Pet owners in Mississauga must follow the City’s Animal Care and Control By-law to ensure our communities remain safe and respectful of each other and our pet companions.
Dogs must be on a leash whenever they are in public, except for inside leash-free dog parks in the City. If you do not put your dog on a leash, you may be fined up to $140.
In addition, if you allow your dog to run at large outside of leash-free parks, you may be fined a minimum of $115. Depending on the situation, your dog may receive a ride home on its first offence.
A leash helps to keep your dog safe and prevent them from:
Animal Services will continue to enforce various aspects of the Animal Care and Control By-law 0094-04 as amended. However, dog owners must also manage their responsibilities within leash-free areas.
As a dog owner, you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog in public spaces.
Practice the following tips to ensure your and your pet’s well-being and safety:
If you’re getting a new pet or if your pet hasn’t been spayed or neutered yet, consider doing so.
Spay or neuter your pet to:
Animal Services doesn’t patrol for stoop and scoop issues. However, we will continue to take a community-based approach to address these concerns and enforce the by-laws when the culprit is identified. Please continue to report Stoop and Scoop issues.
For clean-up requests, please call 311 or 905-615-4311 if you’re calling from outside City limits.
Contact Animal Services at 905-896-5858 for more information about pet ownership and safety tips.