Dog Guidelines

Stop & Scoop!

Be a responsible pet owner - when they poop, you scoop. The fine for failing to pick up after your pet is $250. For more information, visit the Animal Bylaw webpage

Dog Parks & Off-leash  Areas

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash within the designated area but must be on-leash when entering/exiting. For Lacombe Lake dog park, this includes when crossing the path to the lake.
  • Dogs must be on-leash if a regularly organized sporting activity is taking place within a designated off-leash area.
  • Owners must always maintain complete control of their pet, which includes keeping them within sight and verbal command range.


  • The City of St. Albert is on-leash unless otherwise posted. Dog-walkers must carry a leash at all times. Leashes must be used on or within one metre of trails in all areas, including in off-leash areas.
  • Owners must pick up waste immediately and always carry a means of picking up after their dog(s). Pet waste can carry worms and other parasites, which makes it dangerous to the health of kids and other dogs.
  • Dogs must wear a current dog license tag.
  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas for the safety of children.

Animal Bylaw

To learn more about responsible pet ownership, please refer to the Animal Bylaw

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Last edited: June 27, 2022