Westmount dog regulations, outlined in the By-law 535 concerning dogs, stipulate, among other things, that:
- Dogs must wear a valid licence at all times.
- Dog feces must always be collected.
- Dogs are to be on a maximum six foot leash when on public property.
- Households may keep a maximum of three dogs older than six months at any one time.
- Unattended or lost dogs may be impounded by the Public Safety Department.
The dog owner may be prosecuted if:
- the dog bites a person or damages public or private property.
- the dog barks or howls excessively.
- the dog is off-leash or unaccompanied while off the owner’s property.
- the dog is without a valid licence.
- the owner does not clean up after his/her dog.
Using a Westmount dog run is an excellent opportunity for your canine buddy to get some exercise, but remember that a dog license is mandatory and all regulations apply. Please note that a curfew is in effect in all of Westmount’s public parks between midnight and 5 a.m. daily.
Fenced Dog Runs
Dogs off-leash during designated hours
- King George Park: off-leash 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Westmount Athletic Grounds: off-leash 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Westmount Park: off-leash 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Unfenced Dog Runs
Dogs off-leash from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. ONLY
- Surrey Gardens
- Notre-Dame-de-Grace Ave. at Claremont Ave.
- Wood Avenue
- Prospect St.
- Weredale Park
It is prohibited for anyone to allow or to bring more than four dogs at a time in Summit Woods. Please note that off-leash hours vary by season, according to the dates listed below, and that Public Safety officers will issue fines to those that fail to observe the by-law.
- November 1st to April 15th: off leash 5 a.m. to midnight
- April 16th to June 15th: on leash AT ALL TIMES
- June 16th to October 31st: on leash 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; off leash 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight.
Interactive map of Westmount's dog parks
Residents seeking a lost pet should contact Public Safety and the SPCA. Unattended or lost dogs may be impounded by the Public Safety Department.
- Public Safety will contact the owner if the dog is licensed.
- The dog will be held for up to four days at the owner’s expense at the Montreal SPCA shelter.
Public Safety Department | 21, Stanton Street| 514 989-5222
SPCA | 5215, Jean-Talon W. | 514 735-2711 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmount launched a new online system for dog permits on November 1st, 2016, making it easier than ever to obtain or renew a permit by visiting the City’s website. The new permit includes a permanent medal for your dog.
No person shall keep a dog in the City, unless a license has been issued by the City for such dog and is still in force, and unless such dog bears a numbered tag or plate indicating such license for the current year.
You can also obtain a license in person at the Permits Office at Public Safety, 21 Stanton Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., by submitting:
- a completed and signed Westmount dog licence application form;
- a certificate signed by a veterinary surgeon that the dog has been inoculated against rabies within thirty-six (36) months prior to applying for the permit.
The dog permit is valid for one year from the date of purchase. The following fees apply:
- $30 for obtaining an annual permit ($50 for non-residents)
- $15 for the replacement of the medallion
Permits Office, Public Safety Department | 21 Stanton Street, 2nd Floor | 514 989-5200