Thursday, July 17, 2008

somebody has noticed that Halifax is dog friendly!!

The local newspaper "Metro Halifax" has an article in it by Jamie Patterson where he talks about all the local festivals going on - it's called "Around the World here in Halifax" - and he's got a paragraph in there about how dog friendly Halifax has become!

He says:

On Saturday, Club Cal­iente tried to teach some old dogs some new tricks with salsa dancing lessons late into the night.

Speaking of dogs, when did Halifax become such a dog-friendly city? Everyone seemed to be on the end of a leash, and it was great to see many businesses opening their doors for dogs with pet bowls outside and signs in the window welcoming the canine crew.

Now if I could only find a pub that would let me bring in Dexter the Wonder Wheaton …

Now is that neat or what?

Even normal people (ie people who aren't absolutely obsessed with their 4 legged companion canine animals) are starting to notice that our fair Municipality is a great place to own a dog in!


  1. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Halifax is more friendly to dogs than say, Sydney, but we have a long way to go to catch up to places like Vancouver. I was in Vancouver for the first time last month and I was absolutely floored over how dog friendly that city is. Every park I went to had low fountains for dogs to drink from. My hotel had two resident Labradors! The city itself has 31 (yes THIRTY ONE) off-leash areas, some with waterfront access!

    -Marc and Jenny

  2. I am green with envy! PEI has a long way to go towards being dog friendly!
    The only place I have seen even remotely friendly, is Kent's Building Supply store- they have a "watering station" outside.
    And the Petro-Can near our house - we always take our dogs inside! (they asked us to!)