Dogs in Public Spaces

Dog owners are welcome to take their pets to most public spaces in Spruce Grove, but dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. The only exception is when dogs are at one of the City's designated dog off-leash parks.

All other pathways, parks and open spaces within Spruce Grove are on-leash areas. This includes the City's Heritage Grove Park trail system, splash pads and Jubilee Park. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any playground areas and are not permitted to enter or remain in any pond areas that are provided for public use.

When out in public, dogs must be under the control of a responsible person and on a leash no more than three metres long. They must also be wearing their required identification tag. This is not only for their safety, but also to ensure they do not create a hazard or are a nuisance or risk to other people and pets.

Under the City's Dog and Domestic Animal Control Bylaw, there are fines for allowing a dog to run at large, having a dog that disturbs the peace of others or is being a public nuisance.

Dog handlers are also required to clean up after their animals in public spaces. Failure to scoop that poop can also result in a fine.

If you do encounter a dog at large, please contact Animal Control (Enforcement Services).