Our furry family members have always given us unconditional love. They comfort us when we don’t have our A-game on and make us laugh when we need it the most. National Pet Day is pegged on April 11th, but hey, isn’t it every day? It might just be in our eyes!

Here are some amazing ways to celebrate, spoil and pamper our best little fur buddies…

Very Important Pet (VIP) Friendly Stays:

Kimpton Saint George, Toronto: For a great staycation, visit the Kimpton Saint George with your pet! Pets are welcome at this Downtown Toronto hotel. They can be provided with dog beds, treats, doggy bathrooms, and more. The hotel is in a great location for urban exploring. It’s steps from Yorkville, Queen’s Park, and the Cherry Blossom trees at Robarts Library (UofT). The best thing, however, is that this hotel does not charge extra for pet stays or for room cleaning.

The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto:  Give your pet the VIP treatment with its Dog Days Package. This package includes a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed, dog bowl, water-resistant pet blanket, a bag holder gift for a leash and treats from a local dog bakery. Further more, you get a curated list of pet-friendly places near the hotel. 

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Strata Kingston Hotel, Ontario: Enjoy pet merchandise and a donation to a local animal rescue with the hotel’s Pet Package. This offer includes a Kingston branded collar, leash, and toy ($45 value). In addition, the hotel will donate to the Kingston Humane Society for each Pet Package check-in. 

Green Acres Inn, Kingston: Welcomes furry guests as VIPs, pampering them with specially crafted amenities in their Pampered Pooch Package. This package includes not only a dog bed and fresh doggy linens, dog bowls, and dog treats but also a Kingston-branded dog tug toy, a dog collar and a dog leash bundled in a Kingston-branded tote ($45 dollar value), dog walking maps, and a list of pet-friendly patios in Kingston. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this package are donated to Kingston Animal Rescue. 

W Montreal: Treat your furry friend to a ‘Fur-tastic Stay’ with the P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program at W Montreal. Let them indulge in luxury with inclusive cleaning fees, freshly cooked pet meals via the hotel’s room service menu, a welcome kit (bed, bowls, and a pet-friendly-places map), and pet amenities (toys and treats). Give your pet the VIP treatment they deserve and make unforgettable memories together at W Montreal.  

Hotel Indigo Vancouver Downtown – Portland Area: Make your stay a little extra pawsome and bring your furry family members. At Hotel Indigo Vancouver Downtown – Portland Area, you can spoil your pup with an amenity bag, including treats and a toy, running now until the end of 2024

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver: Situated in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district and within walking distance of False Creek and Yaletown, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver offers a luxurious experience for guests travelling with pets. The hotel has a dedicated Very Important Pet Package running through December 31, 2024, complete with a custom-made pet meal and, of course, a ‘puppucchino’.

the Douglas Vancouver: Located within Vancouver’s vibrant Parq Vancouver resort, the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection weaves nature into an elegant urban environment. Guests staying at the hotel with their four-legged friends can take full advantage of the Paw-Some Package. This includes a custom pet meal and waived pet cleaning fees until December 31, 2024.  

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre: Nestled in the heart of Whistler Village, the award-winning Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre boasts contemporary all-suite accommodations for guests and their pets. The hotel’s Pamper Your Pet Package includes a bag of pet treats, an upcycled climbing rope tug toy from Little Pine Pet, and more. $5 per night’s stay is donated to Whistler’s animal shelter, Whistler Animals Galore (WAG). Guests can book by November 26, 2024, to experience the package.

Watermark Beach Resort: Located on sparkling Osoyoos Lake in the South Okanagan, Watermark Beach Resort warmly welcomes four-legged canine friends and is proud to have ‘Pets Can Stay Certification’. This provides exceptional pet amenities and services for the pet-toting traveller. Dog treats and a pooch welcome pack are provided upon arrival, and the resort’s pet-friendly location is close to walking trails and a doggie beach for swimming, walking and fetching. A pet guest fee of $30 per night (max $180 per stay) is applied per pet. 

Accent Inns: BC’s pet-friendliest hotel chain, with a big personality and a bigger heart, is celebrating National Pet Day with month-long pet deals. Throughout April, Accent Inns is offering no-pet fees, tailored amenities for your furry friends, and pawsome pet-friendly rooms. Whether you have a dog, cat, bird, lizard, or even a llama, give the hotel group a call. With five locations in Victoria, Richmond, Burnaby, Kelowna, and Kamloops, this family-owned-and-operated group of hotels closely works with the BC Humane Society (HOWLidays photos!) and welcomes everyone.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown: Set off on an unforgettable journey with your beloved furry companions with Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown’s exclusive Pet Package. Reserve your accommodations and treat your pets to a variety of amenities catered just for them. Firstly, they’ll enjoy a cozy bed for their relaxation. Second, get a delightful and homemade welcome gift upon arrival, and , finally, guests will have a handy map highlighting nearby off-leash pet zones. Demonstrate your appreciation for your pets by including them in your travel itinerary and crafting cherished experiences together. 

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Doggone Amazing Eats:

Land & Sea Cod Pet Treats: Proudly sourced and processed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Traditionally discarded in the filleting process, upcycled cod skins provide your pet with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and collagen for healthy skin, coat, and joints—all necessary in a healthy dog’s diet. Sourced from an MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified Fish Processor as an Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Fishery.

VooCoo Wave Elevated Pet Food and Water Duo: Designed with a unique wave shape, this bowl solves common problems associated with traditional duo-bowl set-ups. The waves on the bowl edge provide space for chins and whiskers, while also limiting bowl contents from mixing. As a result, this ensures that your pet’s food and water stay fresh and hygienic.

Celebrate With Outside Fits:

Canada Pooch Waterproof Harness Raincoat: This two-in-one raincoat makes getting out for walks a little easier. Specifically, full belly coverage and comfort keep the pup dry. Reinforced and secured adjustable built-in harness has a buckle and velcro closure as well as rust-proof hardware. Two colours available. Use Promocode: HARLEY15 for friends discount on all regular priced items on their site. 

Canada Pooch Waterproof Harness & Leash: Whether you’re at home, the beach, or the cottage, this easy and comfortable harness and leash set is odor-resistant. It has a great step-in design and is also fully adjustable with a secure fit. This includes no-pull front and back D-ring leash attachments. The harness comes with a matching waterproof leash. Use Promocode: HARLEY15 for a friend discount on all regular-priced items on their site. 

Club Huey: The most adorable and funny sayings on comfy shirts for our favourite pups. Lots of Mother’s Day options are already on the site (hey, dog moms are moms too!). Likewise, find sweet sweaters and hoodies. Even matchy-matchy human and dog sets. Watch for promos!

Tickless: if you’re looking for chemical free alternatives to repelling tick and fleas, this non-toxic and environmental friendly device is a great choice. Great for camping, cottaging and even parks in the city. This innovative device works well for up to 6 months without any prescribed medication. It’s also available for humans as well. Finally, read about what you should know about tick season on our site here.

Cuteness Overload beyond National Pet Day:

Squishmallow’s Pet Beds: you may have seen these super comfy beds all over TikTok! Cushioned bolsters around the edges create a natural headrest, while the sleeping area stuffed with polyester-fiber filling and unique squishy fabrication covering the outside make for the softest and most comfortable snooze for your fur baby. Several adorable options including a Frog, Octopus, Pineapple, and Shark. (Available at Canadian Tire and Amazon)

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Rainy Day Fun:

PetSafe treat dispenser toys: keep your pup busy at home or away with easy to pack and safe toys. Our pup loves this Chilly Penguin Freezer safe toy. Fill with broth, water, or yogurt with mashed blueberries and freeze until needed. Great way to keep a busy pup stimulated. Various options available.

PetSafe Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy: Kitty will love to pounce and play all day.. Simply place the toy on any elevated, flat surface or hang it on a doorknob. With 2 play mode options and a random, moving laser display, the Dancing Dot toy is a fun way to keep your cat healthy and active. One-Time-Play mode turns the toy on for 15 minutes and Play-All-Day mode turns the toy on for 15-minute intervals every 2 hours. The Certified Class 1 laser is completely safe for your cat. Move and adjust the position of the toy to keep your cat challenged and engaged during playtime.

Dandelion Gentle Dog Wash Essentials: Clean dirty paws with this line of cleaning solutions for pets with sensitive skin. Soothing and nourishing shampoos and conditions. Their Clean Paws No-Rinse Foaming  Cleanser is  a dog parent favourite.

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