DOG FRIENDLY PLACES & SERVICES
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Click on the province or state. Then click on the city. You will get a list of dog parks in alphabetical order. Each dog park listing has address, opening hours, whether it has benches, poop bag dispensers, and parking and a description (on/off leash area, wooded or field, lake/river, etc.)
Pet Friendly website
To find the location of local dog parks, click on the "Dog Park" section, then click on the province, and finally scroll down to the city you are interested in. Each dog park listing has the address and a short description (on/off leash area, wooded or field, lake/river, etc.)
Click on the menu. Type the name of the city in the destination line, then click on "Activities ", then click on "Dog Parks" or "Dog Beaches" etc.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/patsaito/parklist.htm Mississauga dog park regulations
http://www3.sympatico.ca/patsaito/offleashmap.htm Mississauga off-leash parks map
http://www3.sympatico.ca/patsaito/leahfreehistory.htm Leash-free zones article
http://www.dog-play.com/dogpark.html About dog parks, what is a dog park?
http://www.inch.com/~dogs/runs.html How to establish a successful dog park in your community
"Dog Park Etiquette: Rules to Help Dogs Get Along" By Dr. Sophia Yin
To download the free poster on Dog Park Etiquette just go to https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/dog-park-etiquette-rules/
Listing of wading pools and other swimming places in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Rules may change from year to year.
A list of websites with useful information on travelling with your pet:
"PetTravel.com - Worldwide travel resource for pets"
The website has information on airline pet policies ("Live animal in-cabin, checked baggage & cargo services for over 180 airlines"), pet passports ("Import requirements for over 240 countries"), pet friendly hotels ("Over 35,000 pet friendly hotels, parks, restaurants and stores worldwide"), pet travel information ("Exactly what you need to know about pet travel"), pet travel store ("Everything your pet will
need to travel"), and pet travel transport ("We can help you when you are not traveling with your pet. Find out how").
Search for 'Travelling with your pet' and you will find lots of helpful hints. Or search for 'pet friendly hotels', etc.
Search for 'Travelling with your pet '. The website has lots of informative articles. Here are some examples: "How to Prepare a Dog for Air Travel", "How to Travel with Your Pets", "How to Handle Holiday Travel with Your Pet", etc.
Government of Canada website
Search for 'Traveling with your pet' to find out about government regulations for travelling with your pet.
The book "Traveling With Your Pet" is a great resource. Their website gives you a short summary of the book along with great travel tips for travelling "By Road", "By Air", "Across the Border", "Camping and Hiking", etc.
Some of the subheadings are hotels/lodging, dog parks, pet travel tips, etc. The hotels/lodging and dog parks sections are divided into provinces. For example, to find out where dog parks are in Ottawa, just click on "Dog Park" section, then click on "Ontario", and then scroll down to Ottawa.
"Many pet parents will include their canine companions in their summer vacation plans this year"
In addition to the above links, check out the following articles in our newsletters:
Flying With Your Pet - http://www.responsibledogowners.ca/newsletters.html (Fall 2017)
Flying With a Larger Dog - http://www.responsibledogowners.ca/newsletters.html (Winter 2017)
Travelling in the Car With Your Dog - http://www.responsibledogowners.ca/newsletter-summer2017.html
Last updated February 2018
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