Preston Hollow is full of wonderful large trees, brooks and lakes. What we call home is also home to some natural wildlife. Before we built our homes among the arbors, these were the original dwellers of our neighborhood.
We encourage you to be aware and to keep pets inside if possible. The wildlife may see your pet as prey so be aware and keep pets inside. If you see an animal in a non-predatory manner, stay clear and leave the animal alone. Should you see an animal that you feel is aggressive,call 3-1-1.
Dallas has specific laws regarding tethering and confinement of pets.
All animals, including cats, must be confined at all times. This means that any animal must be restrained at all times in a fenced yard, in an enclosed pen or structure, or by a hand-held leash if in the custody of the owner. Animals may only be tethered for a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed three (3) hours in a 24-hour period, or no longer than necessary for the owner to complete a temporary task that required the dog to be restrained.
Dogs that are kept outdoors require an area that is at least 150 sq ft. for each dog six (6) months of age or older. The confining structure must be constructed with materials that will not allow the dog to escape, but still provide access to its doghouse, a building or shelter. Water should be left for the animal to prevent dehydration.
The doghouse, building or shelter must provide protection from the elements, allow adequate room for movement and must be structurally sound.
Racoon, opossum, skunk, bobcat, bat, beaver, fox and coyote.