The Chicago Park District maintains 12 dog friendly areas throughout the city. The two nearest to the 44th Ward are: Montrose Beach, Wilson Avenue and the Lake; and Noethling Park (Wiggly Field), 2645 N. Sheffield Ave.

Click here for more information about the Chicago Park District's dog friendly areas. 

Dog Registration

Dogs are required to be registered in the City of Chicago.  For information on how to register your dog, visit the the City Clerk's website.

Adopt A Pet

Every companion animal deserves a loving home.  At  Animal Care and Control (ACC), all adoptable animals receive a health evaluation, (including a heartworm test for dogs and FIV/FELV test for cats,) a microchip, vaccinations and spay or neuter surgery.  Click here to find out how you can adopt a pet through ACC.

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Lost Pet

In Chicago, only three other agencies are allowed to accept strays.  Nearly half of the 24,000 animals taken in at ACC each year are strays.  If you have lost a pet, please click here.  If you have located a lost or abandoned pet, please contact 311 or click here

Cold Weather Pet Care

In Chicago, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness.  Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following the simple guidelines provided by Animal Care & Control here


Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

Animal Care & Control offers low-cost vaccinations for City of Chicago residents.  Click here to view upcoming low cost pet vaccine clinic dates and fees.

Please Pick Up After Your Dog

My office has received numerous calls about neighbors not picking up after their dogs. It is not only against the law to not pick up your pets waste, but it is also a major source of bacterial contamination in urban watersheds and a hazard to human health. Dog excrement is also one most common contributors to the City of Chicago's Rodent population. Please be a responsible pet owner and a considerate neighbor by picking up after your pet.

My office has created signs for residents to post on their parkway or in their alley to remind dog owners to pick up after their dog. If you are experiencing issues with with dog owners neglecting to clean up after their dog, please stop by our office to pick up a sign.

* If you witness an animal being abused or animals fighting, you should call 911 immediately! 


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