Education Awareness Sessions
Learn more about the City of Saskatoon Animal Control Bylaw and what it means for you! Members from the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency will be at the following locations to answer questions and discuss enforcement of the bylaw.
Wednesday, May 2 - Avalon and Hyde Dog Parks - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 6 - Sutherland Beach and Silverwood Dog Parks - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, May 8 - Pierre Radisson and Caswell Dog Parks - 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 - Southwest, Fred Mendel and Pierre Radisson Dog Parks - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 15 - Paul Mostoway and Pierre Radisson Dog Parks - 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, May 23 - Sutherland Beach and Avalon Dog Parks - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Be a Pack Leader and Join the Pack - Dog Park Ambassador Program
Animal Services is currently seeking Dog Park Ambassadors for several of our Dog Parks. For more information see Dog Park Ambassador info tab below, or contact Animal Services at 306-975-8478.
Enjoy some off-leash time with your dog at one of the City of Saskatoon's Dog Parks. Dog Parks are naturalized spaces where dogs are permitted to be off-leash while under the control of their owner. This allows both owner and dog to enjoy exercise together while socializing with others. A valid dog license is required to access any Dog Park.
|Avalon||South end of Broadway at Glasgow St.|
|Caswell||Avenue F and 31st Street West, next to Mayfair Pool|
|Hampton Village||North on Range Road 3060, near the airport|
|Hyde Park||South end of Hyde Park adjacent to Boychuck Drive|
|Pierre Radisson||Between 32nd Street and 33rd Street at Faulkner Cres.|
|Silverwood||Access off Kinnear Avenue or the east end of Adilman Drive|
|Southwest||Off Valley Road, near Cedar Villa Estates|
|Sutherland Beach||West off Central Avenue just North of Attridge Drive|
|Fred Mendel||Avenue W and 17th Street|
|Paul Mostoway||Richardson Rd. west of McClocklin Rd.|
Find maps, directions and guidelines for off-leash dog parks.
To reduce the impact of irresponsible pet ownership, Animal Services has a 'zero tolerance policy' toward bylaw infractions including pets in prohibited areas, running-at-large and failure to clean up after pet.
Please note, pets are not permitted in the following locations:
- Playgrounds, paddling pools, spray pads, and cemeteries
- Kiwanis Park, Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
- The North East Swale (North of Evergreen)
Dog Parks are naturalized areas that share the space with wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, porcupines, beaver and white-tailed deer. If encountered, treat wild animals with respect and avoid approaching too closely. Please ensure that your dog is always within eyesight and under your control when enjoying Dog Parks.
The capture and removal of wildlife is made possible only with current and specific location information. Please call Pest Management (Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 306-975-3300 to report a concern.
Coyote Safety Tips
Dog Park Development
Brighton Dog Park
Dog Park Ambassador Program
The City of Saskatoon (City) Dog Park Ambassador Program is a volunteer-led approach to educate citizens about responsible pet ownership and to ensure safety in off-leash areas.
The program was established as part of the City’s commitment to work with, and support pet owners to comply with our bylaws in the ten city operated dog parks. Our Animal Control Bylaw (Bylaw #7860), for example, requires dog owners to remove dog waste and to keep their dog under control at all times for everyone’s safety. In addition, Dog Park Ambassadors are also the “eyes and ears” within the dog parks and provide an avenue for citizens to express ideas and concerns which is then passed along to City Staff.
HOW TO CONTACT MY AMBASSADOR?
Established Groups can be found by searching Facebook using their appropriate name and off-leash recreation area. For example, search for “Sutherland Beach Off-Leash Recreation Area”.
HOW TO BECOME AN AMBASSADOR?
Have your voice heard! If you have a passion for dogs and are active in your community (or want to be), the City of Saskatoon is looking for Dog Park Ambassadors. A Dog Park Ambassador works closely with the City’s Animal Services Coordinator in the education, promotion, and continuous improvement of Dog Parks.
For more information on how you can become involved, contact:
Shane Carter (Open Space Consultant)
Responsible Pet Ownership - Bite Prevention Video
A community coalition including the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the City of Saskatoon Animal Services, the Advisory Committee on Animal Control, the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency and the Saskatoon Health Region have worked together to launch a video campaign to raise awareness of dog bites, how they are caused and what owners can do to prevent their pets from biting.
The video campaign, themed “good dogs bite too”, provides a unique perspective on what causes a dog to bite, even a good dog who may have never bit a person before.
The video can be viewed by following this link G ood Dogs Bite Too , and viewers are encouraged to share amongst their networks and friends to help raise awareness of a very preventable incident.