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One week in Victoria with our small dog

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One week in Victoria with our small dog

Hubby and I are thinking about a week in September and taking our little pooch. I think I have an idea of what in town is pet friendly but need help to understand what a reasonable itinerary would be since we've never visited before. We mainly enjoy being outdoors, eating a variety of good food, and strolling/shopping. We wouldn't want to miss the big attractions though. Could we arrange to do the things and see the sites where we couldn't take her in a day or day and a half? For instance I assume the garden is off limits. What else? Is doggie daycare available as easily in California? Thanks for ideas and help!

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1. Re: One week in Victoria with our small dog

Surprised to read that Butchart does allow dogs on leash, so that's cool.

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Here is a place that can do doggie daycare if needed :

http://www.whiskersurbanranch.com/index.html

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Ooh, I like their style. Have you used them before? I think our girl would like that setup - no kennels!

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I've used Petvacay.com a few times to find a nice, home-based dog sitter. I think its a good idea to plan to leave your dog with some one for a couple of days, just so you don't have to worry about it. For walks, check the CRD parks.

https:/…parks-trails

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Note that the doggie daycare will be closed for reno's May 11-19 inclusive.

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Sorry haven't used them, tho I'm sure my Baxter would be in his glory there !! LOL

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We have visited Victoria with our Boxer girl and found it to be very dog friendly. She walked everywhere with us on the beach, Beacon Hill park and the waterfront. I recall that anywhere with an outdoor eating space she was allowed to sit under the table. We did not use a dog sitter so can't help you there. She was very welcome at Butchart Gardens.

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How was your trip with your dog? Did you find things easily dog friendly?

We are taking our dog for Xmas. Can't wait to take him to Willows Beach, the inner harbor and the off leash dog park at Beacon Hill! Good to know that dogs are welcome at Butchart Gardens as well.

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Sunseeker this poster may never return.. but no worries.. Victoria is fairly dog friendly.

The walk along Dallas Road is packed with doggies and their escorts.. we live close by and every sunny day walk along there.. its so cute to see so many doggies happily trotting along peacefully co existing.. they actually tend to ignore the humans and just greet each other.. Its off leash too..

And yes.. Butchard Gardens is lovely any time of year and they allow doggies too.

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We stayed in James Bay on a recent overnight with our little pooch. We used Diamond Dogs (http://www.diamonddogs.ca) and found them to be just great to deal with. If you just need to check your dog in for a few hours somewhere, I've used the trick of booking my dog into a groomer for the day. Groomers are usually more willing than doggy daycares to take an unknown dog on short notice.