Wild animals

By law the Town cannot remove wild animals from your property. However, you can read up on tips to prevent wild animals from accessing your property. If a wild animal is injured on your property, please call the SPCA. 

Contact Public Works at 514 485-8597 if there is a dead animal on public property or on your front yard.

Domestic animals

Licences

Licences are required for all dogs and cats in the Town of Montreal West. The dog licence must be renewed on a yearly basis whereas the cat licence is valid for the life of the animal. Find out more about pet licences.

Dog exercise

Dogs are permitted off leash daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from October 15th to April 15th in a fenced area of Hodgson Field (Bedbrook and Nelson), except when there are activities organized by the Town or the Civic Recreation Association.

Dog park

A dog park is the ideal place where your dog can frolic off-leash, exercise and socialize galore!

Access to the dog park

The dog park is open to residential and non-residential dog owners. Access to the dog park is controlled with an electronic key pass that you can pick up free of charge at Town Hall. However, in order to use the dog park, the dog must be vaccinated and licensed by the Town.

Requirements to get entry to the dog park

  • Your dog must be registered with the town
  • Present proof of your dog’s latest valid certificate of rabies vaccination

Hours of operation

Open daily, from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note that the dog park will be closed for maintenance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We have compiled the following Etiquette Rules to accompany the Dog Park’s Rules to keep the park safe and fun.

  • Know your dog’s temperament: consider your dog’s temperament before taking him/her to the dog park. Remember, there will be many dogs at the park of different breeds, sizes, temperaments and training. Be certain your dog plays well with others before entering!
  • Pause before entering the dog park: before rushing into the park, make sure you enter the first gate with your dog still on a leash. Pause, make sure there are not multiple dogs at the second gate, and only then remove the leash off your dog and let him/her enter. This process might avoid a dog scuffle while entering the park.
  • Once inside the park, pay attention: pay attention to your dog’s body language and ensure s/he is comfortable and not feeling threatened. If you sense any tension or trouble brewing, call your dog back. Be alert for dogfights!
  • Don’t lose track of your dog: although a dog park is also a wonderful place for humans to socialize, don’t get distracted and lose track of your dog! Always clean up your dog(s)’ poop, repair any holes s/he digs, and immediately take charge if s/he is getting into trouble! Be alert at all times. You are responsible for your dog’s behaviour.
  • Do not bring dog treats: dogs can react in an unpredictable way, and many dogs have dietary restraints.
  • Do not bring dog toys other than tennis balls: toys can provoke possessiveness and even aggression among otherwise friendly dogs… and owners!
  • Keep your dog hydrated: although the park has a water drinking fountain for humans and dogs, the water will be shut down from October to April to avoid frozen pipes. Feel free to bring water and a bowl to the park during this time.
  • Do not infest the park: if your dog has fleas or other types of parasites, keep him/her home until s/he is healthy again. If your dog is ill, keep him/her at home until s/he is better.
  • Let’s all take care of the park: we have waited for a long time for a dog park in Montreal West. Let’s make sure it’s a pleasure for all by keeping it clean, safe, and most of all, fun!
  • Be a good neighbour: please be respectful of your neighbours. There are people at work, study and play nearby. Avoid shouting or excessive barking.