Dogs. Leave home without them? Are you kidding? Dogs are part of our family; leaving home without them is often not an option for many of us, including me. At the Old House Hotel, I am happy to say dogs are mighty welcome. Upon checking in, pups are offered Faithful Friends treats, (grain-free treats made by a local company) compliments of Woofy’s Pet food Store, located 3 blocks from the hotel on Cliffe Avenue. The Hotel also makes dog bowls and leashes available to all pet guests.
If you’re looking for a dog walk location within walking distance, I recommend taking a right onto the newly renovated Courtenay Trail that circles the Air Park and straddles the wildlife-rich estuary. You can exit the trail and wind your way up to Woofy’s. (Ask the front desk for details; they’re great with directions!) Woofy’s has a great selection of dog treats your pup will savour. In fact, dogs love to shop there because of the large selection featured in dog-height bins!
Turning left onto the Courtenay Trail, you’ll find a nice grassy lawn adjacent to volleyball courts which is great for exercising your dog. And if you’re looking for off-leash adventures, Seal Bay Park just off Ryan Road in Comox is an excellent choice. If you’re up for beer and a pizza, Gladstone Brewing Co. is dog-friendly. On any given night you’ll see outdoor tables filled with amiable people and their four-legged best friends.
If you’re feeling guilty about spa-ing without your pup, there is an abundance of dog groomers in the area such as the highly acclaimed Hair of the Dog Spa and Barktique as well as veterinarian clinics in case of emergency.
No need to worry about staying in a room that’s had a less than tidy dog residing in it, the Old House meticulous housekeeping department ensures that all rooms are spotless for the next guest and their third 3rd floors of both buildings are pet-free for those with allergies.
On occasion Keelah, my border collie cross, makes an appearance and is treated like a queen from beginning to end. I have come to feel so comfortable in this dog-friendly town.
Outside the Old House Front Door
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