Pets have been a real source of comfort and companionship for many people during a tough time. Sure, your dog video-bombed that client meeting, and your cat went to great lengths to ensure your top priority was always “pay attention to cat,” but maybe it’s time to reward them for their service with something from one of these pet-focused B.C. businesses?
Teach your old, or young, dog new tricks with CairnHeart K9 Training. CairnHeart’s small group or private courses are designed to help you and your canine chum become even better friends. As dogs “see” using smell, K9 Nose Work® classes let your dog work on their nose skills. There are also tricks and obedience classes available.
The folks at Bowen Island Dog Ranch “speak dog.” They offer a welcoming place for your pooch to enjoy a few days away with other vacationing dogs to play games, have health checks, and even get some training—all under the supervision of expert canine carers and trainers. No leashes; just lots of lollygagging. Your dog will even get their own “un-kennel”—a heated and air-conditioned private room.
Healthier cats are happier cats. At Happy Cat Feline Essentials in Vancouver, you’ll find everything you need—from treats and toys to grooming supplies and health products—to keep your cat purring. “It’s like Nordstrom for cats,” according to one customer. A true community business, Nina and Rose of Happy Cat also offer a free care package to struggling cat owners who need support during COVID-19.
Get vet-approved organic treats from Love of Dogs and Cats in Victoria. Dog treats are organic and non-GMO, wheat, dairy, soy and egg free, vegan, and infused with organic hemp seed oil for added health benefits. Cat treats are anchovies enriched with organic herbs. Your purchase also helps other animals, as Love of Dogs and Cats donate to numerous animal causes, including local shelters.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, walking has become many people’s go-to pastime and source of exercise. This, of course, has been great news for dogs. Jasper Swag created a special gear bag for dog walkers so you always have everything you, and your pooch, need while out and about. Poop bag dispenser? Check. Ball and ball launcher? Check. Envious looks from other dog walkers? Check.
Shop at these and other small businesses that offer well-deserved treats for your pets at the BC Marketplace.
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