SoCalGas - Safety Information for Dog Owners
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Safety Information for Dog Owners

Please securely confine your dog

Even friendly dogs can become aggressive when protecting their owners and their turf. That's why it's important to securely confine your dog in an area that safely separates your pet from Southern California Gas Company's (SoCalGas) employees on meter reading days and during service calls to your home. Doing so helps employees of SoCalGas provide you with exceptional customer service and avoid dog bite injuries.

Play it safe by taking these precautions

  • Mark your meter reading date on your calendar, then provide us with a safe path to the gas meter by confining your dog in the house, garage or other secure enclosure. You’ll find meter reading dates printed near the top of your gas bill.
  • Always securely confine your dog away from the gas meter, the appliances to be serviced or other work area before we arrive. A tied, leashed, or chained dog does not provide our employee with a safe work environment and may result in your service call being rescheduled. If you add a dog to your residence, please contact us so we can update our records. Get more tips to help avoid dog bites when utility employees visit customers.

Updated 10/2012

Report Any Pipe Damage

Evacuate the area and from a safe location, call SoCalGas at


to report any pipeline damage. No damage is too small to report.