Is a Coyote Visiting Your Neighborhood?


Flyer depicting an image of coyote and instructions on dealing with coyote.

Is a Coyote Visiting Your Neighborhood?

If a coyote is acting threatening or is sick or injured, call us at 626.792.7151.

Dealing with Coyotes

  • Use roll bar fencing to prevent coyotes from entering your yard
  • Keep your cats inside, supervise small dogs and keep your pet confined and/or on a leash
  • Remove any outdoor pet food
  • Pick up fruit as soon as it falls to the ground
  • Eliminate any sources of water, from bird baths to puddles
  • Trim overgrown landscaping
  • Secure garbage in cans that cannot be tipped over or easily accessed by wildlife using bungee cord or other means 
  • Managing coyotes is a group effort- please share these tips with your neighbors

If You See a Coyote 

  • Make the coyote feel uncomfortable
  • Be aggressive. Yell or spray a hose at the coyote 
  • Make yourself appear large and stand your ground
  • Never turn your back or run away
  • Bring a whistle or stick with you on walks
  • If followed by a coyote, use hazing techniques including making loud noises and throw small rocks or sticks toward them

We are here to help. We offer workshops, tips, coyote proofing and more to keep you safe. Visit us online at for more information.

Pasadena Humane does not trap, tranquilize, or capture healthy wildlife. We can help with coyote proofing your home, respond to calls and, if needed, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who has jurisdiction over all wildlife in California.