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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USA Today is running a contest for the best dog beach in the country. Montrose Dog Beach is in the running.  You can vote here everyday until the contest ends on October 10 at noon ET.

Look for this photo. Dog on beach

MONDOG will host an offsite Howl-O-Ween Party and Fund Raiser on Saturday, October 15, 2016.


Tickets can be purchased at Mondog Store.


Check our events page for more information!

The event was held in the morning on September 10, 2016.  There were 19 volunteers who participated collecting just under 1000 items weighing 146 pounds.  Most of the material was collected in the rocky area just outside the Montrose Dog Beach borders.  Below are photos of many of the participants.  The largest group is from the Key Club at West Leyden High School in Franklin, Park.



Once again, Santa Paws will be visiting us in early December to see all his furry four legged friends.


The Santa Paws Party on the beach is being planned for Saturday, December 3rd from 10 - Noon. See events for any additional information.


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.

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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