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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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  • No Food (human or dog food) is allowed inside the DFA
  • Prong collars must be removed at Dog Parks
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.
  • Owners must remain with and watch their dogs at all times.
  • Dogs must be leashed prior to and upon leaving the DFA.  Gates to the DFAs must remain closed except upon entering and exiting the DFA.
  • Owners must immediately clean up after their dogs.  Owners who fail to clean up after their dogs are subject to a fine of up to $500.00 (City of Chicago Ordinance 7-12-420).
  • Dogs with a known history of, or who exhibit, dangerous behaviors are prohibited.
  • Dogs must be healthy, fully immunized, dewormed, licensed and comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago Park District DFAs.
  • No dog will be allowed in a DFA unless it has a current rabies vaccination.
  • Dog owners are responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the DFA. 
  • Owners or other responsible persons must have a DFA permit with them for each dog visiting the DFA.
  • DFA permits are valid from January 1 through December 31 each year.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; younger children must be closely supervised.
  • Only three dogs per person allowed.
  • Puppies under four months old and female dogs in heat are prohibited.
  • Failure to comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago Park District DFAs can result in a fine of up to $500.00. 

This year cleanups are held on a Saturday each month from 9 AM until 11 AM. The next monthly cleanup is planned for Spring 2015.

Please look for Board members and our table or bag of cleanup supplies near the entrance to the beach.

October 6th Open Board Meeting

At 7 pm at Margate Field House, MonDog Board will host an open meeting for all interested persons.

December 6th 3rd Annual Santa Paws Pawty at the Beach

Come to the beach so your pooch can visit with Santa Paws and tell him what he wants for Christmas and have a photo op.

 

 

The team from the Alliance met up with the Mondog Board members: Mike, Judy, and Shelly for a successful cleanup at Montrose Dog Friendly area.  The group was able to solicite help from many beach goers and run a complete cleanup.  In excess of five large garbage bags of debris were collected.

Following are some photos from the PAWS fund raising event held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 alongside of the cleanup.

 

First the human artist adds paint

Next the Paws volunteer gets it ready for the dog artist

 

Next the dogs adds his or her paws and expertise.

 

The final artwork suitable for framing!


Those bags aren't free!

DONATE TODAY! 

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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