So far in 2020, there have been 27 incidents with dogs, including seven in May and 11 in June.
Every day, Canada Post employees deliver to millions of homes across Canada and an estimated 41 per cent of these households have dogs. They see them every day when delivering your mail and parcels, especially since the weather is warming up and as most customers – both adults and children – are now home during the day.
Canada Post’s request to dog owners is: Please do not open the door during deliveries or allow your dog to approach our employees while they are out in the community. This makes it difficult to adhere to physical distancing when owners need to retrieve their dogs, and it increases the risk of dog bites.