Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet.

Domestic pets are completely dependent on their owners for their welfare.

All pet owners should know their responsibilities are under the Town of Ajax Bylaw, AMHC’s Pet Policy, and Ontario’s Dog Owners’ Liability Act.

In General:

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
Cats do not have to wear a leash; however, cats must  not be allowed to trespass on another person’s property.
Pick up and properly dispose of your pet’s feces, both on and off your property.
Ensure your dog does not bite, injure, chase, threaten, or disturb anyone.

Full details are available on the Town of Ajax’s website at and at AMHC’s office.
Failure to meet your obligations can lead to fines and termination of your tenancy. Let’s not forget that someone could also be hurt!
Be a responsible pet owner!