Thursday, May 19, 2011
Halifax Dog Friendly Downtown's Time has come
A whole bunch of businesses have realized that dog owner's really do love their dogs - and they love to spend money and be with their dogs at the same time - so they've banded together and made their businesses pet friendly - and put up logos on their doors - they have special events for pet owners - and fun stuff like that.
They have a blog at http://dogfriendlydowntown.blogspot.com/ and right now they're having a scavenger photo hunt for pet owners to bring them into the member businesses. Doesn't that sound like fun?
When I went to the blog it struck me - the number of businesses that they have participating doesn't sound like too many more than I have listed on my website as being dog friendly JUST in downtown Halifax - NOT including everywhere else in HRM. Altogether - there's over 150 resources and dog friendly listings on the Charlie loves Halifax site now - and there's TWENTY-SEVEN dog friendly stores in the downtown core of Halifax.
The Saratoga Dogfriendly downtown Association has thirty six participants.
I'd say that Halifax is doing pretty good as a dog friendly destination.
If those businesses got together and actually catered to the dog owners that they're attracting to their stores - they could actually make a lot more money - and we dog owners would have a lot more access to fabulous services - and be spending more time with our chosen life companions.
I think we need to do some thinking.....