The original guardian of the Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area, MonDog's mission is to ensure Chicago residents and their canine friends have a fun, clean, and safe beach experience.  A completely volunteer organization, MonDog endeavors to represent the dog beach community with an emphasis on owner participation and responsibility.  MonDog is committed to the ongoing preservation and improvement of Montrose Dog Beach through owner education, volunteer support, and community partnerships.  Please show your support by making a generous donation to MonDog today. MonDog does not share or distribute members info, or send spam to our email list. 


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The Huffinton Post included Montrose Dog Beach as one of the 9 best dog parks in the USA.  Read the whole article here.

Montrose Dog Friendly Area / Montrose Dog Beach is open year round every day.  The rules are also in effect all year, so be sure to pick up after your dog and most importantly have fun with your pooch.

After just 2 days of really cold temperatures, the ice has started to form along the lake shore. The entire ice mass shown in this photograph is over the water, so beware, as it continues to build, that walking on what looks like solid ice may not be what you think.


Photo taken 12/31/14

Sometime in the last 24 hours, the city has had the plows clear the way out to the main entrance at Montrose Dog Beach.  The parking lot is usable but not plowed.  The gates both open and close.  Most of the sandy part of the beach is frozen sand.  The snowy parts by the lake are mostly over water. Just because it's winter,  doesn't give anyone a pass for picking up dog pooh. 

The ice along the shoreline of the Montrose dog beach is getting unstable and an adult can easily break through. Caution should be taken.  The shoreline is much closer in and lines up with where the fence is broken at the southern end of the beach.

Those bags aren't free!


The Bag dispensers at the entrances have been a great help in keeping the beach clean, but they aren't free.  Mondog purchases bags and fills the bag dispensers on the Dog Beach.

Donating to Mondog is a great way to support the dog beach, and keep those dispensers full. Help us help you keep Montrose Dog Beach safe and clean by making a donation today.



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