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  • Cheryl Cole

4 dog-friendly Vancouver businesses to visit with your pup if you want to support local

Check out these 4 businesses that welcome your dogs, plus a chance to win gift vouchers from each of them.


This year more than ever before, Vancouverites are actively looking for ways to support businesses close to home.

Here at PawSwap, we love to celebrate businesses that welcome our furry friends, and as this holiday season is all about supporting local, we're highlighting 4 of our favourite dog-friendly Vancouver businesses.


We've chosen a local brewery, restaurant, plant store and coffee shop to showcase and included our favourite things about each of them to give you some great options to check out with your pup this festive season.

So if you're looking to bring your dog along to a local business you've not visited before, here are 4 of our favourites that will be more than happy to safely welcome you and furry bestie.


Also, be sure to check out how to enter PawSwap's Giveaway below for a chance to win gift vouchers for each of these dog-friendly locations!


1. North Point Brewing


If you love the West Coast, you'll love this new North Vancouver brewery.


Started by 3 North Shore locals who had a dream to marry their passion for good beer, good friends and West Coast cabin adventures, if you haven't already visited this brewery in The Shipyards District, you're missing out.

The brewery celebrates all the best parts of West Coast living, and has a cozy and rustic feel, as well as a dog-friendly patio so you don't have to leave your pup at home.


With 112 different beers on tap, there's something for everyone's taste and if you end up feeling peckish, you can enjoy a delicious pizza thanks to North Point's partnership with The Nook.


Check out North Point Brewery's COVID Safety Plan here.


Why we love it: We love the cosy fireplace and chopped wood decorations that make you feel at home. Best of all, they have an outdoor dog-friendly patio so your pup can be close by while you get to choose from the their huge selection of beers on tap!

Address: 266 1st St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B3

Tel: (778) 340-4677


WIN: $50 gift card and 4 pack of beer from North Point Brewery


2. The Arbor


If you're looking for your new favourite plant-based restaurant, look no further.


Located on Main Street, this fast, casual vegan eatery offers amazing local food made from scratch, with a sneaky wine list and two patios - a zen garden patio, and a small, dog-friendly patio out front.


If you're keen to support local, The Arbor is a great choice as the team uses the creativity and abundance afforded to them by local farmers to make delicious, unique meals with nearly everything made in-house.


Check out The Arbor's COVID Safety Plan here.

Why we love it: Drawing inspiration from comfort food classics. The Arbor proves the variety and amazing potential that vegetables can offer - and their small bar-style outdoor patio has space for your pup to be by your side while you enjoy a drink!


Address: 3941 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2

Tel: (604) 620-3256


WIN: $40 gift card from The Arbor Restaurant

3. West Coast Jungle


If you want unique houseplants, West Coast Jungle is definitely the place to go.


This local boutique plant store specializes in trending, uncommon, and rare house plants and is truly an indoor jungle - and they absolutely love dogs!

As dog owners and lovers themselves, the sisters who run the store keep special treats stashed behind the counter for your furry friends, and they are also offering a treat for you too!

West Coast Jungle is giving away a free 2" plant for dog owners to PawSwap members, so simply download the PawSwap App today, and collect Triple Points when visiting West Coast Jungle.

Why we love it: We love the 'insta-worthy' aesthetic in store as it makes a perfect spot to snap that cute photo of your pup, while you can feel great about knowing you're supporting a local business at a time when it's needed more than ever.

Address: 225 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3H9

Tel: (604) 428-9914


WIN: $40 West Coast Jungle gift card

4. DALINA


Bringing a taste of Italy to our neighbourhood, Dalina uses only the finest quality espresso roasted right around the corner from its flagship location, and their Main Street location welcomes pups to safely join you outside on their patio while you enjoy one of the best cups of coffee in the city.

Using only the best single origin beans with a blend made just for them, you're sure to get a unique caffeine fix and their impressive latte art makes it even more of a treat. We highly recommend trying the Dalina Classic CheeseCake - a New York Style cheesecake with a spiced ginger crust for a festive twist.

Why we love it: As well as providing lots of safe spots along the outside of their storefront where dog-owners can safely tie up their pups, Dalina also have treats available for dogs inside. And of course, we love the fact Dalina used a dog in their advertising campaign - see above!


Address: 687 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V4

Tel: (604) 428-4364


WIN: $50 DALINA gift card

GIVEAWAY - SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES


Love supporting local dog-friendly businesses? This giveaway is for you! As well as a chance to win gift vouchers from all the businesses listed above, this giveaway also includes a very special prize from PawSwap.

The lucky winner will also receive a 1 Year PawSwap Premium Membership, so you can keep up to date with all the dog-friendly businesses in your area, along with their dog-friendly details and collect points and special rewards for visiting them.


Sign up below to be automatically entered into the giveaway. We’ll also add you to our newsletter, but don’t worry! It’s just once a week and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Find more ways to enter on PawSwap's Instagram page. Contest closes on December 13.