If part of your family includes a furry friend, then Toronto is the place for you! Toronto is a great summer destination for people and their pets.

For the sociable pup, Toronto is full of off-leash dog parks! Sherwood Park is a fenced-in area with numerous trails for your furry friend. High Park is a sprawling area that contains a fenced-in dog park for you and your dog to get some playtime. Allan Gardens is an urban oasis containing a dog-themed sculpture and manicured bushes. Don Valley Brickworks has spectacular hiking tails that are off-leash, and an area called the Dog Patch which is a completely fenced-in wooded area for dogs to explore!

Many Toronto restaurants open their doors to furry companions. PawsWay, located at Queens Quay West is Canada’s first indoor eatery that allows pets. While guests are dining, their dogs can enjoy a doggy oasis of 3,700 sq. ft. of indoor dog park! Williams coffee Pub is located within PawsWay, and allows dogs on the outside patio as well as inside. The Charlotte Room would love to cater to your dogs’ needs in the outdoor patio. For a laid-back atmosphere, the Longest Yard is the place to go, serving amazing burgers and it is dog friendly! Another restaurant, The Sassafraz, is upscale serving gourmet food and offers bowls of water for your pooch on the outdoor patio.

Dogs love to be the star of any attraction! From August 1-3 the Woofjocks Canine All Stars are strutting their stuff! They are a group of professional dog trainers offering 30-minute demonstrations of dog agility and training that is both fun and educational. If you are looking to adopt a dog, the Toronto Humane Society adoption weekend takes place from August 15 – 16 at the Purina PawsWay. Adoption agents will be on site all day to assist people in finding their perfect companion.

Toronto is a forward-thinking metropolis that accepts four legged friends by offering endless dog parks, various dog friendly restaurants and dog-oriented attractions!