- Posted by Emma Witkowski
- On April 13, 2016
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- cherry beach, dog parks, dogsoftoronto, dogwalking, High Park, off-leash parks, parks, patios, Pawsway, spring, summer, Toronto, Toronto Islands, torontodogwalker
It’s coming. I know it’s hard to believe when you look outside and still see some snow. But soon enough we’ll be walking along the sidewalks feeling the heat from all angles. Hold onto it in your hearts: summer is coming. And with it, a bunch of new things to do with your dog.
One of the ways I like to get excited about my upcoming favourite season is to plan out fun things to do, so I compiled some ideas for the best Toronto doggy-dates ever.
1. Take your dog on a ferry trip to the Toronto Islands
Ferry rides are dog-friendly, as long as your pups are on-leash! (Which they mostly should be anyway.)
2. Get some patio beers at a dog-friendly patio
Here are just a few:
There are many more, so if you have a place in mind, just give them a call to see if you can bring your furry buddy. Also, patios in the sun can get quite hot, so bring a water bowl with you and try to get a shady spot.
3. Take a class together or go to an event at PawsWay
PawsWay also hosts a Williams Cafe where you can actually bring your dog in to eat with you. And of course, it draws animal-lovers from all over: a good place to meet humans as well!
4. Check out the cherry blossoms at High Park and while you’re there, go on their off-leash trails
Make sure to follow their leashing rules, though. A lot of beings share the space!
Here’s a map of where you can have your dog off-leash (yellow) and where you should keep them on-leash (red):
5. Hang out at Cherry Beach!
Like High Park, Cherry Beach has a specific off-leash area but you can bring your dog anywhere else as long as they have a leash on, so you can enjoy the beach weather together.
Bonus fun: Try park-hopping, and visiting the impressive amount of off-leash dog parks in the city! Here’s a list of them.
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