The City of Mississauga is reminding all dog owners to please be responsible by leashing your dog(s) when out in public, including City parks – unless in designated leash-free zones.
As dog owners, set a good example by being courteous and abiding the City’s Animal Care and Control By-law. This includes leashing, licensing and picking up after your dog. This will also help make your community cleaner and safer places to walk, cycle and play in. A dog’s leash should be kept no longer than six feet (1.8 metres) in length.
A leash helps keep your dog safe from:
- running away and getting lost
- wandering into traffic
- confrontations with wildlife (e.g., coyotes) and unfriendly dogs
- approaching dead or diseased wildlife
- eating things such as poison, animal poop or drinking from contaminated puddles
A leash also benefits you, your dog and the community by:
- preventing your dog from scaring or jumping on children, other people or pets
- preventing lawsuits or vet bills from injuries that could occur
For more information about responsible pet ownership, visit mypetmississauga.ca.