Dog Friendly City

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Update February 28, 2022: Thank you to everyone who answered the survey, contributed to the map and shared their stories. The input period has now closed and we are reviewing all the information received. Your input will be used help us address issues and find solutions to concerns that arise when people and pups share spaces in the city.




Dog Friendly City

We’re building a framework that will guide our decisions over the next ten years to create safe and active spaces for people and dogs and improve dog facilities and services.


Why Do We Need a Plan for Dogs?

More and more households are bringing dogs into their families, and the number of dogs in the community is growing. As our community grows and changes, City spaces and services need to evolve too.

The ‘Dog Friendly City’ framework will guide the planning, design and maintenance of spaces shared by people and dogs in the City. The action items within the framework will reflect current research, public concerns and priorities, and evolving best practices for urban dog management.


How You Can Get Involved

We’re looking for input to help address issues and find solutions to concerns that arise when people and pups share spaces in the city.

  • Answer the survey - there are questions for pup owners and non-pup owners
  • Pin places on the map showing your favourite pup-friendly places or amenities, as well as what could be improved, with your photos and comments
  • Share your experiences with dogs in the city by telling your stories in the storytelling feature below
  • Look for display signs in public spaces around the city to learn more

How Your Input is Used

Input you share in this engagement will help us identify issues and discover solutions, and contribute to the creation of a 'Dog Friendly City' framework. This framework will ultimately be expanded into a comprehensive plan that will guide how we plan and design our City in the future to meet the diverse needs of our community - including one of our fastest growing groups, dogs!

Deadline for feedback is Monday, February 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

Update February 28, 2022: Thank you to everyone who answered the survey, contributed to the map and shared their stories. The input period has now closed and we are reviewing all the information received. Your input will be used help us address issues and find solutions to concerns that arise when people and pups share spaces in the city.




Dog Friendly City

We’re building a framework that will guide our decisions over the next ten years to create safe and active spaces for people and dogs and improve dog facilities and services.


Why Do We Need a Plan for Dogs?

More and more households are bringing dogs into their families, and the number of dogs in the community is growing. As our community grows and changes, City spaces and services need to evolve too.

The ‘Dog Friendly City’ framework will guide the planning, design and maintenance of spaces shared by people and dogs in the City. The action items within the framework will reflect current research, public concerns and priorities, and evolving best practices for urban dog management.


How You Can Get Involved

We’re looking for input to help address issues and find solutions to concerns that arise when people and pups share spaces in the city.

  • Answer the survey - there are questions for pup owners and non-pup owners
  • Pin places on the map showing your favourite pup-friendly places or amenities, as well as what could be improved, with your photos and comments
  • Share your experiences with dogs in the city by telling your stories in the storytelling feature below
  • Look for display signs in public spaces around the city to learn more

How Your Input is Used

Input you share in this engagement will help us identify issues and discover solutions, and contribute to the creation of a 'Dog Friendly City' framework. This framework will ultimately be expanded into a comprehensive plan that will guide how we plan and design our City in the future to meet the diverse needs of our community - including one of our fastest growing groups, dogs!

Deadline for feedback is Monday, February 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

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Share Your Places

7 months

Put pins on the map showing your favourite pup-friendly places or amenities, as well as what could be improved. 

Click the map to get started, then click the + sign on the left. Drop up to 5 pins on the map and add your photos and comments.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded. Thank you for your interest.
Page last updated: 12 Jul 2022, 02:57 PM