Where can I take my pet during the dog days of winter?

As the extreme cold warning continues in Edmonton and across Alberta, it’s been difficult for pet owners to take their dogs out for a walk or run. Sarolta Saskiw takes a look at how people can safely keep their furry friends active during this cold snap.

EDMONTON – It’s cold. Too cold to even take your beloved dog out for a walk. So where else can you bring your pet so that it can burn off some energy?

Our sisters at Sonic 102.9 put together a list of dog-friendly establishments so you can get to walking–and your dog can get to sniffing butts, as our radio friends put it–even when it’s minus 30.

  1. Petland – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  2. PetSmart – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  3. Canadian Tire – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  4. Rona – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  5. Lowe’s – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  6. Home Depot – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  7. Michael’s – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  8. Greenland Garden Centre – Sherwood Park
  9. Salisbury Greenhouse – Sherwood Park
  10. The Enjoy Centre – St. Albert
  11. Chapter’s – multiple Edmonton and area locations
  12. Camper’s Village – two Edmonton locations
  13. Urban Barn – multiple Edmonton locations
  14. Alberta Railway Museum – Edmonton
  15. Doggie Day Cares – find out which one works best for you!
  16. RexPlex Indoor Canine Sports Facility – located just outside St. Albert
  17. Doggy Style Deli – a restaurant for dogs and humans alike located in Edmonton
  18. Sit Stay Squat – a gym for you and your dog located in Edmonton


Edmonton remains under an extreme cold warning and the weather for the next bit is expected to stay cold, but Environment Canada is forecasting less frigid temperatures come Sunday and Monday.

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