Dog Friendly Meaford

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Meaford is a community full of dog lovers. Between our incredible dog friendly events, attractions, and accommodations your four legged friend is sure to have a great time in Meaford. Come out and experience the best that dog friendly Meaford has to offer. 


Dog Friendly Events

There are many Dog Friendly events that take place every year in Meaford. The following events are free but donations will graciously be accepted to continue maintaining and improving the dog friendly attractions in Meaford, like Beautiful Joe Park.

"A Beautiful Joe Story"

On Sunday, July 10 "A Beautiful Joe story" will be presented by Michael Biggins, expert on all things "Beautiful Joe", at Meaford Hall at 1:00. Michael is the founder of the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society and will be informally speaking about Beautiful Joe and his impact on Meaford, details about author Margaret Marshall Saunders, and more. This free event is brought to you in partnership with Beautiful Joe Heritage Society and the Meaford Library.

"A Reading in the Park"

A fun afternoon on Thursday, July 14th starting at 2:00, with readings of excerpts of "Beautiful Joe" at where else, Beautiful Joe Park. Enjoy children's crafts, activities, even ice cream for you and your dog! Children, adults and friendly pets welcome. Again this free event is in partnership with Meaford Library and Beautiful Joe Heritage Society.

5th Annual Dog Days of Summer (Pooch Pool Party)

Dog Days

On Saturday, September 3rd starting at 1:00, the Blue Dolphin Pool once again "goes to the dogs". Bring your dog and enjoy some tail-wagging fun, including competitions with prizes for fastest swim, biggest splash, dog-owner lookalike, and more. This fun event is in partnership with the Municipality of Meaford Parks and Rec. Department and the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society.


Dog Friendly Places

Beautiful Joe Park

Beautiful Joe Park is located along the Bighead River. This facility includes a pavilion, picnic tables, walking trails, a public washroom and is a pet-friendly (but not leash-free) environment.

Throughout the park there are monuments and memorials to commemorate special pets.

The Beautiful Joe Heritage Society works on projects to improve the park and hold annual events.

Beautiful Joe's Leash-Free Dog Park

The Municipality of Meaford and the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society together have helped create a new haven for dog fun in Meaford.

The leash free park is located next to the wastewater treatment plant at 35 Grant Avenue. It features two fenced in areas - one for small dogs and one for big dogs - where Meaford's dog population can run freely without a leash.

The park includes shelters in each area, and water is available for dogs.

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