Outdated Strathcona celebrating dog-friendly companies with weekend Pet Prowl

Outdated Strathcona celebrating dog-friendly companies with weekend Pet Prowl

Whyte Avenue has gone to the canines. The Outdated Strathcona Enterprise Affiliation (OSBA) has launched a brand new pet-friendly enterprise map that highlights greater than 80 outlets, providers, and restaurant patios the place canines are welcome.

The OSBA is celebrating the launch with a Pet Prowl on Saturday from 12 to 4 pm

There will likely be freebies for p, akin to bandanas, tote luggage, and up cups. There may also be unique in-store occasions and offers.

“With so many patios and outlets welcoming pets – particularly canines – we thought it was time to spotlight how simple it may be to convey your four-legged greatest good friend alongside,” mentioned Cherie Klassen, Govt Director of the OSBA.

“Our pet-friendly enterprise map additionally provides Edmontonians another reason to help native companies as financial restoration continues,” Klassen mentioned.

CTV Information Edmonton spoke with Edmontonians at a pop up canine park for the launch who have been excited to take a look at the companies on the map.

“It is fairly neat, one thing enjoyable to do with the canines, get out on Whyte Ave, take a look at the companies,” mentioned Keltyn Tisserand, a canine proprietor.

“I did not know find out how to get meals with the canine and the brand new pet so it is wonderful,” added Tayler McAllister, a canine proprietor.

One of many shops on the map, United Sport & Cycle, mentioned they’ve just lately seen a rise in folks bringing their pets into the shop.

“We suspect one motive is that extra folks have pets than they did pre-Covid. Both manner, we’re pleased to see each our common prospects and their furry mates,” mentioned Kelly Hodgson, the overall supervisor.

Again in Might, Alberta Well being Providers modified the Public Well being Act’s Meals Regulation to make it simpler for companies to permit canines on patios.

Earlier than the modifications, eating places have been required to get permission from AHS earlier than permitting non-service canines in outside consuming areas.

The change to that regulation solely applies to canines, not different pets.