A good question. The answer is maybe. A multi-animal site permit is required if you have 4 to 7 dogs, cats, rabbits or any combination of these. If you not sure, please contact Animal Control Services at 575-528-4100.
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The shelter for your pet requires 3 sides, a roof, and an elevated floor. The shelter should also be weather resistant. Keep in mind the pet inside will be cold during the winter and hot during the summer. Also, a shelter does not replace the requirement for a separate shade.
Chaining your dog should be a last resort. But if you must, your dog can only be chained to a fixed object for up to 2 hours per 12 hour period. If you use some type of running line, pulley or trolley system then your dog may be tethered for up to 4 hours per 12 hour period. Keep in mind that the dog should be able to access food, water, shade, and shelter as well.