Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines for Suggesting a Place/Experience/Event

Who can suggest places/experiences/events for Can I Bring My Dog?


Anyone and everyone!




How do I suggest a place/experience/event for Can I Bring My Dog?


Feel free to shoot us a message by sending us an email at hello@canibringmydog.net or filling out our contact form here.




What information should I provide along with my suggestion?


Some things to include: • Name of place/experience/event • Any unique features of the place/experience/event • How you found out about the place/experience/event • Disclosure of any professional relationships to the place/experience/event • Guidelines on bringing a dog there • Anything someone who hasn't been there should know before visiting




Why hasn't my suggestion been included on the website yet?


All suggestions are reviewed and likely edited for final touches before being posted. If your suggestion hasn't been posted yet, it may still be under review. An alternate reason as to why it's not on the website yet could be because it doesn't fit what we're looking for, or it's a repeat of something that's already been posted with no new info.




Why have some of my information on the suggestion been changed?


All submissions are reviewed and edited if necessary. This helps us provide our readers with complete information!




Can I submit a dog-related workshop that I'm hosting or one that I know of?


Yes, definitely! Please submit it for review by emailing us at hello@canibringmydog.net or through filling out the contact form here.





General

Why can't I find my city?


We're always adding new places in new cities - it'll come! But, do shoot us a message on our Contact Us page, and we'll be sure to prioritize it. You can also subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to get first dibs.




I'm looking for other provinces/territories.


We're starting off in Ontario, but will begin expanding to outside of Ontario as we go on! You can subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to get first dibs.




What does the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) consist of?


The GTA technically includes the city of Toronto and the surrounding area. The surrounding area includes: 1. York Region (Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, King, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and Georgina) 2. Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon) 3. Halton Region (Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, and Burlington) 4. Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Scugog, Uxbridge, and Brock) For categorization purposes, we've separated Toronto and the rest of the GTA.




One of your posts list that it is at the staff's or manager's discretion if dogs are welcome. What should I do?


If you'd like to be completely certain of your chances, contact the establishment ahead of time. Or, if you don't mind taking your chances, you could always just ask at the door!





Dog Etiquette

How do I know if my dog is suited to eat things off the dog menu at restaurants?


Every dog digests food differently. If you're not sure what your dog's stomach can handle, be sure to consult your veterinarian to clarify!




What should I do if my dog barks/whines at these places or events?


If the focus of the restaurant, expereince, or event is not solely on dogs, it would be polite to attempt to distance your dog to help induce a calmer environment!




What should I bring to be prepared to clean up after my dog?


It would be best to have your dog use the washroom before attending a restaurant, place, or event. But, dog-friendly places generally understand that accidents happen! If in nature, your typical poop bag will suffice. If outside (but not in nature), or if indoors, I personally carry a bit of cleaning product, a few paper towels, and poop bags. I've never had to use them, but I tend to try to be safe than sorry!




Does my dog always have to be on a leash?


Usually, yes and with a short leash! Although, there are places that have exceptions (such as dog cafes or empty stores at the manager's discretion).