Dog Policy (Soo Minor Baseball Association)

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Sinclair Yards is city owned property leased and run solely by Soo Minor Baseball Association.  Please see the City of Sault Ste. Marie's most recent new release regarding responsible dog ownership at city parks.

News Release

For Immediate Release (April 2, 2024)

City of Sault Ste. Marie urges responsible dog ownership


Sault Ste. Marie, ON (2024 04 02) – The City of Sault Ste. Marie is reinforcing the importance of responsible dog ownership by reminding all dog owners of the following regulations outlined in the City’s Animal Care and Control by-law.


Stoop and Scoop

It is mandatory for all dog owners to promptly clean up and appropriately dispose of feces left by dogs on any property within City limits, including fields and park areas.

Running at Large

Dogs must be under control at all times and are not permitted to run at large anywhere within the City, other than the property owned by its owner and at the Strathclair Dog Park. The Strathclair Dog Park is located at 962 Second Line East adjacent to the entrance to the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society. Dogs off their owner’s property must be leashed with a maximum length of 6 feet.  


Despite off leash regulations, and associated by-law enforcement, City parks and sports complexes have seen an upward trend of dogs running off-leash, posing risks to park users, and creating sanitation concerns. Respecting leash regulations and cleaning up after pets are fundamental responsibilities of pet owners.


Persistent Barking

Persistent barking of dogs for 10 minutes or longer is prohibited.


Dog Licenses

Dog owners must register their dogs annually through the Sault Ste. Marie & District SPCA. By obtaining an annual dog license, owners can expedite the return of their dog should they ever stray. Visit or call 705-949-3573.


Non-compliance with these regulations may result in municipal fines. Additional information may be viewed at



Media Contact:                                                               Legal Contact:

Tessa Vecchio                                                                  Jeffrey King

Corporate Communications                                               Solicitor

City of Sault Ste. Marie                                                    City of Sault Ste. Marie      

705-759-5396                                                                 705-759-2662

[email protected]                                                   [email protected]

SMBA is in support of this news release.

We are also dog owners but we strongly believe that it is not safe to bring your dog out to a public place with 600 children running around, people with allergies and people who are afraid of dogs.  Sinclair Yards was designed to be a safe place for everyone and we want everyone to feel that they are welcome at Sinclair Yards, dog problem free. Big or small, good or bad, all dogs may react differently in different situations outside of their daily lives, such as surrounded by hundreds of children running around.  

For the safety of everyone, please leave your dogs at home.

Thank you for your cooperation.