A Shelton woman, who had been running on the Housatonic Rails to Trails, told police she was bitten twice on the leg by a Shih-Tzu at 3 p.m. on Sept. 6, causing an injury.
Police said another woman, also from Shelton, was walking her Shih-Tzu and Jack Russell Terrier on leashes when the Shih-Tzu lunged at the runner as she went by and bit her.
The incident occurred on the part of the trail in Monroe, between Cutlers Farm Road and Doc Silverstone Drive, according to police.
The two women exchanged contact information and police said the Shih-Tzu was validly licensed and vaccinated in Shelton.
Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said a 14-day quarantine order was issued as a precautionary measure, leaving the case open pending a veterinary examination of the dog within three days of Sept. 20. The owner was given a complaint advisory for creating a nuisance and a dog bite.