What If I Am Just Watching The Dog? Am I Still Responsible?

Yes. For the purposes of the law, an owner is defined as any person who possesses, harbors, keeps, and obviously, owns the dog. So even if you are just walking the dog, then you are responsible for the actions of the dog.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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