Shane Pellerin Law Firm Probate LawyerAccording to the latest U.S. Postal Service rankings, Houston led the country with the most dog attacks on postal carriers with 63 dog attacks in 2013.

The cities that followed behind Houston in dog attacks were Los Angeles, Cleveland and Chicago.

Almost 5,600 postal workers were attacked by dogs in 2013.

A representative from the U.S. Postal Service mentioned that they’re frequently told by owners that their dogs won’t bite, and then they do. She mentioned that dog attacks are a nationwide problem and not just an issue in Houston.

A few tips offered from the USPS in avoiding dog attacks are to curl up into a ball if you’re knocked down by a dog and to not run past a dog as its instinct is to chase you.

The 10 cities with the most dog attacks on mail carriers according the USPS report:

1. Houston

2. Los Angeles

3. Cleveland

4. San Diego

5. Chicago

6. Baltimore

7. Dallas

8. Denver

9. Columbus, Ohio

10. Kansas City, Mo.

Source:, “City with most dog attacks on postal carriers? Houston,” by USA Today, May 15, 2014