Dog & Pet Policy

Cordillera’s Dog and Pet Policy was established in the Cordillera PUD and “Wildlife Agreements” between Cordillera, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and Eagle County.  Each Cordillera property is limited to no more than two dogs on any property except when there are offspring less than six months old.

​Incident Reporting

Eagle County Animal Services is the agency responsible for enforcement of animal regulations.  Property owners are encouraged to contact Eagle County Animal Services to report dog-related grievance including, but not limited to: barking, waste, roaming, mistreatment, attack and/or bites.  

To file a complaint with Eagle County visit: Completing this form will initiate a record that can be helpful when other issues arise. 

Leash Laws

Dogs that are outdoors should be on a leash no longer than 12 feet in length and under direct control of a person. Under no circumstances shall dogs and pets be allowed to run loose and unattended. Loose pets can both chase wildlife and be chased by wildlife. Mountain lions and coyotes live in and around Cordillera and will not differentiate between your pet(s), no matter how big your pet is, and their natural prey. Any pets chasing wildlife will be turned over the Eagle County Animal Control or the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

Off Leash Rules

During the non-winter months Cordillera provides a fenced Dog Park on Carterville Road where people can allow pets to be off-leash. Pets should have current and proper shots/vaccinations. Responsible pet ownership requires that dogs are properly socialized and trained to be around other dogs and their owners. Owners must clean up after their pets.

On private property, dogs may be kept inside of an enclosed run or inside a fenced yard, if the fence is adequate to contain the dog. Cordillera Design Guidelines require that enclosed runs not exceed 1,000 square feet, must be immediately adjacent to the house and within the building envelope. Cordillera DRB must approve all enclosures and fencing. Property Owners should not leave unattended dogs in enclosed runs, fences or on decks because of the nuisance caused by barking. 


Pets should not be fed outdoors as pet food creates nuisance wildlife when it attracts bears and other animals.

Guests with Dogs

Property owner’s guests may bring dogs into Cordillera. Contractors and restaurant patrons are prohibited by the Covenants and Wildlife Agreements from bringing pets into the community or having them in vehicles.

Cleaning Up

Dog owners must always clean up after their dogs.