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Well, it’s that time of year again when it’s just too hot to safely leave your dogs in the car, even with the windows rolled down.

Lucky for us, many businesses in Greater Victoria are dog friendly.  So if you must take your dog with you, be sure to check out this list created  and shop at stores where your dog is allowed to come in with you rather than leaving them in the car.

Although these stores may be dog friendly, some of their shoppers may not be. Be courteous and respectful and keep your dog on a leash beside you and under control at all times. If your dog goes to the bathroom in the store, it is your responsibility to clean it up. Let’s do what we can to maintain the privilege of taking our dogs to these places with us.


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  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. Artina’s Jewellery (1002 Government Street)
  6. Artist Salon (753 Yates)
  7. ArtSEE Eyewear (Oak Bay Ave)
  8. Aveda Institute/Paul da Costa Salon (1402 Douglas Street)
  9. Bay Street Castle Building Centre (220 Bay Street)
  10. Bayside Press – have an office dog, as well (412 John Street)
  11. BC Liquor Store (Oak Bay, next to Safeway)
  12. BC Liquor Store (Blanshard)
  13. BC Liquor Store (Broadmead)
  14. BC Smoke Shop (2624 Quadra Street)
  15. Beacon Hill Petting Zoo (not inside the goat area)
  16. Bed, Bath & Beyond – dogs must be carried or put in a shopping cart (Finlayson Ave)
  17. Best Buy (Uptown Mall)
  18. Black Ball Coho ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles (pet friendly in their main lounge and observation deck, and all outside decks)
  19. Bloom Health Clinic – Acupuncture and TCM (Oak Bay Village)
  20. BMO Bank of Montreal (2219 Oak Bay Avenue)
  21. Book King Software (#103 – 415 Gorge Road East)
  22. Bosley’s (all locations)
  23. Breathe Athletica (Fort Street)
  24. Campus Honda (506 Finlayson Street)
  25. Canadian Tire (Admirals Road & Douglas Street locaitons)
  26. Capital Iron (Store Street)
  27. Cascadia Liquor Stores (Quadra Village and Uptown)
  28. Cask & Keg Liquor Store – please be cautious if your dog has a big, sweeping tail. Lots of breakables. (852 Esquimalt Road)
  29. Castle Hardware (1720 Cook Street)
  30. CEV Store (940 View Street)
  31. Chapter’s (Douglas Street)
  32. Chintz & Company (1720 Store Street)
  33. CIBC (Shelbourne Street and Hillside Centre locations)
  34. Cloverdale Paint (1616 Cedar Hill X Road & 555 Ardersier Road)
  35. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  36. Coast Life and Style (#115 – 2187 Oak Bay Avenue)
  37. Coastline Surf & Sport (1417 Broad Street)
  38. Coca Cola Head Office (105-765 Vanalman Avenue)
  39. Complete Residential Property Management (3267 Tennyson Road)
  40. Cook Culture (1317 Blanshard Street)
  41. Cook Street Castle Hardware (Cook near Caledonia)
  42. Creative Bliss (1032 Fort Street)
  43. Crescendo for Hair (1001 Douglas Street)
  44. Cridge Family Pharmacy (641 Fort Street)
  45. Curious Comics
  46. Decora Tile (3205 Quadra Street)
  47. Dial-A-Geek & Sneakers Computers (880C Esquimalt Road)
  48. DM & Company (535 Yates Street)
  49. Design District Studio (1826 Government Street)
  50. Eddie Bauer (Government Street)
  51. Ellswear Dance & Activewear (3180 Harriet Road)
  52. Esquimalt Trading Ltd. (897 Esquimalt Road)
  53. Flavour/Decade (#113 – 3500 Uptown Blvd)
  54. Flavour Vintage (581 Johnson Street)
  55. Footloose Shoes (637 Fort Street)
  56. Fotoprint (975 Pandora Ave)
  57. Four Mile Liquor Store (#101 – 1505 Admirals Road)
  58. Free Spirit Botanicals (549 Johnson Street)
  59. Freedom Kilts (1919 Fernwood Road)
  60. Fresh Hair Design Inc. (1465 Hampshire Road)
  61. Frontrunners (Vancouver Street)
  62. Gap (1319 Government Street)
  63. Gala Fabrics (1483 Douglas Street)
  64. Gallery Salon – there is also a fenced in patio if your dog prefers to wait outside (1030 Yates Street)
  65. Gardenworks (Blenkinsop and Oak Bay Ave)
  66. Gaslight Heat Services (3376 Burns Ave)
  67. Gazzola Tile (1625 Quadra Street)
  68. General Paint (4099 Shelbourned Street)
  69. Glass-Smith & Company (3311 Tennyson Ave)
  70. The Good Planet Company (764 Fort Street)
  71. Gorge Point Pub Liquor Store
  72. Gorge Video
  73. Graham Kia (2620 Government Street)
  74. Great Canadian Dollar Store (James Bay)
  75. Harbord Insurance
  76. Harris Green Liquor Express (930 View Street)
  77. Heart Pharmacy (all locations – Finnerty Rd, Shelbourne St & Cadboro Bay Rd)
  78. Heart & Sole Shoes (1023 Fort Street)
  79. Heartwood Boutique (1322 Broad Street)
  80. Hillside Liquor Store
  81. Hive Hair Salon (714 Cormorant Street)
  82. Home Hardware (Oak Bay Ave, Burnside Road)
  83. HomeSense (beside the Designer Shoe Warehouse on Blanshard Street)
  84. Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (505 Quayle Road)
  85. HSBC Bank Canada (869 Douglas Street)
  86. Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers (2640 Douglas Street)
  87. Hudson Yoga
  88. IBEW Local 230 (#103 – 2823 Jacklin Road)
  89. Illuminations Lighting (601 Boleskine Road)
  90. Island Blue (905 Fort Street)
  91. Island BMW Motorrad (735 Cloverdale)
  92. Ivy’s Bookshop (Oak Bay Avenue)
  93. Jim Pattison Toyota/Lexus (3050 Douglas Street, entrance to service is on Burnside Road)
  94. Kay’s Korner (337 Cook Street)
  95. Kenmar Flower Farm (1490 Burnside Road West)
  96. Liquor Depot (across from Wal-Mart, next to Boston Pizza)
  97. Liquor Express (Tillicum Mall & Esquimalt locations)
  98. 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)
  99. Liquor Store (Gorge Road, next to Heckler’s)
  100. Liquor Store (Tillicum Mall, privately owned)
  101. Loki Tiling (3164 Gamma Street)
  102. Lululemon
  103. Lumberworld (Quadra Street @ Reynolds)
  104. Lunds Auction House (Fort Street)
  105. Mark’s Work Wear World
  106. Maude Hunters Liquor Store (Shelbourne Street)
  107. Mayfair Optometric Clinic (3196 Douglas Street)
  108. McMullen Mechanical (5390 Spartan Road)
  109. Moksha Yoga (Fort Street)
  110. Monk Office Supply (all locations)
  111. Monkey Tree Liquor Store (4025 Borden Street)
  112. Mother Computers (3551 Ravine Way in the Saanich Plaza)
  113. Mynx Boutique (Uptown Mall)
  114. Munro’s Books
  115. New Balance (Government Street)
  116. North Park Bike Shop (1725 Quadra Street)
  117. Ocean River Sports
  118. Olive the Senses (Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street)
  119. Optiks International (Uptown Mall)
  120. Opus Framing & Art Supplies (512 Herald Street)
  121. Oscar & Libby’s (795 Fort Street)
  122. Pacific Mazda (1060 Yates Street)
  123. Pain Free Tax & Bookkeeping (in Saanich near Uptown Mall)
  124. Paradise Boutique (613 Johnson Street)
  125. Paul da Costa Salon/Aveda Institute (1402 Douglas Street)
  126. Pedego Electric Bikes (2039 Oak Bay Ave)
  127. Performance Bicycles (3949 Quadra Street)
  128. Pet Supply Stores (all are dog friendly to my knowledge)
  129. Pharmasave (Esquimalt Plaza)
  130. Pharmasave (2200 Oak Bay Ave)
  131. Pick-A-Flic (Cook Street Village)
  132. Pier 1 (Finlayson Ave)
  133. Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 324 (919 Esquimalt Road)
  134. Red Art Gallery (2249 Oak Bay Avenue)
  135. ReStore – Habitat for Humanity (3311 Oak Street)
  136. Roberta’s Hats (1318 Government Street)
  137. Robinson’s Outdoor Store (Broad Street)
  138. Rosie’s Cold Beer & Wine (3020 Blanshard Street, under Redds Pub)
  139. Royal Bank (all locations)
  140. Running Room (1008 Douglas Street)
  141. Russell’s Books
  142. ScotiaBank (Douglas & Yates)
  143. ScotiaBank (Hillside & Douglas)
  144. ScotiaBank (Oak Bay Ave)
  145. The Shieling Gifts (3849 Cadboro Bay Road)
  146. Sitka, clothing side only (1219 Government Street)
  147. The Soap Exchange (Hillside & Cedar Hill)
  148. Sorensen Books (1027 Cook Street)
  149. Spinnakers Liquor Store (James Bay Square)
  150. Sport Chek (805 Cloverdale Ave)
  151. Sport Chek (1644 Hillside Ave)
  152. Sports Traders
  153. Stampers (2630B Quadra Street)
  154. Staples (please check with customer service to verify before going in)
  155. Starline Windows (477 Boleskine Road)
  156. Stephen Fortner Goldsmith (1490 West Burnside Rd)
  157. Still Life For Him & For Her (550 & 560 Johnson Street)
  158. Susan James Store – adult products and lingerie, adults 18+ only (942 Hillside Avenue)
  159. Sweet Delights (Oak Bay Ave)
  160. TD Bank (Fairfield Plaza)
  161. TD Bank (Fort and Douglas)
  162. TD Bank (Millstream Village)
  163. TD Bank (Tillicum)
  164. The Thirsty Vintner (4071 Shelbourne Street)
  165. Three Point Motors (2546 Government Street)
  166. Thunderbird Insurance Brokers (1032 Yates Street)
  167. Tile Town (3098 Nanaimo Street)
  168. Timeless Toys (Oak Bay)
  169. Tonic Jewelry (Market Square on Johnson)
  170. Topliss Law Group (1931 Lee Avenue)
  171. Town and Country Insurance (Uptown Mall, on the  roof next to Moore’s clothing)
  172. Triple Spiral Metaphysical Gifts (Fan Tan Alley)
  173. United Floors (3335C Oak Street)
  174. Upstairs Hair Salon (4088 Shelbourne Street)
  175. Urban Barn (Uptown Mall)
  176. Vancity Credit Union (752 Fort Street)
  177. Victoria City Hall (1 Centennial Square)
  178. Victoria Compounding Pharmacy (1089 Fort Street)
  179. Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street) – they even ask that you bring your dog by the office for a visit.
  180. Virtual Sun Tanning Salon (Saanich Plaza)
  181. Volkswagen Victoria (3329 Douglas Street)
  182. Wes-Tech Irrigation Supply (625 Alpha Street)
  183. Western Financial Group (2950 Douglas Street)
  184. Wild Birds Unlimited (Shelbourne Plaza)
  185. Wilk Stove Ltd. (160 Burnside Rd)
  186. WIN – Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative (1803 Cook Street)
  187. Zydeco Gifts (565 Johnson Street)
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  1. Aloyd Fitness Equipment (880 Attree Avenue)
  2. Best Buy (779 McCallum Drive)
  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. Cloverdale Paint (1057 Langford Parkway)
  12. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  13. Danielle’s Paint-Your-Own-Pottery (#129 – 735 Goldstream Ave)
  14. Dial-A-Geek & Sneakers Computers (847 Goldstream Avenue)
  15. Dollar Tree – only dogs that can be carried in your arms (Millstream Market)
  16. Everything Wine (Millstream)
  17. Frontrunners (755 Goldstream Ave)
  18. Galaxy Motors (1772 Old Island Hwy)
  19. GardenWorks (Old Island Highway)
  20. Goldstream Bicycles (694 Goldstream Ave)
  21. Home Hardware (Sooke)
  22. KMS Tools & Equipment (1652 Island Highway)
  23. Lee Valley Tools (314 Wale Road)
  24. Little Elf Garden Centre (1062 Goldstream Ave)
  25. Liquor Planet (Langford)
  26. Lynn’s Little Elf Garden Centre (1062 Goldstream Ave)
  27. Penelopes Bookstop – they have a store dog, so make sure yours is dog friendly! (6 Mile Market at 1610 Old Island Hwy)
  28. Pet Supply Stores (all are dog friendly to my knowledge)
  29. Pharmasave (2401 Millstream Road)
  30. Pier 1 Imports (#117 – 2401C Millstream Road)
  31. Princess Auto (Langford Parkway)
  32. Quilts Etc. *dogs must be brought in through street entrance* (Westshore Mall)
  33. ReStore – Habitat for Humanity (849 Orono Ave)
  34. Richlock Rentals (2994 Jacklin Road)
  35. Rona (Langford Parkway)
  36. Royal Bank (all locations – Colwood Corners, Westshore Mall, etc.)
  37. Running Room (Millstream Village)
  38. Saunders Subaru (1784 Island Hwy)
  39. Savage Cycles (2956 West Shore Parkway)
  40. Slegg Lumber (Sooke Road)
  41. Sneakers Computers & Dial-A-Geek (880C Esquimalt Road)
  42. Sooke Fax & Copy Centre (6649 Sooke Rd)
  43. Staples – check with customer service to verify before going in
  44. Stokes Kitchen (Millstream Village)
  45. This N That Smoking Deals (#106 – 6596 Sooke Rd)
  46. Travel Centre (in Westshore Centre)
  47. Two Thumbs Up Video (778 Goldstream Ave near Western Foods)
  48. Valhalla Pure Outfitters (2401 Millstream Road, Millstream Village)
  49. Vancity Credit Union (800 Kelly Road)
  50. Visions Electronics (2401 Millstream Road)
  51. Waterwheel Liquor Store (2778 Peatt Road)
  52. Westshore Music Academy (#134 – 1039 Langford Parkway)
  53. Westshore Spring & 4X4 (1652 C Island Hwy)
  54. WildPlay Element Parks Victoria – dogs must be leashed (1767 Island Hwy)
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  • Animals for Life Thrift Store (they have cats for adoption so dogs must be well behaved)
  • Arbutus RV (10040 Galaran Road)
  • Baden-Baden Boutique (2485 Beacon Avenue)
  • Barbara’s Boutique (2392 Beacon Avenue)
  • BMO Bank (Beacon Avenue)
  • Bosley’s (Bevan Avenue)
  • Bowlin Photo (Beacon Avenue)
  • Cameron Rose (Beacon Avenue)
  • Capital Iron (Beacon Avenue, No large dogs)
  • Cloverdale Paint (5th Street in Sidney)
  • CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  • Cottons and Blues (Beacon Avenue)
  • Flush (Beacon Avenue)
  • Harbord Insurance
  • Home Hardware (Beacon Avenue)
  • Island Blueprint (Beacon Avenue)
  • Itzyu Clothing (Fifth Street, Sidney)
  • Madrona Massage Therapy & Chiropractic – your dog is allowed in the treatment room with you (#2 – 2490 Bevan Ave)
  • Marigold Nursery (Lochside Drive)
  • Marks Work Wearhouse (Fifth Street)
  • Miss Bliss (2389 Beacon Ave)
  • Monk Office Supply (9839 Fifth Street)
  • Muffett & Louisa (Beacon Avenue)
  • Peden RV (10049 Galaran Road)
  • Pharmasave (Beacon Avenue)
  • Philosophy of Old (Henry Ave on the Industrial Side)
  • Pitt & Hobbs (Beacon Avenue)
  • Reigning Cats & Dogs (Fifth Street)
  • Richlock Rentals (10115 McDonald Park Road)
  • Royal Bank (Beacon Avenue)
  • Salon J (Beacon Avenue, dog friendly dogs only)
  • Save-on-Gas
  • ScotiaBank (Beacon Ave)
  • Sidney Beauty Salon (plaza behind Woodshed)
  • Sidney Feed Barn (McDonald Park Road)
  • Sidney Pet Centre (Fifth Street)
  • Sidney Pier Hotel (End of Beacon Ave on Seaport Place)
  • Simply Cremations & Funeral Services (#2 – 2075 Henry Ave)
  • Slegg Lumber (McDonald Park Road)
  • Sparling Real Estate & Insurance (Beacon Avenue)
  • Suzanne’s & Jenny’s (Beacon Plaza)
  • Tanner’s Books (Beacon Avenue)
  • The Source (Beacon Avenue)
  • Triangle RV (McDonald Park Road)
  • United Floors
  • Walk in Comfort (Beacon Avenue)
  • Waterlily Shoes (Beacon Avenue at First Street)
  • Wine by You (9769 Fifth Street)

 

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  1. All Pets Food & Supplies (East Saanich Rd)
  2. BC Liquor Store (Wallace Drive)
  3. Beacon Community Services Thrift Store (West Saanich Rd)
  4. Buckerfields (Keating X Road)
  5. Butchart Gardens
  6. Canada Post Office
  7. CIBC (Saanichton)
  8. City Scribe Print & Stationary
  9. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  10. Everything Old (7120 West Saanich Road)
  11. Flying Fish Winery (#3 – 6782 Veyaness Rd)
  12. Glo Hair & Body (West Saanich Road)
  13. Home Hardware (East Saanich Road)
  14. Royal Bank (7188 West Saanich Road)
  15. Salvation Army (West Saanich Rd)
  16. Save-on-Gas
  17. Slegg Lumber (Keating X Road)
  18. Windsor Plywood (Keating X Road)
  19. Venture Supplies – metal roofing sales (6820 Veyaness Road)
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  1. A Stable Way of Life (Mattick’s Farm)
  2. ArtSEE Eye Wear (Royal Oak Drive)
  3. Bank of Montreal (4470 West Saanich Road)
  4. BC Liquor Store (Broadmead Village)
  5. BCAA (Broadmead Village)
  6. Canadian Tire (Broadmead Village)
  7. Cannor Nursery (beside the Howard Johnson Hotel)
  8. Christie Phoenix Insurance (#101 – 4430 West Saanich Road)
  9. CIBC (Broadmead)
  10. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  11. Dig This (Broadmead Village)
  12. Eclectic Vape (#205 – 4500 West Saanich Road)
  13. Flower Affairs Florist (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  14. Hallmark Cards & Gifts (Broadmead Vilage)
  15. Heirloom Linens (Broadmead Village)
  16. Liquor Plus (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  17. Mark’s Work Wearhouse (Broadmead Village)
  18. Matticks Farm (5325 Cordova Bay Road)
  19. Monk Office Supply (4430 West Saanich Road)
  20. Pacific Telephone/Bell Mobility (Royal Oak Shopping Centre)
  21. Penna & Company Kitchen & Giftwares (Broadmead Village)
  22. Pets West (Broadmead Village)
  23. Royal Bank (Broadmead Village)
  24. Running Room (Broadmead Village)
  25. Save-on-Gas
  26. Scotiabank (5116 Cordova Bay Road)
  27. Suzanne’s & Jenny’s (Broadmead Village)
  28. Sweet Delights (Broadmead Village)
  29. TD Bank (Broadmead)
  30. Timeless Toys (Broadmead)
  31. True Boutique (Broadmead Village)
  32. Wildwood Nurseries (4660 Elk Lake Drive)
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Last updated: May 05, 2016 – Would you like your dog friendly business added to the list or have you come across a business from here that is no longer dog friendly? Email me directly at [email protected] so I can appropriately update it.

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