Dog Friendly Guide to Vancouver

Dog owners moving to Vancouver are in for a real treat as are their well-loved pets. Vancouver is known for its temperate climate that encourages people to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer. Fortunately for Vancouver residents it is not necessary to leave your dog at home. All dog owners know how important it is for dogs to get regular exercise and have opportunities to socialize with other dogs. 

Families with two working adults understand how essential it is to tire a dog out on a regular basis (especially if the pet is left at home during the day). Everyone knows that a tired dog doesn’t get into mischief when no one is at home, damaging furniture, chewing up shoes or other bad behaviour.

For dog owners, Vancouver is known for:

  • 178 off leash parks
  • 51 parks with fences and enclosures
  • 14 fully fenced and gated locations exclusively for small dogs
  • 40 parks with beach/water access for dogs to swim
  • 53 parks with off leash trails for hiking

If a dog owner wants to explore Whistler Village, the area has numerous restaurants and hotels that welcome your furry friend. In addition, the area abounds with dog sitters and daily dog daycare if you decide you want to explore the area on your own.

Finally, dogs are welcome on the top deck of BC ferries if you choose to venture further afield to see more of the beautiful sights that BC has to offer.

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All in all, Vancouver is a great lifestyle choice for families with a dog. For more information about moving to this wonderful location, contact Premiere Van Lines Van Lines Vancouver at 604-530-2221 or 1-877-671-6683.

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