As the temperatures rise, so does the risk of a dog overheating when left alone in a car – even 10 minutes could prove fatal.

Of course we all love our canine companions and want them to accompany us on our adventures whenever we go out – after all, who can resist that cute puppy face that’s always ready for a walk!

Luckily, Victoria is full of stores and businesses that love having dogs around, so you won’t have to leave them at home or in your car. Darcie Jennings of CommuniCanine has compiled a comprehensive list of where you can take your fur babies on outings.

Here’s a list of dog-friendly businesses in the West Shore:

  1. Aloyd Fitness Equipment (880 Attree Avenue)
  2. Atmosphere (Westshore)
  3. Bosley’s
  4. The Brick (2945 Jacklin Road)
  5. Canadian Tire
  6. Cap-it Victoria (#106-2374 Millstream Road)
  7. Capital Iron (975 Langford Parkway)
  8. Cascadia Liquor Store (Langford Parkway & Hatley Park Plaza locations)
  9. CEV Store (#102 – 751 Goldstream Ave)
  10. CIBC (2945 Jacklin Road)
  11. City of Langford City Hall (877 Goldstream Avenue)
  12. Cloverdale Paint (1057 Langford Parkway)
  13. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  14. Danielle’s Paint-Your-Own-Pottery (#129 – 735 Goldstream Ave)
  15. Dial-A-Geek & Sneakers Computers (847 Goldstream Avenue)
  16. Dollar Tree – only dogs that can be carried in your arms (Millstream Market)
  17. Everything Wine (Millstream)
  18. Fennels RV Repair (1612 Island Hwy)
  19. Frontrunners (755 Goldstream Ave)
  20. Galaxy Motors (1772 Old Island Hwy)
  21. GardenWorks (Old Island Highway)
  22. Goldstream Bicycles (694 Goldstream Ave)
  23. Growlies Pet Foods (2871 Jacklin Road)
  24. Home Hardware (Sooke)
  25. JB’s Colwood Langford Auto Supply (895 Goldstream Ave)
  26. KMS Tools & Equipment (1652 Island Highway)
  27. Lee Valley Tools (314 Wale Road)
  28. Liquor Planet (Langford)
  29. Mark’s Work Wearhouse (Westshore Town Centre)
  30. Penelopes Bookstop – they have a store dog, so make sure yours is dog friendly! (6 Mile Market at 1610 Old Island Hwy)
  31. Pet Supply Stores (all are dog friendly to my knowledge)
  32. Pharmasave (2401 Millstream Road)
  33. Pier 1 Imports (#117 – 2401C Millstream Road)
  34. Quilts Etc. *dogs must be brought in through street entrance* (Westshore Mall)
  35. ReStore – Habitat for Humanity (849 Orono Ave)
  36. Richlock Rentals (2994 Jacklin Road)
  37. Rona (Langford Parkway)
  38. Royal Bank (all locations – Colwood Corners, Westshore Mall, etc.)
  39. Running Room (Millstream Village)
  40. Saunders Subaru (1784 Island Hwy)
  41. Savage Cycles (2956 West Shore Parkway)
  42. Slegg Lumber (Sooke Road)
  43. Sneakers Computers & Dial-A-Geek (847 Goldstream Road)
  44. Sooke Fax & Copy Centre (6649 Sooke Rd)
  45. Sport Chek Westshore Village (#109 – 2955 Phipps Road)
  46. Staples – check with customer service to verify before going in
  47. Stokes Kitchen (Millstream Village)
  48. This N That Smoking Deals (#106 – 6596 Sooke Rd)
  49. Travel Centre (in Westshore Centre)
  50. Two Thumbs Up Video (778 Goldstream Ave near Western Foods)
  51. Valhalla Pure Outfitters (2401 Millstream Road, Millstream Village)
  52. Vancity Credit Union (800 Kelly Road)
  53. Visions Electronics (2401 Millstream Road)
  54. Waterwheel Liquor Store (2778 Peatt Road)
  55. Westshore Music Academy (#134 – 1039 Langford Parkway)
  56. Westshore Spring & 4X4 (1652 C Island Hwy)
  57. Westside Instaprint (2811 Jacklin Road)
  58. WildPlay Element Parks Victoria – dogs must be leashed (1767 Island Hwy)

Know or own a business that also welcomes pets? Let us know in the comments below!

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