Roaming, Loose or Off-leash Pets
- All dogs must be leashed and under control when leaving your property.
- You must have the ability to keep your dog under control to avoid unwanted contact with other people or animals.
- Dogs living on rural properties of 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) or more can run free if they remain on the owner’s private property.
- Hunting dogs can be off leash with the permission of the property owner and while under the control of a responsible pet owner.
- For off-leash play, you can visit two off-leash dog parks operated by the City of Greater Sudbury in partnership with community volunteers.
Cats may roam outdoors; however, they must:
- have an up-to-date licence
- be microchipped and
- be spayed or neutered.
Keep non-sterilized dogs and cats in heat indoors or under the complete control of the owner.
Roaming Animal Complaints
By-law Compliance and Enforcement Services will respond to complaints to pick up any animal roaming at large, if the animal is:
- In distress, injured or ill
- Causing damage or creating a nuisance
- Showing signs of being lost