Animals on Campus

University policy states that dogs, other than service dogs for the disabled, are not permitted in buildings on campus. All dogs must be on a leash and may not be left unattended. All dog owners will be subject to the relevant ordinances of the City of Bozeman. To view the MSU policy pertaining to regulations and limitations on facilities use, click here: Regulations and Limitations

Bozeman City Ordinance 8.02.080 - Restraint and Confinement of Animals.

A. It is unlawful for the owner of any animal to fail to keep such animal under restraint or to permit such animal to run at large upon the streets and public ways of the City.

B. Any dog, while on a street, sidewalk, public way, or in a park or other public space, other than areas as designated pursuant to Subsection G of this section, or upon any private property without the consent of the property owner, shall be secured by a leash or chain of sufficient tensile strength to restrain the particular dog, such leash or chain not to exceed six feet in length. However, while actually participating in instructional obedience training, dogs may be temporarily restrained by a leash of greater length.

C. No owner or custodian of any animal shall leave such animal unattended while on a street, sidewalk, public way, or in a park or other public space, or fail to exercise proper care and control of such animal to prevent the same from becoming a nuisance.

Below are several useful links:

Bozeman Municipal Code for Animal Enforcement, Cruelty to animals

Bozeman Municipal Code for Animal Enforcement, Non-cruelty to animals

Animal license application form and information brochure