The lakefront community of Oakville has a motto: “Trails that connect us.” This can easily be a reference to pet owners in the picturesque town of Oakville as well, as we all know pet owners have a very strong connection and deep attachment to their beloved pets. In Oakville, trails are in abundance and what better way to get active and take in nature while spending time with your beloved pooch than to explore the many trails that traverse through our great town.
After strolling the trails there are plenty of parks to walk your four-legged friends. Oakville is home to several leash-free parks where your furry buddies will have a chance to interact with furry friends: Glenashton Park, located on Glenashton Drive; Kingsford Gardens, located on Sherwood Heights Drive; North Park, located on Neyagawa Boulevard; Palermo Park, located on Dundas Street, east of Bronte Road; Post Park, located on MacDonald and Chartwell Roads; and Shell Park, located on Lakeshore Road West.
After some good outdoor play, your companion animals will definitely need a bath. There are countless groomers in the area that can make your Weiner Dog look savoury!  Choose from many pet spas and boutiques to get your dog or cat feeling fresh again.  Places like Royal Treatment on 1380 Speers Rd. and The Dog House at 2302 Lakeshore Rd. W. have been around for years providing the utmost in care and grooming that will truly make your pet feel at home.
Dogs, cats, and any pet for that matter, take on a special role in families. And just as you care for any family member, you want your companion animal to be healthy and well loved. Health starts on the inside and that’s where Bark and Fitz in downtown Oakville comes in. This popular Canadian franchise specializes in offering the healthiest pet foods and treats available. The high-quality food, toys and gear available are all represented in a truly unique and aesthetically appealing environment.
Or, if you’re looking for a huge selection or want to buy in bulk, look no further than Ren’s Pet Depot on 4002 Trafalgar Rd. at the north end of town.   This massive pet depot has lots of different treats, toys, food and more!
And this is only the beginning of Oakville’s pet-friendly amenities. The town has a huge selection of places to bring your pets for exercise, food and grooming, making Oakville a great place to call home for not only you but your “extended” family.