The City of Coral Gables is a pet-friendly community. We hope you enjoy walking your dogs through our beautiful neighborhoods and parks.
This neighborly love, however, can be ruined when careless residents don't pick up after their pets and leave "surprises" in front of other people's homes. Some neighbors with good intentions of picking up and bagging the pet waste are dumping the plastic bags in the shared trash piles, leaving unsanitary and smelly nuisances outside of residences.
City code requires pet waste disposal in trash receptacles, sanitary disposal units or enclosed/sealed containers. It is illegal to dump pet waste bags in shared trash piles or swales. Code violators will be fined.