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Animals

Dog Parks and Public Places

In Châteauguay, a number of rules apply to the presence of animals in public places, municipal parks and dog parks. Here are the principal rules.

People in a dog park

  • It is prohibited to have an animal in a park, playing field or playground, whether or not it is on a leash, with the exception of certain areas set up for this purpose.

  • On public roads and in some parks in Châteauguay, dogs are allowed under certain conditions.

    • The animal’s keeper must be in control of the animal at all times and keep it on a leash. The length of the leash may not exceed 2 metres (6.5 ft.).
    • The keeper must also ensure that the animal’s collar is secure and will not strangle it.
    • The animal must wear its identification tag at all times.
    • The dog’s droppings must be picked up immediately from public or private properties and disposed of hygienically. To this end, the keeper must at all times carry a bag or other device to adequately pick up after the dog.
    • The animal can never be left alone, whether or not it is tied up.
    • The keeper is responsible for damages caused by the animal.

    Here is a list of parks where leashed dogs are welcome.

  • Here are the dog parks located on the territory of the municipality where it is possible to let dogs free without a leash in an enclosure under the supervision of their guardian..

    Rules to follow 

    • Maximum of two dogs per keeper.
    • Keep your dog leashed until it is inside the dog park, near the transition zone.
    • When you enter and leave, make sure no other dog leaves the enclosure.
    • Stay in the dog park with your dog at all times.
    • Avoid taking your dog to the dog park if it shows signs of aggressivity.
    • Keep the area clean.
    • Do not eat, and do not give food to dogs, including biscuits or treats.
    • Have liability insurance.

    To be admitted to a dog park, the dog must: 

    • Be accompanied by a keeper.
    • Be up to date on its vaccinations.
    • Have a licence in compliance with the applicable by-law and wear the tag at all times.

    It is prohibited: 

    • For a dog to go to a dog park if it has symptoms of disease.
    • For dog trainers to use dog parks for their commercial activities.
    • To use toys inside a dog park.
    • For a child under 13 to be inside a dog park enclosure.

An administrative codification is a document that combines the original text of a by-law with all the amendments made since its adoption. It has no legal weight but is, rather, a tool created solely to make it easier to read and understand the by-law as a whole. Only the original by-law and its amending by-laws have legal weight.

Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • You can email us at:

    service@ville.chateauguay.qc.ca

  • You can contact us by phone at 450-698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

 


 


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