As we quickly find ourselves in the "dog days" of winter and the beginning of the holiday season you might find yourself doing a little extra shopping. Of course, you don't want to leave your pup in the car or at home while you run your errands - they should come along and pick out Christmas presents for their favorite humans! Did you know that Sherwood Park has many businesses that allow dogs to join their pet parents on their shopping sprees? We have compiled a list of some of the best pet-friendly places in Sherwood Park to shop while the weather is frightful.
Bet you didn't know you could shop for new plant babies with your fur baby! Conveniently located off Range Road 232, Salisbury Greenhouse Sherwood Park is a year-round shopping destination for those with a green thumb (and those of us who try really, really hard). A proud family business, Salisbury Greenhouse has been a staple of the Sherwood Park community for 45 years and welcomes both humans and four-legged friends year-round. If you're new to the houseplant game, that's okay too! Perhaps you could start with the dog-safe and ever-forgiving spider plant. Also, don't forget to check out their farmers market every Thursday from 4 pm - 7:30 pm for local finds - they have everything from baked goods to body care products, all made by local vendors.
Locally Owned Pet Food and Supply Stores
Pookey's Pet Food and Supplies is a locally owned specialty pet store that's been in business since 1997 - that's 161 dog years to be exact! Customer service, convenience, and community are at forefront of their business. Bring your dog in to pick out a new toy and say hello to the friendly staff at Pookeys, located on Granada Blvd.
Bone and Biscuit - what more can a dog ask for? This Canadian company has a locally-owned location in Sherwood Park that embodies its mission of integrity, courtesy, teamwork, and knowledge. From RAW diet education to the latest gizmos and gadgets, stop into our local Bone and Biscuit located at the intersection of Sherwood Drive and Baseline Road. (Psst - they even have a bakery)
Pet Valu is packed with just that; value. You can find many things at this locally-owned location including raw food, adoption events, dog wash, treats, accessories, and more! Did we mention they have a dog wash? This self serve wash will leave your pet feeling refreshed for just $10/dog + GST! Bonus: all wash supplies including shampoo, apron, towel, and dryer are included.
Global Pet Foods Sherwood Park offers a world of products with a holistic approach. Everything they do is based on the core belief that a well-balanced pet must have proper nutrition, care, play, and love! Their annual Show Us Your Heart campaign has raised almost $1,250,000 to date and helps support more than 120 pet rescues and shelters Canada wide - amazing!
HomeSense and Winners
You might be surprised to learn that some HomeSense locations are pet friendly! Offering affordable home goods and pet products, HomeSense Sherwood Park is a popular favorite. Located in central Sherwood Park just off of Baseline Road, HomeSense is a great place to snag an affordable dog bed or pick up cute new doggy dishes. They also have an awesome selection of pet toys at reasonable prices - a great idea for your pup's stocking stuffers!
As Canadians, shopping at Canadian Tire is one of our patriotic duties. Thankfully you can bring your pooch along on the fun! Canadian Tire Sherwood Park stocks some of our favorite treats, such as Greenies Dental Chews at competitive prices. Where else can you buy a hockey stick, snow blower, dog bed, and a new set of winter tires in one trip?
Lowes Sherwood Park is the go-to destination for all things DIY, and thankfully some locations welcome pets! Don't make your pup wait outside in the cold - bring him in and choose your paint colors together. While you're at it, might we suggest picking up some lumber for your very own DIY dog crate end table? So fetch!
Chapters and Indigo
There is nothing better than curling up with a good book and a four-legged snuggle buddy on a snowy winter's day. To our surprise, Chapters Sherwood Park Mall location is dog friendly! So go ahead and leash up your BFF to pick out a book for you, and a little somethin' for those on your list who appreciate the great indoors.
Unleash your inner urban farmer and visit Peavey Mart. But, keep your pets on a leash!
Peavey Mart is a rurally-focused chain offering everything agriculture, pet, lawn and garden, hardware, and homesteading. We love that Peavey mart is pet-friendly and welcomes your four-legged family members with open arms.
If your pup judges a little too hard whenever you swipe your Visa and you want to leave him at home, not to worry! We have you covered. We'll come to your home and walk your dog while you check off your Christmas list. Sign up today and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
Wags and boops,
Your Sherwood Park Dog Walking Team