Information for pet owners

By-law to regulate dogs

Côte Saint-Luc dog tag

On June 20, 2018, new rules come into effect in Côte Saint-Luc related to dogs. Read By-law 2508 (PDF). 

Responsibilities of guardians

  • Purchase a license that must be worn by the dog

  • Keep dogs on leash when on the public domain (street, sidewalk, park, green space, etc.)

  • Pick up their dog's droppings

  • Ensure the welfare of the dog


All dog owners must ensure that their dog has an annual license, payable by May 1 each year. The annual license fee for each dog that is neutered or spayed is $20. The annual license fee for each dog that is not neutered or spayed is $30.


The owner of a dog has to show proof that the dog was vaccinated against rabies before the owner can be issued an annual dog license.

Public Places

All dogs must be kept on a leash throughout the year when in a public place. Dogs are not allowed on private grounds except with the consent of the owner. The dog owner can be fined $100 for not respecting these rules. The custodian of a dog must clean up every public or private ground soiled by feces of a dog. The fee for a first offence is between $40 and $1,000.

Dogs in parks

Dogs are allowed in some parks (see the list below) with the following provisions:

  • Dogs are not allowed within 9 meters of a playground or splash pad

  • Dogs are not allowed in public pool, wading pool, on any sports field or in Veterans Park

Dogs are allowed in the following parks:

District 1 parks

  • Aaron Hart
  • Harold Greenspon
  • Aumont

District 2 parks

  • Rembrandt
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Ashkelon Gardens

District 3 parks

  • Irving Singerman
  • Silverson

District 4 parks

  • Prud’homme
  • Richard Schwartz
  • Fletcher

District 5 parks

  • Yitzhak Rabin
  • Kirwan
  • Emerald

District 6 parks

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • Ruth Kovac
  • Imagination

District 7 parks

  • Mitchell Brownstein
  • Arthur Zygielbaum
  • Eric Helfield
  • Fyon

District 8 parks

  • Nathan Shuster

Dog Run 

All dogs licensed in Côte Saint-Luc have free access to the dog runs located on Mackle Road and on Côte Saint-Luc Road (west of Westluke). We remind all dog owners they must clean-up after their dogs even in the dog runs.

Dog Owners Committee


All outdoor cat owners or keepers must ensure that their Cat has an annual licence payable on the first day of July each year. The annual licence fee for each outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered and which bears a microchip or a tattoo is $10.00, for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered, but does not bear a microchip or tattoo is $15.00 and for an Outdoor Cat that is that is not spayed or neutered as a result of a medical exemption (a cat that is 10 years or older or has a medical exemption from the veterinarian attesting to the fact that the cat cannot be spayed or neutered) is $20.00. Should the Cat Identification Tag be lost or destroyed, the person to whom it has been issued shall present the receipt for payment and pay a $5.00 dollar fee for a replacement Cat Identification Tag.

Cat Identification Tag
The owner or keeper of an outdoor cat must show proof that the outdoor cat has been spayed or neutered and provide the information required to process the registration of a Cat, including, but not limited to, the name and address of the Owner, the breed, gender, colour, name of the Outdoor Cat and the microchip or tattoo number if the Outdoor Cat is so identified in order to be issued a Cat Identification Tag.

Abandoned Cats
No owner or keeper of a cat shall abandon a cat under any circumstances.