4205 Ste-Catherine Ouest
This popular pet supply store has been Westmount’s hot spot for dogs since 1994. Chuck Altman and four-legged co-owner Doobie provide a wide selection of high-quality and premium pet products, from the latest and trendiest fashions to an excellent variety of dog food sure to please even the pickiest eaters. All this, plus knowledgeable and friendly service. littlebear.ca
4868 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Whether Fido needs a stylish new outfit or the best health food available, this adorable Westmount boutique has it all. Friendly staff, shelves of toys grouped by colour, and luxe grooming services round out the experience. barkandfitz.com
122A Westminster Nord
High-end booties, jackets, and bling are all in stock at this pet boutique/grooming center/bakery. The warm service from owners Michelle Sturino and Lydia Moore delights, plus they offer hotel pick-up and drop-off grooming service with all-natural products for canine travellers in need of a coiffure. urbanpet.ca
1201A Rue Mont-Royal Est or
Multitask! Treat you and your pet to the delicious spa products at this smart boutique. Fresh, hand-crafted bath and body products for you, Woof Cosmétiques’ wonderful Coconut and Lime Shampoo for your best friend, naturalment.
1900 Augustin catin suite 302
Pamper your pooch with a one-hour photo session at this renowned photo studio. Price includes an online web gallery and one 5x7 print.
5976 Avenue Monkland
On a frigid winter day, four-legged and two-legged friends will rejoice in this welcoming canine café, which brings the community of the dog park indoors. No human food but lots of homemade meals for Fido. doggiebagcafe.ca
263 St. Viateur West or
1127 Mont. Royal East
This 50-year-old bagel factory is why, when you think Montreal, you think bagel. Current owner Joe Morena began working here at 14 and, nearly 50 years later, he still sticks to tradition, producing only the same sesame and poppy seed bagels as in 1962. Open 24 hours! Want to take a taste? They’ll ship across Canada. stviateurbagel.com
3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Since 1928, Montrealers have been loyal disciples of this world famous deli’s mouth-watering meats. Now it’s your turn. Grab a smoked sandwich to go and enjoy the sights on a stroll down Boulevard Saint Laurent. If you’re nice, you’ll share with Poochie.
200 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest
You’ll find the city’s best borscht, perogies, and cabbage rolls at this family-run Polish restaurant nestled in the heart of picturesque Old Montreal. stashcafe.com
4177 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
This tiny, charming, and friendly spot offers excellent, everything-made-on-the-spot burgers, fries, tofu stir-fries, and salads at very affordable prices. A delicious, cooked-in-front-of-you mini burger is just $2.25 and the must-have Montreal-classic poutine is amazing.
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.
Famous for hosting John and Yoko’s 1969 “Bed-in for Peace,” this stately, storied hotel welcomes classy pooches under 20 pounds. Truly the grande dame of Montreal hotels, the Queen Elizabeth was recently recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the 500 greatest hotels in the world. From the grand lobby and helpful staff to the well-appointed, luxurious rooms and suites, both you and Fluffy will be staying in style. Situated above the underground train station, in the middle of Montreal’s commercial and cultural districts, you’ll be close to thousands of boutiques and restaurants as well as the business center, making it a perfect choice, whether your stay is business or pleasure. A $25 daily fee applies and dogs should remain in their kennel and not be left unattended in the room.
10 Sherbrooke Ouest
(514) 843 6000
A mere stroll (or stagger) from the bars, restaurants, and shops of happening Saint Laurent and the cultural delights of the Latin Quarter, yet less than a kilometre from Montreal’s Convention Center and business district, this hip boutique hotel never fails to please. The stellar location and combination of luxury and sleek minimalism of modern design make for a most memorable stay. Gracious service, a terribly chic lobby and rooms, atmospheric lighting, low beds, slate showers: the little details are not overlooked, not even when it comes to your dog. Greeting your furry traveling companion are a comfy bed, bowls, and a delightful Howlistic International Doggie Jet Set Kit containing treats, toys, and necessities like the tiny-purse-sized “poo adieu” containing a solitary bag, a temporary ID tag, and a Greenie, in case Rex forgot his toothbrush. There’s also an (edible) stogie to be enjoyed post-dinner, a lead, and therapeutic paw massage cream to be used after a long day of exploring the city streets. There is no additional charge for dogs and, best of all, no sizism, Big dogs are welcome, too; they only ask you don’t leave Rex—big or little—unattended in the guestroom. opushotel.com/montreal
1425 De La Montagne
Fashionable hounds and their owners will delight in the plush luxury (think canopy beds and flat-screen TVs by the Jacuzzi tub) of the Hotel Vogue, located wonderfully near the shopping mecca of Ste. Catherine’s Street. The “Loews loves pets” policy means star service for canines, with special bedding, food and water bowls, even a placemat awaiting them. Plus, they’ll be greeted by treats and a toy upon their arrival, along with a welcome note including information on local walking routes and pet-friendly restaurants. The pet-specific “do not disturb” sign is particularly charming. Your best friend isn’t even neglected when it comes to ordering room service; the menu includes entrées especially for Fido, such as grilled chicken or lamb on rice, designed in conjunction with a veterinarian to help pets deal with travel stress. For health-conscious dogs, Loews also offers a vegetarian meal and for late-night munchies, you’ll find gourmet dog biscuits in the minibar. To help your dog work off all these snacks, the concierge is happy to arrange for a dog walking service or dogsitting, if that is required. But best of all, there are no extra fees or size restrictions. loewshotels.com
262 rue St-Jacques Ouest
Old world charm, Louis-Philippe design, and unparalleled service distinguish this boutique hotel. Built in 1870, its rooms boast high ceilings and classic appointments. Walk out the door and into the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, one of North America’s oldest communities, and soak in the blend of French Ancien Régime and British Colonial architecture that make up this neighbourhood. Canine guests of any size or stature are warmly welcomed, though a canine party is not—there is a maximum of one dog per room. A cleaning fee of $50 per night is levied. hotelxixsiecle.com
1260 Chemin Remembrance
Dogs (and you) will love this mountain park’s variety as forested areas give way to picturesque cemeteries and panoramic views of the city. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
Sherbrooke at Papineau
Corner of Sherbrooke and Avenue du Parc Lafontaine
Nestled on the eastern edge of the Bohemian Plateau Mont-Royal community, this 100-acre urban oasis offers idyllic strolls around two man-made ponds and an off-leash dog park near the tennis courts. Note that Rottweilers, Pits, and Dobermans must be on leash at all times, even in the off-leash area.
5525 Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul
This top-quality pet hotel doubles as a club where active pups can enjoy the gym or customized entertainment programs for a day. With its focus on your pup’s well-being and health, it offers a fun social setting for urban pups and peace of mind for pet parents.