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Edition 104, December 2011

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The majority of our submissions for this issue are in English with the exception of two French submissions. All stories are published here in the original language in which they were received.

Wouldn’t you just love to have your four legged friend tag along on your next vacation?

Pet owners often struggle about what to do with their pets when they travel since they are considered part of the family. On the suggestion of one of our very pet friendly B & Bs Pacific Guest House in Vancouver, we are featuring submissions from Pet Friendly B & Bs across Canada.

From coast to coast in Canada, there are some fabulous places where they will welcome your pets!

Browse through the properties listed below and you will find information about their pet friendly B & B getaways, facilities and policies .

British Columbia

Pacific Spirit Guest House, Vancouver, BC
~ Bernadette and Peter ~
Everyone gets the royal treatment at Pacific Spirit Guest House, especially the VIPs (Very Important Pets). Well behaved pets can stay at this B&B (bed and biscuit) for $25 extra per night. The VIP Service includes a gift certificate for Three Dog Bakery and complimentary gourmet treats. The use of a leash, ...more

Smithers Guest House, Smithers, BC
~ Hans and Tina Rodinger ~
The Smithers Guesthouse offers one dog friendly room with street level entrance, laminate flooring and it also features en suite bathroom and shower, a small kitchen unit, TV, and a custom built bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single on top. Smithers itself offers a great variety of trails our guests can walk, run ...more

Two Eagles Lodge, Union Bay, Vancouver Island
~ Carolyn & Steve Touhey ~
Two Eagles Lodge will gladly take horses for those traveling on Vancouver Island. Charge is $15/day fee per horse. Dogs are welcome when guests are agreeable to put them in a sleeping crate at night (outside their room or in the laundry room, and keep them on a leash during the day around the house, with the option to run in the fields off leash.

Wildhorse Mountain Guest Ranch, Penticton, BC
~ Brigitte and Jochen Schlorff ~
This B & B is an 80 acre guest ranch in the sunny Okanagan with 3 rooms available for people with cats or dogs. Guest may also bring horses to stay on the ranch. There are 2 big paddocks, a trail riding area and a big riding ring. The dogs are allowed to run free. Brigitte and Jochen have cats and dogs of ...more

Cozy Cubbyhole, 100 Mile House, BC
~ Renee Bergbauer ~
Cozy Cubbyhole will accept well trained pets. They will sleep in their own room and not in the guest rooms due to potential allegies. With 40 acres there is lots of space to walk dogs, but leash is required considering the presence of local wildlife. Additional charge is $10/night. Guests may bring their horse as a stable and corral are available.

Auberge Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC
~ Penny Noble ~
In addition to the small B & B room, there is a one bedroom suite available with a kitchen and laminate floors. Guests with dogs have often been accommodated in the suite. Pet references are encouraged: a description of the pet is helpful before booking. Dogs of all sizes that are “crate trained”, ...more

French Quarters B & B, Coquitlam, BC
~ Emilie Jefferson ~

French Quarter B & B welcomes small pets. There is a charge of $15.00 extra.

The backyard is fenced and there is a park in walking distance of the B & B.

Cozy for You B & B, Naramata, BC
~ Chris and Janyce Blann ~
Pets are important members of any family and holidaying at a B&B with Rex or Rosie does not have to be an obstacle for travellers. The B & B opened in June 2011 and they offer Doggie day care services. The 1/2 acre property is securely fenced for pets and Okanagan Lake and the Trans Canada Trail are just ...more

Cougar's Crag Extreme B&B, Metchosin, BC
~ Steve Schweighofer ~
Cougar’s Crag has operated a "dog-welcoming" bed and breakfast for the past seven years and have had hundreds of dogs of all breeds stay there with their owners. 85% of their customers are dog owners, they don't restrict by breed or size, don't charge extra or ask for a deposit, and offer free dog-sitting if the ...more

Suite As it Gets B&B,
Blind Bay, BC

~ Kathy and Barney Petersen ~
Dog friendly Suite As it Gets welcomes 4 legged guests, and their parents enjoy the fenced back yard knowing their fur babies are safe & sound. It's a dog's life at the B & B after an exhausting day of swimming in Blind Bay (Shuswap Lake ) which is a ...more

Fireflies Bed and Breakfast, Campbell River, BC
~ Jan Anderson ~
Pets are welcome and there is no extra charge. Notice is required so they can provide a nice cushion for sleeping, kitty litter; water & food dishes, treats, etc. They have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 budgies of their own. The back yard is fenced for doggy romps and dog walking can be provided if guests are out whale-watching or kayaking, etc.

Scarecrow B & B, McBride, BC
~ Peter & Tweazle Hollist ~
At Scarecrow Farm, they do B&B and camping and that includes cats,dogs, llamas, horses and cows etc. Two corrals allow a much needed gallop about for travelling animals, and they can provide good homegrown hay. They have a special B & B room for dog and cat people and a no leads policy for ...more


Sage Door B & B, Edmonton, Alberta
~ Susan and Darryl Roberts ~
The Roberts are happy to accept well behaved pets, after a chat with the pet owners. A nominal of $5 per night covers the added cost of cleaning and washing with pet enzymes. Cookies, water bowls and even pet beds are offered for four legged guests. The owners small dog also lives on the premises. When they travel they look for B & Bs who have pets as they enjoy meeting like-minded innkeepers.


Dreamscapes B & B, Huntsville, Ontario
~ Candee Backus ~
All well behaved pets are welcome with their families. One suite is available and the guests have the whole lower level of the house at their disposal. There is no extra charge for pets, but it is requested that guests let them know in advance if they are bringing their pets with them. There are no resident ...more

The Martin House B & B, Jordan Station, Ontario
~ Debbie Gaspich ~
Martin House welcomes pets although they have only ever hosted guest dogs. Jackson the resident retriever likes to entertain guest dogs. Pets are generally more comfortable overnight in an environment that is separate from other animals so most pets generally join their owner guests in the separate ...more

The Pritty Place Bed and Breakfast,
Damascus, Ontario

~ Meg and Cyril Pritty ~
The Pritty place has always welcomed pets, even when they did not have any of their own. Resident cats are kept in the B & B owners quarters in case guests have concerns or allergies. Many of our guests ask what is a B&B without a cat? Charges may apply when owners bring along their dog.

Serenity Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Ancaster, ON
~ Shane and Alan ~
Serenity Ranch sits on 2 acres surrounded by farm fields close to Toronto's urban life and Niagara's vineyards. At the ranch they welcome dogs with a run free zone, doggie bath in the guest laundry area and dog beds in each room. They provide everything you need for a relaxing experience away from home. Resident dog Shelby is the perfect host!

Taylor-Made B&B,
Lion’s Head, Ontario

~ Barbara & Dave Wynd ~
The Wynd’s welcome pets at Taylor-Made B & B.
They look forward to meeting the many travelers
out there with wonderful animals! Enjoy the local sandy beach and harbour that looks out at
limestone cliffs only two blocks away, and visit the ...more

Holiday House B & B, Tweed, Ontario
~ Ed and Iva Zak ~
Holiday House B&B owners Ed and Iva allow pets as a courtesy; there isn’t a charge but there are house rules be followed. Pets sleep in the rooms with their owners but are not allowed on the beds since allergies may be a concern. Pets must be supervised at all times. There are some places on the farm ...more

The Black Lab Inn, Ottawa, Ontario
~ Clifford Chan & Lianne Mercier ~
Clifford and Lianne have created a comfortable inn where guests can relax and meet other dog lovers. They are located in a quiet country neighbourhood, yet close to the amenities of Ottawa. The B & B reflects what they looked for when they travelled with their two dogs and they have made it as 'green' as ...more

Maxwell's Cabin Bed & Breakfast,
Maxwell, Ontario

~ Darlene & Tom ~
Being a retired Veterinarian, it is understandable that the owner of Maxwell’s Cabin has a soft spot for animals. Having a son with severe asthma and allergies they never had pets at home. Darlene and Tom’s pioneer log cabin B&B, in the woods behind ...more

Stouffer Mill Bed & Breakfast Getaway,
Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

~ Jessie and Don Pflug ~
Jessie and Don began accepting dogs about 14 years ago and it has added a fun dimension to their B&B and they do not charge extra. On a property of 136 acres with beautiful nature trails, guests can take their pets for long walks in the woods where most ...more

The Tymparon Inn Kingston Bed & Breakfast, Kingston, Ontario
~ Don and Zoe Timperon ~
The Tymparon Inn is happy to let “fido” accompany his/her owner when they stay for a modest $10 per night with reduced rates for weekly stays. They do not have any weight limit but they do ask guests to put their dog in their car during breakfast, unless it is ...more

Willow Pond B & B, Bowmanville, Ontario
~ Lynn and Randy Morrison ~
Dogs are welcome at Willow Pond B & B for a charge of $15 per day, to a maximum of $45 per stay. Dogs may not be left unattended in the suites; they must be crated. A property covering 40 acres, there are many walking trails. Dogs can run free so long as he/she obeys commands. Their dog ...more

Grant House Bed & Breakfast, Beaverton, Ontario
~ Lore and John Grant ~
As pet owners themselves, Lore and John understand the attachment to furry friends. Their own little pappion gets separation anxiety when they go away so they appreciate why owners want to bring their pets on holiday. An additional fee per night of $10 helps to cover cleaning costs. Visiting dogs ...more

Bobbi’s Place B & B, Beaverton, Ontario
~ Bobbi Monteith ~
As the owner of a cat who does not eat when they go away, Bobbi is aware how difficult it is to leave a pet at home. The resident cat welcomes well trained dogs. A cat could come if the cat was not let out and stayed in the separate apartment. The additional fee is $10 based on the clean-up and keeping the B & B allergy free.

Duck Tail Inn, Ancaster, Ontario
~ Dorothy and Dan Wentworth ~
Dorothy and Dan have allowed pets in their B&B for years. House rules are that owners must bring a crate or bed, cleanup after their dog and keep the dog on a leash when walking through the house. A bucket for baggies is provided. With a large property, there is lots of room to run. There is a dog training center near the B & B. There is no size limit and they don't currently charge extra but that may be subject to change based on the extra cleaning.


À la maison Campbell B&B, Magog, Québec
~ Danielle Goyer ~
À la maison Campbell, les animaux domestiques bien élevés sont les bienvenus. Ils entendent par "bien élevés" les chiens qui ne jappent pas, sont amicaux avec les autres invités et qui sont propres. Les chiens de toutes tailles peuvent accompagner leurs maîtres dans leur chambre, au salon et en ...more

Gite Montagne Nirvana B&B, St Faustin, Quebec
~ Richard Pentreath & Gigi Lacroix ~
A pet-friendly B&B here in the Laurentians region of Québec, near Mont Tremblant., Richard and Gigi do not charge extra for dogs. An exception would be where the owners are leaving a dog in their care while they are out during the day (typically $15). Their dog Hugo (Lab/Great Dane cross) is the host for ...more

Trigonelle B&B, Mont-Tremblant, QC
~ Suzanne Bernardin ~
Even before their own black lab Yeti died at the venerable age of 14 Trigonelle B & B owners welcomed guest pooches. They have accommodated all sizes of dogs from Great Danes to Shiatsus pups, Huskies to a miniature Doberman Pincer. Their website indicates that “well behaved ...more

New Brunswick

Du Repos Bed and Breakfast ,
Saint Quentin, New Brunswick

~ Louise et Jacques DuRepos ~
Du Repos Bed and Breakfast accepte les animaux de compagnie. Ils ont eux-mêmes deux chèvres adorables qui sont en liberté la majorité du temps, des lapins, des poules, un gros chat, et deux canards qui adorent les gens. Ils sont en pleine forêt avec un grand terrain, donc les animaux ...more

Nova Scotia

The Rouden Daach (Red Roof Inn),
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

~ Josee Dessouroux ~
The Rouden Daach owners are dog lovers and want to make pet people comfortable while they travel. There is a large room with a separate entrance which is ideal for pet owners. Resident pets won’t even realize that there is a four legged guest in their ...more

The Nelson House Bed and Breakfast,
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

~ Marla and Darrell Taylor~
The Taylors have entertained many dogs of various sizes in their B&B. Pet policies are: pets must have their own bed and be healthy with all their needles updated. Pets are free to be in the room with their owners but are not encouraged to roam the house freely. They do not allow the pets on their furniture or beds. They have a resident Labrador Retriever named Bailey and she is very sociable with guest pets.


Rum Runners’s Roost, Twillingate, Newfoundland
~ Heiko and Cynthia Bank ~
Cynthia from Runners Roost has owned, trained dogs and cats all her life and has always been involved with the local S.P.C.A. As a B&B owner she would like to pass on a few comments to help both pet owners and B & B owners: Families with pets should be on the ground floor if possible for ease of ...more

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