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New by-law concerning dogs

The City would like to inform you of the entry into force today of the new City by-law concerning dogs, in line with the provincial by-law, to provide a safer environment for everyone.

Over the next few months, Public Security inspectors will conduct awareness tours with dog owners to ensure by-law compliance and remind them of the behaviours to adopt.

Here is an outline of the by-law:

  • All dog owners must register their pet on the Emili.net platform within 30 days of its acquisition or the day the dog reaches the age of 3 months. A tag will then be sent by mailand it will have to be worn by the . dog for its entire life. Registration fees must be paid every year thereafter.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash of less than 1.85 m (6 ft.) at all times unless they are in a private fenced area or in an exercise area reserved for dogs.
  • Custodians must pick up their animal’s excrement and dispose of it in a trash can.
  • Penalties range from $200 to $20,000, depending on the seriousness of the violations, for each violation committed and for each dog.

Consult the new by-law on the By-laws page in the Animals section.

 New platform for your dog

The City reminds you that a new platform has been available since mid-April to obtain an identification tag for your dog and pay its annual registration fees.

Following registration and payment, the owner will receive by mail, in the following weeks, a new tag with a number and an integrated chip that their animal will wear for life. In case of loss or breakage, replace the tag for $5 by reporting it on the platform.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca