update the database.
California was the first state to preempt BSL in 1989, although it does still currently provide for breed-specific spay/neuter requirements.
|City Website||View Ordinance||Breeds||Type of Ordinance||Ordinance Adopted|
|Barstow||Section: 8.20||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||April 2011|
|Fontana||Section: 4-69||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||August 2011|
|Gilroy||Section: 4.68||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||April 2010|
|Highland||Available upon request in the city clerk’s office.||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||N/A|
|Hollister||Section: 6.20||Pit Bulls & Chihuahuas||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||2010|
|Lancaster||Section: 6.08||Pit Bulls & Rottweilers||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||December 2009|
|Manteca||Section: 6.10||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||January 2008|
|Ripon||Section: 6.56||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||January 2006|
|Riverside County||Section: 6.08.125||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||January 2006|
|Riverside||Section: 8.21.040||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||October 2013|
|San Bernardino County||Section: 32.1501||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||2010|
|San Francisco||Section: 43||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||November 2005|
|Santa Rosa||Section: 7-30.210||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||April 2006|
|Sonoma County||Section: 5-171||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||2006|
|Yucaipa||Section: 6.04.098||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||January 2010|
|Yucca Valley||Section: 10.02.175||Pit Bulls||Mandatory Spayed/Neutered||October 2013|
Disclaimer. We take multiple steps to ensure the information on this site is accurate and up to date. However, since there are so many legislation bodies it is difficult to track all instances of breed specific legislation. If we are missing something or if we have an error please let us know and will get it corrected.
Finally, information on this site is not intended to be used as legal advice. If you are facing BSL in your city, please reach out to your respect legislator or attorney.