Dog Season Starts Dec 1 at Tod’s Point – Keep Your Dog on a Leash

Katrina Wells, Konstantine Wells and Alexandra Austin out with their dogs, Nala and Reagan, 2016. Credit: Karen Sheer

From Dec 1 through March 31, Greenwich residents and non-Greenwich residents alike are allowed into the beach along with their dogs.

Greenwich Police want you to know that you and your dog can enjoy Tod’s Point, aka Greenwich Point, with caveats…

All dogs must remain on a leash in the hands of an adult throughout the park.

Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet and under the control of their owner or keeper.

The person responsible for the dog must hold the leash at all times, per Town ordinance 7-25.

All dogs must be under control below the mean high water mark and must NOT cause a disturbance to any person or other animal. Ct General Statute 22-364, 22-363

All dogs must have a valid dog license attached to their collar or harness. CGS 22-341, 22-349, 22-339b

Greenwich Point will be patrolled and violators will be subject to $75-$140 fines.

Please don’t wreck this privilege for others.

"All dogs must remain on a leash in the hands of an adult throughout the park, (Town ordinance 7-25); All dogs must have a valid dog license attached to their collar or harness (CT General Statutes 22-341, 22-349, 22-339b); and All dogs must be under control below the mean high water mark and must NOT cause a disturbance to any person or other animal. (CT General Statute 22-364, 22-363). Lastly, Greenwich Point will be patrolled and violators will be subject to $75-$140 fines.

“All dogs must remain on a leash in the hands of an adult throughout the park, (Town ordinance 7-25); All dogs must have a valid dog license attached to their collar or harness (CT General Statutes 22-341, 22-349, 22-339b); and All dogs must be under control below the mean high water mark and must NOT cause a disturbance to any person or other animal. (CT General Statute 22-364, 22-363). Lastly, Greenwich Point will be patrolled and violators will be subject to $75-$140 fines.

Animal Control Officer Stacy Rameor explained the problem in 2017 succinctly.

“A lot of folks with off leash dogs don’t see it as a problem,” she said, adding that most of the complaints Animal Control receives are from pedestrians, especially children and older people.

“They say, ‘Don’t worry. My dog is friendly and not a problem.’ Until there is a problem,” Rameor added.

Jessica DelGuercio of PAWS of Greenwich is again organizing an educational event at the beach on Saturday, to inform dog owners of their responsibilities, as well as provide information on dog licenses, and give away free dog waste bags.