Reasons to bring your Pooch to Whistler!
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014
The Adara Hotel is no exception to Whistler's love for dogs! Offering a pet friendly hotel is just one of the many ways we try to make your stay feel like a home away from home. Just let us know in advance that you'll be bringing your pooch so that we can ensure our rooms are ready for you and your pet on arrival. There are a couple of in house policies that apply to pets so we do encourage you to read our pet policy before your stay and call us ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns.
Now that you've got the accommodation sorted, it's time to think about activities to keep you all entertained! Rainbow Park, Meadow Park and Alpha Lake Park all have off leash areas so that your pup can run rampant. With beautiful mountain and lake surroundings, these areas are worth visiting whether you've brought a pet with you or not. There are also a number of walking trails through the village where you'll encounter plenty of other friendly dog owners having their daily walks also.
After a day or two of adventures, you might be looking for a little bit of "me" time. Whistler also offers a number of dog sitting and walking services. Alpine Dogs Whistler offers in-room sitting, private walks and group adventure hikes. For pricing and booking details, you can contact Alpine Dogs Whistler on 604 902 9663 or visit their website.
Once the adventures are nearing the end, your pup may be looking a little on the dishevelled side. For your convenience, Shampooch offers a mobile dog grooming service including a warm hydro bath, nail trim and hair cut. After a hand fluff dry and bow or bandana adorning your pup's luscious new locks, you'll be sure to get some compliments by friends and strangers alike.
Along with the standard dog friendly services, Whistler also hosts it's very own dog-centered event, the Whistler Dog Fest! The upcoming event ties in with the annual Ski and Snowboard Festival and is scheduled for the 18th and 19th April 2014. A perfect opportunity to impress and show off your dogs' talents to the people of Whistler, the event includes awe-inspiring outfits, a hundreds-strong Dog Parade, exhibitions, agility demonstrations and competitions.
For those bringing a dog to Whistler from the US or overseas it is important to familiarise yourself with border regulations prior to your trip. All dogs entering Canada are legally required to have current rabies vaccinations and papers. If your dog is less than three months old, you do not need a certificate of rabies vaccination but the dog must be in good health when they arrive. For further information, we suggest you visit the Canadian Government Travel website: http://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/pets for all requirements.
We hope these suggestions have helped you with your decision whether to bring your pet with you on your next alpine adventure! Remember, if you happen to choose to leave your dog at home and are missing them terribly you can also get your puppy playtime fix by heading to WAG, Whistler's Animal Shelter. WAG allows drop-in volunteering where you can play with dogs awaiting foster care!
Have your own suggestions or questions about bringing your dog to Whistler? Leave a message in our comments section!