Summit County Animal Control and the Breckenridge Police Department are joining together to promote the Yellow Dog Project for dogs that need space. A “yellow dog” can be aggressive, but also includes dogs that are easily frightened, recovering from surgery, or a recent rescue or shelter dog that has not yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience.
Owners of a “yellow dog” should identify their dog by tying a yellow ribbon on the dog’s leash. The project aims to educate the public on the appropriate ways to approach and make contact with a dog, as well as increase awareness among the public and dog owners that some dogs need more room.
Breckenridge residents whose dogs fit the “yellow dog” definition are asked to identify their animal with a yellow ribbon, to keep dog-walking areas and trails friendly and free of negative dog interactions.
For more information, please contact Summit County Animal Control at (970) 668-3230 or the Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.