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 Victoria:

  1. A Pet’s Life (2019 Cadboro Bay Road)
  2. Aaronson’s Pharmacy (1711 Cook Street)
  3. Abkhazi Garden (Fairfield)
  4. Aloyd Fitness (#7 – 415 Dunedin Avenue)
  5. Ark At Home Fireplace Shop (#6 – 1950 Government Street)
  6. ArtBox Printing (2504 Douglas Street)
  7. Artina’s Jewellery (1002 Government Street)
  8. Artist Salon (753 Yates)
  9. ArtSEE Eyewear (Oak Bay Ave)
  10. Atmosphere (Douglas Street, Cloverdale Ave, Hillside Mall) – apparently big dogs must ride in a cart
  11. Audi Victoria (1101 Yates Street)
  12. Aurea Fashion Boutique (614 Johnson  Street)
  13. Aveda Institute/Paul da Costa Salon (1402 Douglas Street)
  14. Bay Street Castle Building Centre (220 Bay Street)
  15. Bayside Press – have an office dog, as well (412 John Street)
  16. BC Smoke Shop (2624 Quadra Street)
  17. Beacon Hill Petting Zoo (not inside the goat area)
  18. Bed, Bath & Beyond – dogs must be carried or put in a shopping cart (Finlayson Ave)
  19. Best Buy (Uptown Mall)
  20. Black Ball Coho ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles (pet friendly in their main lounge and observation deck, and all outside decks)
  21. Black Goat Cashmere (1008 Government Street)
  22. Bloom Health Clinic – Acupuncture and TCM (Oak Bay Village)
  23. BMO Bank of Montreal (2219 Oak Bay Avenue)
  24. BMO Bank of Montreal (Pear and Shelbourne)
  25. Bolen Books (Hillside Mall)
  26. Book King Software (#103 – 415 Gorge Road East)
  27. Bosley’s (all locations)
  28. Breathe Athletica (Fort Street)
  29. Campus Honda (506 Finlayson Street)
  30. Canadian Tire (Admirals Road, Douglas Street & Hillside Mall locations)
  31. Capital Iron (Store Street)
  32. Cascadia Liquor Stores (Quadra Village and Uptown)
  33. Cask & Keg Liquor Store – please be cautious if your dog has a big, sweeping tail. Lots of breakables. (852 Esquimalt Road)
  34. Castle Hardware (1720 Cook Street)
  35. CEV Store (940 View Street)
  36. Chapter’s (Douglas Street)
  37. Charmaine’s Past and Present (1083 Fort Street)
  38. Chintz & Company (1720 Store Street)
  39. CIBC (Shelbourne Street and Hillside Centre locations)
  40. Cloverdale Paint (1616 Cedar Hill X Road & 555 Ardersier Road)
  41. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  42. Coast Life and Style (#115 – 2187 Oak Bay Avenue)
  43. Coastline Surf & Sport (1417 Broad Street)
  44. Coca Cola Head Office (105-765 Vanalman Avenue)
  45. Complete Residential Property Management (3267 Tennyson Road)
  46. Cook Culture (1317 Blanshard Street)
  47. Cook Street Castle Hardware (Cook near Caledonia)
  48. Cook Street Liquor Store (230 Cook Street)
  49. Cork & Barrel Spirits Liquor Store (2187 Oak Bay Ave)
  50. Creative Bliss (1032 Fort Street)
  51. Crescendo for Hair (1001 Douglas Street)
  52. Cridge Family Pharmacy (641 Fort Street)
  53. Curious Comics
  54. Custom Stamp & Engraving (163 Langford Street)
  55. Dales Gallery & Framing Studio (Chinatown, 537 Fisgard)
  56. Decora Tile (3205 Quadra Street)
  57. Design District Studio (1826 Government Street)
  58. Dial-A-Geek & Sneakers Computers (880C Esquimalt Road)
  59. DM & Company (535 Yates Street)
  60. Duchess & Duke (Government Street)
  61. EB Computers (1827 Fairfield Road)
  62. Eddie Bauer (Government Street)
  63. Ellswear Dance & Activewear (3180 Harriet Road)
  64. Epic Games & More (2612 Quadra Street)
  65. Esquimalt Trading Ltd. (897 Esquimalt Road)
  66. First Priority Service Contractors (404 Treebank Rd East)
  67. Flavour/Decade (#113 – 3500 Uptown Blvd)
  68. Flavour Vintage (581 Johnson Street)
  69. Flight Centre Uptown (135- 3551 Uptown Boulevard)
  70. Footloose Shoes (637 Fort Street)
  71. Fotoprint (975 Pandora Ave)
  72. Four Mile Liquor Store (#101 – 1505 Admirals Road)
  73. Free Spirit Botanicals (549 Johnson Street)
  74. Freedom Kilts (1919 Fernwood Road)
  75. Fresh Hair Design Inc. (1465 Hampshire Road)
  76. Frontrunners (Vancouver Street)
  77. Full Circle Studio Arts (1800 Store Street)
  78. Furever Clean Self Serve Dog Wash (602b Esquimalt Road))
  79. Gap (1319 Government Street)
  80. Gala Fabrics (1483 Douglas Street)
  81. Gallery Salon – there is also a fenced in patio if your dog prefers to wait outside (1030 Yates Street)
  82. Gardenworks (Blenkinsop and Oak Bay Ave)
  83. Gaslight Heat Services (3376 Burns Ave)
  84. Gazzola Tile (1625 Quadra Street)
  85. General Paint (4099 Shelbourned Street)
  86. Glass-Smith & Company (3311 Tennyson Ave)
  87. The Good Planet Company (764 Fort Street)
  88. Good Things Consignment (1841 Oak Bay Ave)
  89. Gorge Point Pub Liquor Store
  90. Gorge Video
  91. Graham Kia (2620 Government Street)
  92. Great Canadian Dollar Store (James Bay)
  93. Harbord Insurance
  94. Harris Green Liquor Express (930 View Street)
  95. Heart Pharmacy (all locations – Finnerty Rd, Shelbourne St & Cadboro Bay Rd)
  96. Heart & Sole Shoes (1023 Fort Street)
  97. Heartwood Boutique (1322 Broad Street)
  98. Hillside Liquor Store
  99. Hillside Mall (only the mall itself, many stores within the mall are not dog friendly)
  100. Hive Hair Salon (714 Cormorant Street)
  101. Home Hardware (Oak Bay Ave, Burnside Road)
  102. HomeSense (beside the Designer Shoe Warehouse on Blanshard Street)
  103. Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (505 Quayle Road)
  104. Hourigans Flooring (477 Boleskine Road)
  105. HSBC Bank Canada (869 Douglas Street)
  106. Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers (2640 Douglas Street)
  107. Hudson Yoga
  108. IBEW Local 230 (#103 – 2823 Jacklin Road)
  109. Illuminations Lighting (601 Boleskine Road)
  110. Island Blue (905 Fort Street)
  111. Island BMW Motorrad (735 Cloverdale)
  112. Ivy’s Bookshop (Oak Bay Avenue)
  113. Jeni Mack (574 Johnson Street)
  114. Jennings Florists (2508 Estevan Ave)
  115. Jim Pattison Toyota/Lexus (3050 Douglas Street, entrance to service is on Burnside Road)
  116. Kay’s Korner (337 Cook Street)
  117. Kenmar Flower Farm (1490 Burnside Road West)
  118. Kirby’s Source For Sports (894 Cloverdale Avenue)
  119. Liquor Depot (across from Wal-Mart, next to Boston Pizza)
  120. Liquor Express (Tillicum Mall & Esquimalt locations)
  121. Liquor Plus – all locations (Saanich Centre @ Quadra & McKenzie, Royal Oak Shopping Centre by Country Grocer, 2915 Douglas Street @ Topaz by Wheaton GM and in Cobble Hill Shopping Centre by Country Grocer)
  122. Liquor Store (Gorge Road, next to Heckler’s)
  123. Liquor Store (Tillicum Mall, privately owned)
  124. Loki Tiling (3164 Gamma Street)
  125. Lowe’s (Tillicum Road)
  126. Lululemon
  127. Lumberworld (Quadra Street @ Reynolds)
  128. Lunds Auction House (Fort Street)
  129. Mark’s Work Wear World
  130. Maude Hunters Liquor Store (Shelbourne Street)
  131. Mayfair Optometric Clinic (3196 Douglas Street)
  132. McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson Law Corporation (#420 – 880 Douglas Street)
  133. McMullen Mechanical (5390 Spartan Road)
  134. Michael’s (Uptown Mall)
  135. Moksha Yoga (Fort Street)
  136. Monk Office Supply (all locations)
  137. Monkey Tree Liquor Store (4025 Borden Street)
  138. Mother Computers (3551 Ravine Way in the Saanich Plaza)
  139. Mynx Boutique (Uptown Mall)
  140. Munro’s Books
  141. New Balance (Government Street)
  142. Nezza Naturals (Johnson Street)
  143. North Park Bike Shop (1725 Quadra Street)
  144. Oak Bay Bicycles (1990 Oak Bay Ave)
  145. Oak Bay Flower Shop (2187 Oak Bay Ave)
  146. Ocean River Sports
  147. Olive the Senses (Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street)
  148. Optiks International (Uptown Mall)
  149. Opus Framing & Art Supplies (512 Herald Street)
  150. Oscar & Libby’s (795 Fort Street)
  151. Pacific Mazda (1060 Yates Street)
  152. Pain Free Tax & Bookkeeping (in Saanich near Uptown Mall)
  153. Paradise Boutique (613 Johnson Street)
  154. Patagonia (downtown)
  155. Paul da Costa Salon/Aveda Institute (1402 Douglas Street)
  156. Paws on Cook (359 Cook Street)
  157. Pedego Electric Bikes (2039 Oak Bay Ave)
  158. Performance Bicycles (3949 Quadra Street)
  159. Pet Supply Stores (all are dog friendly to my knowledge)
  160. Pharmasave (Cook Street)
  161. Pharmasave (Esquimalt Plaza)
  162. Pharmasave (230 Menzies Street)
  163. Pharmasave (2200 Oak Bay Ave)
  164. Pick-A-Flic (Cook Street Village)
  165. Pier 1 (Finlayson Ave)
  166. Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 324 (919 Esquimalt Road)
  167. Rain Bird Boutique (240 Cook Street)
  168. Red Art Gallery (2249 Oak Bay Avenue)
  169. Relax the Back (774 Spruce Avenue)
  170. ReStore – Habitat for Humanity (3311 Oak Street)
  171. Rexall (Cook Street Village)
  172. Roberta’s Hats (1318 Government Street)
  173. Robinson’s Outdoor Store (Broad Street)
  174. Rosie’s Cold Beer & Wine (3020 Blanshard Street, under Redds Pub)
  175. Royal Bank (all locations)
  176. Running Room (1008 Douglas Street)
  177. Russell’s Books
  178. ScotiaBank (Douglas & Yates)
  179. ScotiaBank (Hillside & Douglas)
  180. ScotiaBank (Oak Bay Ave)
  181. The Shieling Gifts (3849 Cadboro Bay Road)
  182. Sitka, clothing side only (1219 Government Street)
  183. Sneakers Computers & Dial-A-Geek (880C Esquimalt Road)
  184. The Soap Exchange (Hillside & Cedar Hill)
  185. Sorensen Books (1027 Cook Street)
  186. Sparrow Salon and Spa (#100-1011 Fort Street)
  187. Spinnakers Liquor Store (James Bay Square)
  188. Sport Chek (805 Cloverdale Ave)
  189. Sport Chek (1644 Hillside Ave)
  190. Sports Traders
  191. Stampers (2630B Quadra Street)
  192. Staples (please check with customer service to verify before going in)
  193. Starline Windows (477 Boleskine Road)
  194. Stephen Fortner Goldsmith (1490 West Burnside Rd)
  195. Stewart Johnston Law Corporation (1521 Amelia Street)
  196. Still Life For Him & For Her (550 & 560 Johnson Street)
  197. Susan James Store – adult products and lingerie, adults 18+ only (942 Hillside Avenue)
  198. Sweet Delights (Oak Bay Ave)
  199. TD Bank (Fairfield Plaza)
  200. TD Bank (Fort and Douglas)
  201. TD Bank (Millstream Village)
  202. TD Bank (Tillicum)
  203. The Mac Pros (2030 Douglas Street)
  204. The Thirsty Vintner (4071 Shelbourne Street)
  205. Three Point Motors (2546 Government Street)
  206. Thunderbird Insurance Brokers (1032 Yates Street)
  207. Tile Town (3098 Nanaimo Street)
  208. Timeless Toys (Oak Bay)
  209. Tonic Jewelry (Market Square on Johnson)
  210. Topliss Law Group (1931 Lee Avenue)
  211. Town and Country Insurance (Uptown Mall, on the  roof next to Moore’s clothing)
  212. Triple Spiral Metaphysical Gifts (Fan Tan Alley)
  213. United Floors (3335C Oak Street)
  214. Upstairs Hair Salon (4088 Shelbourne Street)
  215. Urban Barn (Uptown Mall)
  216. Urbana Kitchens (1745 Blanshard Street)
  217. Vancity Credit Union (752 Fort Street)
  218. Vessel Liquor (1609 Fort Street)
  219. Victoria City Hall (1 Centennial Square)
  220. Victoria Compounding Pharmacy (1089 Fort Street)
  221. Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street) – they even ask that you bring your dog by the office for a visit.
  222. Virtual Sun Tanning Salon (Saanich Plaza)
  223. Volkswagen Victoria (3329 Douglas Street)
  224. Wes-Tech Irrigation Supply (625 Alpha Street)
  225. Western Financial Group (2950 Douglas Street)
  226. Whirled Arts (#105 – 3 Fan Tan Alley)
  227. Wild Birds Unlimited (Shelbourne Plaza)
  228. Wilk Stove Ltd. (160 Burnside Rd)
  229. WIN – Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative (1803 Cook Street)
  230. Zydeco Gifts (565 Johnson Street)
  231. A Stable Way of Life (Mattick’s Farm)
  232. ArtSEE Eye Wear (Royal Oak Drive)
  233. Bank of Montreal (4470 West Saanich Road)
  234. BCAA (Broadmead Village)
  235. Bosley’s (West Saanich Road)
  236. Canadian Tire (Broadmead Village)
  237. Cannor Nursery (beside the Howard Johnson Hotel)
  238. Christie Phoenix Insurance (#101 – 4430 West Saanich Road)
  239. CIBC (Broadmead)
  240. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  241. Dig This (Broadmead Village)
  242. Eclectic Vape (#205 – 4500 West Saanich Road)
  243. Flower Affairs Florist (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  244. Hang & Play Video Games (4592 West Saanich Road)
  245. Heirloom Linens (Broadmead Village)
  246. Liquor Plus (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  247. Mark’s Work Wearhouse (Broadmead Village)
  248. Matticks Farm (5325 Cordova Bay Road)
  249. Monk Office Supply (4430 West Saanich Road)
  250. Pacific Telephone/Bell Mobility (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  251. Penna & Company Kitchen & Giftwares (Broadmead Village)
  252. Pets West (Broadmead Village)
  253. Royal Bank (Broadmead Village)
  254. Running Room (Broadmead Village)
  255. Save-on-Gas
  256. Scotiabank (5116 Cordova Bay Road)
  257. Suzanne’s & Jenny’s (Broadmead Village)
  258. TD Bank (Broadmead)
  259. Timeless Toys (Broadmead)
  260. True Boutique (Broadmead Village)
  261. Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre (4660 Elk Lake Drive)

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