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Keeping Our Dogs Safe

Protecting Your Dog While Enjoying Our Parks

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From Plants

High Park contains vegetation and fungi that are toxic to dogs if ingested (ex. spurge and foxglove). There are also many areas where you can find poison ivy which can transfer to dog fur and then impact you when you pet your dog.

Image by Bryan Padron

From Animals

The wildlife in our parks are just trying to live their lives and our dogs may create an unwelcome surprise causing defensive behaviours. Keeping dogs on leash and on trail greatly reduces the chances of these negative interactions.


From Parasites and Disease

Loose dogs have greater opportunities to pick up parasites found in our parks, including from the feces of wildlife and other dogs. Hazardous bacteria can also be found in standing water that our dogs may drink from when they are not being closely monitored.

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