Top Dog-Friendly Stores in Canada
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For those who love to do everything with their dog, it’s time to add shopping to the list! There are a growing number of stores across Canada that allow owners to bring their well-behaved dogs along with them.
Ready to hit the shops? Below we share a list of pet-friendly establishments for you and your pup to enjoy together.
5 Tips to Consider When Shopping With Your Dog
As more and more stores become pet friendly, there are key tips to consider to ensure an ideal shopping experience for both you and your dog.
Do some reconAs policies differ from store to store, it’s important to call ahead to ensure your destination is pet friendly.
You’ll need more than just your wallet when shopping with your dog. Remember to pack a leash, poop bags, water, treats and any other handy supplies that might be helpful. A quick 10-minute walk before entering the store can also help make accidents less likely.
Before encountering other people and dogs in the store, ensure your dog is friendly and well socialized. Even if your dog is friendly, it’s important to remember that not all dogs are. You should only let your dog greet other dogs if given permission by their owner.
Keep your dog on a leash
Walk with your dog on a short leash. This will make it easy to navigate the store and prevent your dog from invading others’ space.
Respect the merchandise
While the store may welcome a pet-friendly environment, damaging the merchandise is not permitted. There are other ways to make your pup happy without compromising the store stock, such as treats! Some stores have been known to stash dog treats behind the counter for your pup to enjoy.
Petsmart, Pet Value, Petland and Global Pet Foods are some of the most popular big chain pet stores to shop for your dog. These pet-friendly establishments offer a range of products and supplies to help improve your dog’s health and quality of life. But for anyone looking to shop more locally, there are plenty of smaller, local pet stores in each province that offer specialty products for your beloved pup.
Below we’ve compiled a list of pet-friendly pet stores to check out in every province in Canada.
Local Pet Stores in Every Province
Address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H1
Phone: (403) 763-3145
Homes Alive Pets
Phone: (780) 488-8050
Tails and Whiskers Pet Food Store
Address: 8170 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 1E6
Phone: (780) 907-7387
Urban Dog Market
Phone: (403) 242-3641
Bones Pet Stores
Address: 181 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z8
Phone: (604) 559-2663
Moonlight Natural Pet Store
Phone: (604) 559-3680
Phone: (250) 744-1779
Phone: (604) 899-1220
Leo & Co Pet Shop
Phone: (204) 414-2520
Chirp N Dale’s Pet Supply
Address: 293 Rogers Rd, Berry Mills, NB E1G 2N4
Phone: (506) 854-0979
Pet Corral Nutrition Care & Supply Depot
Phone: (506) 672-7387
Shur Gain Feeds'n Needs
Phone: (506) 633-7272
Newfoundland and Labrador
Wags to Whiskers
Phone: (709) 221-0133
Best Friends Pet Supplies
Address: 287 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7
Phone: (902) 457-0690
Cricket & Company
Address: 21 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M5
Phone: (613) 562-1919
Phone: (519) 535-7031
Menagerie Pet Shop
Phone: (416) 921-4966
Phone: (416) 726-1311
Prince Edward Island
Blue Ribbon Pet Supply
Phone: (902) 370-3373
Phone: (902) 978-0309
Boutique Pawse Inc.
Phone: (514) 800-9172
Phone: (418) 658-7130
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Bone & Biscuit
Phone: (306) 244-2663
Phone: (306) 665-5600
House of Paws Pet Boutique
Phone: (306) 537-7297
The Cathedral Pet Shop
Address: 2924 13th Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N7
Phone: (306) 545-7867
Looking for a new outfit? Why not bring your furry friend along for the shopping experience? There are many dog friendly clothing stores in Canada that are happy to welcome you and your dog. Simply call the store first to double check!
Here’s a list of dog-friendly clothing stores to shop with your dog:
Cabela’s retail stores are pet friendly and open to all dog breeds. As long as your dog is on a leash and well-behaved they’re allowed inside the store. These stores specialize in outdoor recreation merchandise for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and shooting.
Eddie Bauer Outlet
Eddie Bauer is all about embracing the great outdoors. You’re welcome to bring your dog along with you to shop for clothing, footwear, gear and accessories before your next adventure!
Free People is bone fide dog friendly! This retail company sells bohemian style clothing, accessories, shoes, intimates and swimwear for women. They even have a clothing and accessory line for pets so both you and your dog can leave the store in style.
The GAP is well-known for allowing dogs in the store as long as they’re on a leash. While not all GAP stores have the same pet-policy it’s important to call ahead to ensure your dog is welcome. You can shop casual women's, men's, maternity, kids' and baby clothes at the Gap. They also have apparel, shoes and & accessories especially made for dogs.
L.L. Bean sells apparel, footwear, home goods and even pet accessories. Your dog is allowed to shop with you as long as they’re well-mannered and on a leash.
Shop lululemon for all things athletic. Also, feel free to bring your dog in the store - they’ll often have treats if you ask an employee on the floor!
Mark’s Work Warehouse
Mark’s is known for being the go-to spot for casual and industrial workwear. They're also a great place to shop with your dog!
Looking for brand-name clothing and footwear at an affordable price? Marshalls is your spot! They also have a reputation for being a dog-friendly establishment.
Old Navy is happy to welcome your dog with you in their stores to help search for that perfect outfit. Old Navy provides the latest fashions at a great price with something for the whole family, including your dog! Pet policies are left up to individual locations so be sure to contact the store ahead of time.
Patagonia invites leashed dogs and their owners to shop their outdoor clothing and gear. Patagonia is a designer of outdoor clothing for a range of sports including climbing, surfing, fly fishing, trail running, skiing and snowboarding.
Winners is known for their brand-name clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, fine jewelry, beauty products, housewares, and now as a great place to shop with your dog! As long as your dog is well-behaved and leashed, they can visit the store anytime.
Are you more of a department store goer? The following stores allow your dog to shop with you as you search for that perfect item:
Visit A Nearby Holt Renfrew To Discover The Latest In Designer Fashion & Beauty, and bring your dog with you! Well-behaved dogs are welcome to pursue their aisles as long as they’re on a leash.
Nordstrom/ Nordstrom Rack
Nordstrom/ Nordstrom Rack is a pet-friendly store that offers branded clothing and accessories for women, men and kids at a large discount. They even have a line of pet clothing and accessories to shop with your dog.
Home Decor & Home Improvement Stores
Working on a new home reno project? Your pooch will be thrilled to tag along as you shop for all your home improvement needs. Here are some pet-friendly home decor and home improvement stores to shop with your dog. Keep in mind that pet policies vary location to location, so call ahead before heading out.
Is Canadian Tire dog friendly? Yes, they are one of many retail stores that are happy to welcome your pet. However, The Canadian Tire dog policy is set by each store so it’s important to call ahead before going. Canadian Tire offers a range of items to suit your automotive, outdoor, sports and recreation needs as well as home decor, tools and more.
Chapters & Indigo
Book retailer Chapters & Indigo prides itself on being pet friendly. Discover your next great read and bring your pup along with you.
Home Hardware is known for being pet friendly, with wide aisles and plenty of space to move around. Find everything you need when it comes to home improvement, construction materials and furniture. Ensure your dog is well-behaved and remember to keep them on a leash.
HomeSense is the perfect place to discover unique decorative ideas for your home. This pet-friendly store offers a fine selection of Bed and Bath & Home Décor products at great prices.
Lee Valley Tools
Lee Valley is a family-owned business that has been serving users of woodworking and gardening tools all over the world. This store is pet friendly and will often have treats for furry visitors.
Shop Lowes for all your home improvement needs, and bring your pooch along with you! Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the store as long as they’re kept on a leash.
Michaels has everything you need for arts & crafts, framing, scrapbooking and more, it’s also a great place to shop with your dog. As long as they’re on a leash, your dog is allowed to join you inside the store.
Do you and your dog enjoy a down-to-earth rural lifestyle? Peavey Mart is a 100% Canadian-owned retail chain, and they’re known for being pet friendly. They offer a unique selection of agriculture, farm and ranch, pet, work wear, lawn and garden, hardware and homesteading supplies.
Find the home improvement products you need at Rona! They also welcome your pup to shop with you at many of their locations. Just call ahead to confirm.
What’s your home style? Urban Barn has designs from urban contemporary to rustic, industrial to farmhouse. If you share your home with pets they also offer an assortment of pet-friendly sofas and fabrics. Urban Barn has always had a pet-friendly culture and will welcome your dog with open arms.
Bass Pro Shop
Planning a fishing or hiking trip? Bass Pro Shop allows your dog to shop with you as you gear up for your next adventure.
Bath and Body Works
Bath and Body Works is your one-stop shop for the best smell good products and your pup is allowed to shop with you. Keeping in mind that this store is compact with narrow aisles, consider leaving larger dogs at home.
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Most Bed, Bath & Beyond locations will allow dogs in the store as long as they are leashed. This retail store has all your bedding, bathroom, kitchen and home decor needs.
LUSH is a bath, body skin and hair care company with a cruelty-free policy. Most locations will welcome your dog to shop with you. Call your local store to double check!
Restaurants, Cafes & Patios
Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with your furry companion. Many restaurants and cafes have started to adopt a pet-friendly culture to accommodate pet owners and their dogs.
Most cities are filled with dog-loving restaurants, cafes and patios and some might even have special menus for your furry friend. Bring Fido has a whole list of pet-friendly restaurants in Canada for you and your pup to check out!
Did you know some Garden Centres are pet friendly? What better way to spend your day than picking out a new houseplant with your furry companion? If your dog is known for getting into things, you’ll be happy to know there’s a variety of houseplants that are 100% safe for pets, just ask an employee for more information. While individual locations may have different policies, calling ahead is always a great idea.
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