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You and Your Dog

For many families, dogs become just like another member. To ensure the best experience for you and your dog, please remember the following:

Lost Dog?

  • Call the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700; your dog may have been picked up by an officer and could be temporarily housed in the kennels at the Detachment.
  • If your dog is NOT at the Detachment, please call the Morinville Vet Clinic at 780-939-3133. Once a dog is picked up by an officer and not claimed in a short time, the dog is then taken to the pound/boarding facility at the Morinville Vet Clinic. Morinville Vet Clinic website.
  • If your dog is NOT at the Morinville Vet Clinic, please try the Edmonton Humane Society.

On-Leash & Off-Leash Areas

  • Dogs will be required to be on a leash (two (2) metres or less) in all public areas except as permitted in off-leash areas. 
  • Dogs will only be permitted off-leash in off-leash areas when there are no organized sporting activities taking place. 
  • Dog owners will be required to produce a leash two (2) metres or less in length, even in off-leash areas, when requested by an officer. 

Prohibited Areas

  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas or Tot lots. 

Keep Your Dog Under Control

Your dog must be kept under complete control at all times. A dog, on leash or off leash, must be prevented from making unwanted approaches towards other animals or people.

Clean Up After Your Dog

Dog waste can irritate neighbours and spread disease among other animals. Pick up after your dog and dispose of the droppings in a refuse container.

Thank you to dog owners for using the dog waste bag dispensers, part of a pilot project, in Lacombe Lake Dog Park. Through your positive feedback, the City of St. Albert is installing 40 dispensers throughout St. Albert located in areas that are used regularly by dog walkers as well as in high traffic locations where garbage cans are emptied on a regular basis.

The project, with the dog waste bag dispensers decorated in an unique dog motif, helps support responsible pet ownership and helps to maintain a clean and beautiful city.

Waste Bag Dispenser Locations Map


Your dog must also be prevented from barking excessively. If your dog is a problem barker, there are simple, effective and inexpensive ways to control this behaviour. Contact your veterinarian or a dog trainer for more information.

Dogs Left Unattended in Vehicles

During hot weather the temperature inside a vehicle can be high enough to cause brain damage, suffocation and even death. Every year the Municipal Enforcement Service responds to complaints of pets left in vehicles. Many animals die annually in Alberta from this careless act. When the weather is warm, leave your dog at home as even ten minutes in the car is too long.

The Municipal Enforcement Service investigates and enforces violations of Animal Bylaws and fees as outlined in Animal Bylaw 11/2013, as well as the Animal Protection Act and Dangerous Dogs Act. (The latter two Acts are available on the Alberta Government website.)

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Last edited: July 16, 2019

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