Every dog owner knows that summertime is better with your canine companion by your side. Whether you want to go out for dinner, go shopping, or go on a vacation, it's always more fun when you can visit dog-friendly attractions.
But sometimes it can be challenging to find places where both you and your dog are welcome. Fortunately, times are changing, and many establishments are becoming pet-friendly.
If you're vacationing in Ontario this summer, there are plenty of places to visit. We've found four great dog-friendly attractions that are perfect for a day out. Keep reading to find a new spot to visit!
St. Catharines, Ontario
Only a two-minute walk from the sandy beaches of Lakeside Park, Lock Street Brewing Co. is a fully dog-friendly business. Pet parents can enjoy a pint and a bite from KaiserHaus, the European Bistro next door.
Dine al fresco with your pet in the brewery's beautiful biergarten. Featuring a firepit and fairy lights, guests can enjoy the summer air with Fido. If you prefer an air-conditioned atmosphere, you can bring your pup upstairs for board games and beer.
On those summer days when you want to shop, you can bring your pet to the Outlet Collection at Niagara. This dog-friendly attraction in Niagara-on-the-Lake allows you to shop ‘til you drop and bring your pet along for the ride.
Many of the mall's brand-name stores are pet friendly. Additionally, some may even have a little treat waiting for your pup. The outlet is also a great way to socialize puppies, as there are plenty of sights, sounds, and people to interact with.
St. Catharines and Vineland, Ontario
Looking to pick up some fresh flowers to display at your summer home? The Watering Can Flower Market is a European-style flower shop with locations in St. Catharines and Vineland.
At the Vineland location, you'll find a large greenhouse filled with gorgeous plants. There is also a pastry market and café using local ingredients in their baked goods. Best thing about it? You can bring your pet with you while you enjoy the greenery at this dog-friendly attraction!
St. Catharines, Ontario
Treat your pet this summer at Little Chief & Co. located in downtown St. Catharines. With ethically-sourced goods, your mood is instantly lifted when you enter the family-owned shop.
Melvin and Betta, the owner's dogs, will be there to greet you and your pup at the door. They even have a photo spot, so your dog can become Insta-famous. Since opening in April 2019, this dog-friendly attraction has become a hotspot for pet owners across Niagara.
It's not always easy to find a pet-friendly resort. But at Sun RV Resorts, we love pets as much as you! That's why resorts like Sherkston Shores Beach Resort & Campground are fully pet-friendly.
At Sherkston Shores, you'll find a designated dog beach on Lake Erie. Enjoy long walks on the beach, playing tennis ball in the water, or visiting one of our two off-leash dog parks. Here, you can have a pup-tastic vacation!
We hope you enjoyed these recommendations for dog-friendly attractions in Ontario. Be sure to let others know about them by sharing this post on social media!