DFA Permits can only be obtained at a participating veterinarian.
A list of participating vets is available online.
- a list of the Rules & Regulations of a DFA
- a list of Chicago Dog “Friendly” Areas (as of 2007)
- a list of the requirements to obtain a DFA Permit
- and, a summary of the ‘Owner/Community Responsibilities’.
The summary of ‘Owner/Community Responsibilities’ is long, but it obscures the salient fact: all off leash areas in Chicago are completely user supported. The CPD maintains infrastructure, only. It does not clean, it does not improve, it does not provide drinking fountains, it does not supply dog waste bags. We are working to make this message clear!