It has been interesting to find out what local businesses allow pets to accompany their owners into their shops, in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford and Wasaga Beach, areas.
In the Collingwood Canadian Tire Store, dogs are not allowed, however, the Canadian Tire Store in Wasaga Beach not only allows Fido to come in, they give treats to him whilst waiting in the check-out queue. The Home Depot in Collingwood prohibits dogs, but that’s okay, because just a few blocks south, the Home Hardware store in Collingwood welcomes dogs with open arms. I checked with the Home Hardware in both Thornbury and Meaford and they also allow pets, leashed, in their store. Moving along to downtown, the toy store, Minds Alive is pet friendly. Stuart Ellis IDA on Hurontario Street, Collingwood is also a pet friendly location. Of course, pets can go into most pet stores as long as they are on a leash.
Grocery stores are less likely to allow Rover in, however a quick call ahead of time can let you know whether or not you can bring him along. Most restaurants do not allow pets in, however, when speaking to Collingwood’s Pita Pit, they recommended checking with the owner before coming to their store, because most of their food is behind a glass counter.
Here are a couple of websites you can check if you’d like to take your pet along with you while you’re enjoying our beautiful area: http://www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca/177p_pet-friendly-places.htm and http://www.bringfido.com.
Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg