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All dogs using Chicago Dog Parks and Beaches are required to have a DFA tag. DFA (Dog Friendly Area) Tags shows a dog is healthy and up to date on their vaccinations. When dogs are allowed to socialize it's important that they have their vaccinations to prevent an outbreak of potentially life threatening diseases like Parvo and Distemper. Having a tag also shows an owner is a responsible person, and understands the Dog Park rules.

Mondog strongly urges all beach users to be good citizens and get their DFA tags.

What Is Required

The owner or other responsible person bringing any dog into a DFA must have a and tag issued by a participating Veterinarian for each dog. The Veterinarian will issue a permit for any dog when the dog's owner or other person responsible for the dog shows the following:

1. The owner or other responsible person produces a current dog license issued by the City of Chicago, or proof that the dog has a current rabies vaccination.

2. The owner must complete a Chicago Park District Dog Friendly Area Permit Application for each dog. The owner shall provide written proof acceptable to the Park District showing that a licensed veterinarian (or other authorized person) has performed a fecal test for parasites and vaccinated any dog entering a DFA for the following diseases:

  • a. Distemper
  • b. Hepatitis
  • c. Para influenza; and
  • d. Parvovirus
  • e. Boetella

(Current titers where applicable will also be acceptable)
After issuance of a permit, the dog owner is responsible for keeping immunizations thru e above current.

3. The owner must agree to abide by the Chicago Park District Rules and Regulations of a Dog Friendly Area.

 

Where To Get A Permit In Chicago Dog Friendly Area Permit Applications are available at participating veterinarian offices. A list of the participating veterinarians can be found on the Chicago Park District website at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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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.

 

 

Several items can be found in the lost and found box at the entrance to Montrose Dog Friendly area including: a note about a found iPhone with contact information. In addition to looking in the box, you can also write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for the telephone number. There are also car keys and house keys and a few other odds and ends.

The beach is gradually getting back to normal.  The Park District has thankfully dug out one of the buried trash bins and restored it and others to their places on the beach.  The wave action that at one point came into the boat launch area has resculpted the beach to eliminate the "lagoon" thatwe had in the center of the beach.  As of 11/4/2014, a dog or person could walk all over the beach and stay dry!

 

Below are some photos of the beach showing the storm and its effects.

 


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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