Mills College is accepting new applications for annual dog permits. Dogs without current
registration and campus permit are NOT allowed on campus. Pre-registration credentials
and annual permit fees of $50 per canine may be submitted online via the Department
of Public Safety eMarket, or in person at CPM, Office 113.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Payment may be waived for trained Service Animals.
For more information on service waivers and courtesy permits, please review the below
provisions to determine eligibility.
Once pre-registered, dog owners must present the following documents to the Department
of Public Safety at CPM 113 to complete transaction and collect permit(s):
- Valid Government Issued ID with Photo
- Current Vaccination Records
- ID Tag and Animal License
- Proof of Service Training or Certification (where applicable)
Mills College has established the following regulations to govern dogs on campus.
These regulations are specifically designed for the safety of our students, faculty,
staff, guests, and individual dog owners. Permission to walk your dog on campus is
a privilege and is subject to these rules and regulations.
Mills College is private property and entry to campus is granted only to those persons
who agree to comply with College rules, regulations and the lawful direction of campus
authorities. Non compliance with these rules and regulations will result in the revocation
of your Dog Permit. If your permit is revoked, Mills College is not obligated to return
your permit fees.
- All dogs on campus must be registered with Mills College Department of Public Safety.
The annual registration fee of $50.00 per canine is non-refundable. Dog permits may
be purchased online, or in the Public Safety Office at CPM 113 via cash, check, or
- Registration requires proof of vaccination against rabies and distemper, and a current
city license. Once submitted, owners will be issued a numbered permit which must be
carried while on campus. Failure to register dogs or carry permit while on campus
is a violation of this policy.
- Dogs without paid permits are prohibited on the Mills College campus unless exempt
- Fee exemptions are granted for dogs that assist persons with disabilities, law enforcement
agencies, and search and rescue dogs. Service animals are required to check-in for
a courtesy permit at CPM 113.
- All dogs must wear a collar with an identification tag bearing the owner’s home address
and work/home telephone number.
- Dogs must display a current city license and current rabies/distemper tag on their
- Dogs found on campus without proper identification will be considered strays and turned
over to Oakland Animal Control. All subsequent fines and or penalties levied by the
City of Oakland will be at the owner’s expense.
- All dog walkers who drive a motor vehicle on campus must purchase a Mills College
- Mills College Parking Permits are $60.00 and may be purchased at the Public Safety
Office, CPM 113.
- This permit is valid for one year and must be displayed in accordance with the Mills
College Parking Rules and Regulations.
- Please bring your vehicle’s registration with you as this is required to purchase
a Mills College Parking Permit.
Pet Owner Etiquette
Community safety is the responsibility of everyone. As a courtesy to animals and fellow
owners, all permit holding walkers are asked to exercise basic dog walking etiquette
while on campus.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO:
- Use a leash on trails (leashes may be up to 6-feet in length, sorry, no retractable
leashes on campus)
- Clean up after your dog
- Stick to designated trails & outdoor play areas.
- Faculty Village is a private residential community; only dogs belonging to residents
are permitted in this area
- Supervise dogs at play; immediately interrupt any roughhousing or chasing of campus
- Make sure vaccinations are current
- Ensure proper food, water & ventilation/temperature control when leaving animals in
- Keep your dog in sight at all times; dogs may not be left alone outside buildings
or elsewhere on college property
- Update contact phone & email in case of emergency
- Immediately report incidents of walker violations, campus hazards or suspicious activity
to Public Safety
- Any person entering the campus to exercise or walk a canine may have no more than
two dogs at a time.
- An off-leash area is provided at the end of Richards Lot. Off-leash animals must be
well behaved (even-tempered, attentive, and compliant to owner commands/signals) and
under voice control of owner at all times.
- Outside of designated off-leash area, all non-service animals must be secured on a
leash no more than six feet in length and in the control of walker at all times.
- Only law enforcement and search and rescue dogs may be off leash beyond designated
- No person shall tie, tether, or secure a canine to any object on campus
- Every dog walker is responsible for picking up their canine waste. Droppings shall
be immediately enclosed and secured in a container and carried off Mills property
- Every dog walker shall have in their possession sufficient bags or containers for
their dog droppings.
- No person shall transport or carry dogs onto campus in a motor vehicle unless the
canine is safely enclosed in the vehicle, or protected by a container, cage, or other
device to prevent exit from vehicle.
- California Penal Code 597.7 PC, prohibits leaving an animal (or animals) unattended
in a vehicle if by doing so the health or well-being of the animal is endangered.
Under this law, conditions such as:
- Weather (is the temperature too hot or too cold?)
- Lack of adequate ventilation (are windows open or at least cracked?),
- Lack of food or water
- Any other circumstance that could cause suffering, disability, or death to the animal
which could subject you to criminal prosecution
- It is unlawful to permit a canine to habitually bark, yelp, howl, or create noise
in such a manner as to continuously disturb the peace of any person on the Mills College
- Any incident involving an animal bite to a human should be reported to Animal Services,
510.535.5605. During non-business hours, please call Oakland Dispatch at 510.777.3333.
No animals are allowed in any Mills College buildings, with the following exceptions:
- Working service animals
- ORL (Office Residential Life) professional staff, residence halls only
- Faculty and staff residing in Faculty Village or at the President's House, private
For more information on canine residency and restrictions, please contact Housing
Management & Dining Services (HMDS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violations may result in the revocation of permit and/or on-campus privileges.
Each canine walker is legally responsible for their canine while on campus. Mills
College will not assume responsibility for any injuries to humans or other animals
caused by your canine.
Animal Citation Fees
Failure to comply with these rules and regulations may result in citation. Please
refer to the comprehensive list of citation fees and fines.