Montrose Dog Owners Group (MonDog) is 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 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. Mondog also buys cleaning supplies and maintains the web site and social media areas. 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. Your donations are tax deductible.

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There are many ways to volunteer with Mondog from one time, to several times, and to on-going. Press the button to see the opprotunities.

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IMPORTANT Reminders & EVENTS coming up
Note for any scheduled cleanups, we will supply gloves, garbage bags, and needed tools. You supply the energy.

April 10, 2023: An in-person Open Meeting will take place at Margate Field House located at 4921 N. Marine Drive starting at 7:00 PM. For more details write to [email protected].

April 22, 2023 is the Earth Day Cleanup. It will take place rain or shine from 9 AM - Noon or whenever we are done (whichever comes sooner). For questions, write: [email protected]

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We continue to try the trash bucket plan and new signage to keep the beach clean.


get your DFA Tag for 2023 from your vet