7 Places That Need To Be More Dog Friendly And Why - World of Angus

7 Places That Need To Be More Dog Friendly And Why

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We may never live to see a day where the world is 100% dog friendly, but we sure can try! 

Here are 7 places that need to be more dog friendly and why. 

1. Hiking Trails

We are at a point in our mother-puppin lives where we know how to be good citizens of the world. We know how to pick up after ourselves, respect others, and treat our environment with kindness and care. But for some unknown reason, we still can't enjoy a simple hike with our dogs. 

If more hiking trails were dog friendly, we would have more healthy people and dogs. Unfortunately, most dog friendly trails are a drive away from town, compared to the local "no dog zones." Having to get in a car is a deterrent enough for most pet parents to not take their dogs hiking. 

Dogs came from nature and have every right to enjoy it!

2. Beaches

THE WATER WILL NOT BE ANY MORE OR LESS DIRTY IF OUR DOGS SWIM IN IT! Why don't people understand this?

The lake or ocean you are swimming in is filled with all sorts of lovely bacteria, that you are choosing to expose your body to. My dog's germs are not going to cause you any harm. 

If it's poorly behaved dogs you're worried about, we understand. But there are more good owners out there than bad! We will pick up the poop, we promise. Just let us get our dogs in the water to cool off, please!

3. Patios

We are fortunate to have dog friendly patios, and we aren't trying to be greedy, but there aren't enough out there. Larger cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Halifax are teaming with dog friendly patios, because it's super cool and trendy and everyone has dogs, but smaller towns are seriously lacking in places to chill with your pup.

Why is it too much to ask that I enjoy a nice latte while my dog lounges at my feet? By not allowing dogs to sit on your patio, you are turning away a lot of solid business!

Psst. We'll bring our friends!

4. Shopping Centres

Yes, dog parents have to run errands to, just like regular moms and dads. The main difference is the fact that we can't take our screaming child everywhere with us. 

Sometimes, leaving the dog at home isn't an option, and we all know what happens to dogs in hot cars. Providing dog friendly shopping spaces makes the lives of dog parents much easier. Even offering a doggy parking station is a bigger help than most people would think. 

If we can have the chance to shop longer, we will. We just aren't willing to risk our dogs health or happiness for it. 

5. Public Transit

Not everyone owns a car. It's a strange concept, we know, but not everyone has a running vehicle. Not even dog parents. This means that, if you have a dog but do not have a car, you are hoofing it everywhere you go.

Some months of the year, it's not so bad, and you might actually appreciate the exercise, but other months are just plain awful. As Canadians, we understand "weather extremes," and wouldn't wish walking in freezing rain upon our worst enemies. 

So, save a life. Make public transit pet-friendly. 

6. Office Spaces

If you are paying for your office space, then you should by all means be able to bring your dog! It's your damn office.

In today's world, "office pets" are growing more popular, and we are loving it. But more companies need to catch onto the trend! Rentable office spaces, corporate offices, and community spaces could benefit greatly from being pet friendly. 

Did you know, petting a dog actually reduces anxiety and stress? Pet friendly offices would have seriously reduced sick days and leaves of absences. Who wouldn't go to work if there was a fluffy dog waiting to greet them?! 

7. Housing 

Why is this still a thing? Why are we STILL asking for pet friendly housing in a world where over 50% of the population has pets?

That means that half of the world, or more, is currently struggling with these outdated laws. Yes, pets can cause damage. But so can children, and we don't see many landlords banning them!

You would think the correct solution to this would be buying your own place, but even that doesn't always help. Many building complexes don't allow pets of any kind. You can't even do what you want in your own house!

Having animals is a privilege that we take very seriously. Please stop making it difficult for us to provide for them. 

Angus Off Leash


Alyssa Castle
Alyssa Castle

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Alyssa Lynn Castle is a certified crazy dog lady, who spends most of her days exploring with her two fur kids. She is a bully breed advocate, and a firm believer in the phrase "Adopt! Don't Shop." You can check out photos of her adorable pups and their adventures on their Instagram account @mortthepitbull



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