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.

If you're tired of chasing your dog when he or she is pursuing that food wrapper or chicken bone, join us for one of our monthly cleanups at the beach.  We will bring bags and gloves. The following are the dates remaining:


Saturday, July 25 from 8 - 10 AM


Saturday, August 15 in the morning, time TBD


Saturday, September 19 in the morning, time TBD

This short article is a summary of information found on the Blum Blog, please refer to it for more detailed and additional information.



Not all dogs can swim or are comfortable in the water.  Be sure to give your canine buddy a chance to acclimate especially on days when the surf is up. Throwing their favorite toy way out into the lake may not be the best idea. You may have to retieve it when your pet decides that he or she doesn't want to venture out that far.



When your dog gets his or her ears wet, there is a chance for an ear infection.  Be sure to clean out your dog's ears after they get them wet in the lake.  Consult your vet if you need help in learning how to clean your dog's ears.


When it Gets Chilly Again

If the water is too cold for you, it may also be to cold for your dog.  Dogs can suffer from hypothermia just like humans but they might not realize why they are cold.

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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