The original guardian of the Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area, MonDog's mission is to ensure Chicago residents and their canine friends have a fun, clean, and safe beach experience.  A completely volunteer organization, MonDog endeavors to represent the dog beach community with an emphasis on owner participation and responsibility.  MonDog is committed to the ongoing preservation and improvement of Montrose Dog Beach through owner education, volunteer support, and community partnerships.  Please show your support by making a generous donation to MonDog today. MonDog does not share or distribute members info, or send spam to our email list. 


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The Huffinton Post included Montrose Dog Beach as one of the 9 best dog parks in the USA.  Read the whole article here.

Montrose Dog Friendly Area / Montrose Dog Beach is open year round every day.  The rules are also in effect all year, so be sure to pick up after your dog and most importantly have fun with your pooch.

The ice along the shoreline of the Montrose dog beach is getting unstable and an adult can easily break through. Caution should be taken.  The shoreline is much closer in and lines up with where the fence is broken at the southern end of the beach.

Our first offical cleanup will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the morning for Earth Day.


If you are a die hard beach goer, you will have seen many different looks at Montrose Dog Beach over the last month.

Here's some photos, in case you missed one of the vistas. The earliest photo was taken March 1, 2015.





The Canine Influenza Virus (the dog flu) is at serious proportions around Chicago. 

 All unvaccinated dogs are at risk.  Even dogs not acting sick themselves can carry this virus. 

 Enter this Dog Friendly Area (DFA) at your own risk

 The virus is extremely contagious.  Virtually all unvaccinated dogs that are exposed will contract the disease. 

  Symptoms include:



lack of appetite

nasal discharge 

trouble breathing

 If you note any of these symptoms, keep your dog away from other pets and see your veterinarian as soon as possible.

 A vaccine for the dog flu may be suggested for social dogs; contact your veterinarian.  All social dogs are required to have the bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine for DFA licensing. 

 Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Donna Alexander, Administrator, Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control

Steve Dale, CABC, WGN Radio

Those bags aren't free!


The Bag dispensers at the entrances have been a great help in keeping the beach clean, but they aren't free.  Mondog purchases bags and fills the bag dispensers on the Dog Beach.

Donating to Mondog is a great way to support the dog beach, and keep those dispensers full. Help us help you keep Montrose Dog Beach safe and clean by making a donation today.



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