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Who's a good dog? Not some local pet owners, Town says

Town urges owners to be responsible after complaints about barking, off-leash pets
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The Town of Halton Hills is issuing a reminder to local residents about responsible pet ownership following recent complaints about unleashed dogs and barking dogs.

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring their pets are leashed in public areas, the Town noted in a press release.

Residents interested in letting Fido stretch his or her legs off leash are asked to use one of the designated leash-free areas at:

  • Cedarvale Park, 181 Main St. S., Georgetown
  • Prospect Park, 30 Parking Ave., Acton
  • Trafalgar Sports Park, 11494 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown.

“We know our residents love their pets and we want to support them,” said Susie Spry, manager of enforcement services.

One of the ways to do this is for dog owners to get a dog license, which is mandatory under the Town’s bylaws, Spry said.

"This makes it easier to reunite you with your pet in the event your dog goes missing.”

Dog licenses can be obtained at or in person during regular business hours.

“We all want the best for our pets,” said Mayor Ann Lawlor. “And that means adhering to the bylaws that are in place to limit issues while allowing our four-legged friends to run and play.”

Contact Omega Canine Control (a 24-Hour emergency service) at 905-877-6235 to report:

  • A dog running loose
  • If your pet was bitten by another animal
  • A suspected case of animal rabies
  • A stray dog.

Contact Animal Protection at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (926-4625) if concerned for the welfare of an animal, including one that is in distress, being abused, injured or in pain.

Residents can learn more about responsible pet ownership at the Town’s website,