Fred Mendel Off-leash Dog Park | Saskatoon, SK
Avenue W and 17th Street
Become a Dog Park Ambassador
Have your voice heard! If you have a passion for dogs and are active in your community (or want to be), the City of Saskatoon is looking for Dog Park Ambassadors. A Dog Park Ambassador works closely with the City’s Animal Services Coordinator in the education, promotion, and continuous improvement of Dog Parks.
How do I contact my ambassador?
Established Groups can be found by searching Facebook using their appropriate name and off-leash recreation area. For example, search for “Sutherland Beach Off-Leash Recreation Area”.
How do I Request a Dog Park in my Neighbourhood?
1. Establish an Ambassador group. This group should consist of a minimum of five members.
2. Once your Neighbourhood Dog Park Ambassador group is established you can contact the Animal Services Open Space Consultant for a copy of and to review the Dog Park Application.
3. Applications for Dog Parks are due by May 1 of each year.
4. The City will review each application and determine if the site is available for the use of a Dog Park.
Dog Parks are naturalized areas that share the space with wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, porcupines, beaver and white-tailed deer. If encountered, treat wild animals with respect and avoid approaching too closely. Please ensure that your dog is always within eyesight and under your control when enjoying Dog Parks.
The capture and removal of wildlife is made possible only with current and specific location information. Please call Pest Management (Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at 306-975-3300 to report a concern.
Responsible Pet Ownership – Bite Prevention Video
A community coalition including the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the City of Saskatoon Animal Services, the Advisory Committee on Animal Control, the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency and the Saskatoon Health Region have worked together to launch a video campaign to raise awareness of dog bites, how they are caused and what owners can do to prevent their pets from biting.
The video campaign, themed “good dogs bite too”, provides a unique perspective on what causes a dog to bite, even a good dog who may have never bit a person before.
The video can be viewed by following this link Good Dogs Bite Too, and viewers are encouraged to share amongst their networks and friends to help raise awareness of a very preventable incident.