Pet Friendly Salt Spring Island

Services for Pets on Salt Spring are varied and plentiful!

Salt Spring has pet sitters, dog walkers, doggy daycare, pet groomers, pet stores, dog trainers, breeders, behaviour specialists and veterinarian services, Your pet deserves the very best and we have excellent people providing all kinds of services for pets.  Responsible owners know it takes a lot of work to raise well mannered pooches and the right trainer can help tremendously. Caring pet owners make sure their pets are groomed regularly, their toenails and hooves are trimmed and cleaned, their teeth are brushed and they have access to water at all times. Whew! Pets can be alot of work! But we think you will agree, they are all worth it!!!


If you require a Veternarian while living on or visiting our island.
We have two on island:

Salt Spring Veterinary Services for small or large animals.  Emergency Services available. Malcolm and Harold Bond operate a clinic on the family farm – Bon Acres Farm at 300 Le Page Road on Salt Spring. Phone: 250-537-9464

Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic  A full service clinic for small or large animals – with 24 hour emergency service.   Located close to town and on the bus route at 540 Lower Ganges Rd. Phone: 250-537-5334


Pet Training

Ann McPhee of Trekhond Kennels has been teaching people and dogs for 30 years on Salt Spring, dealing with everything from “manners for the real world” to serious behavioural problems. An owner and trainer of champion dogs, McPhee is certified with the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and she is a certified mentor trainer with the Animal Behaviour College. Classes, Assessments, or Behaviour Counselling. Group classses and private lessons available. 
Tel 250- 537-9505

Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare

Salty Dog is an amazing doggy daycare and overnight boarding kennel for ALL types of dogs on 22 acres with lots of private hiking trails. Open 24/7, able to respond to last minute or emergency bookings and they provide a pick up and return service.   The kennels are spacious and very secure  (specializing in caring for huskies).  There is a fenced play area and doggie pool for hot weather. Your dog will love coming for a vacation or play day!  Boarding rates include daily grooming, 2 hikes daily, play time, in house bedtime/crate time and lots of love!    Discounts for multiple dog bookings and long term boarding. To book your pet or for more info please email Jaime at:                Salty Dog Facebook page

Whiskers Pet Store Daycare:
Day Pet Sitting Dog Grooming and Nail Care at One Stop and you can Shop too! 

WHISKERS PET STORE is the only store on the island dedicated completely to your furry and feathered friends! Come visit us for name brand products such as Acana, Orijen, Go, Now, and Taste of the Wild. We also carry Raw and Dehydrated foods. Small critters? Come see us for bedding, food and cages. Wild and domestic bird and fish food are available as well. We do special orders for items not available in our store. Ensure your pets are safe and happy with our hourly Pet Sitting services for your lunch or shopping dates. Come in to find what you need for healthy, happy pets!

Monday – Saturday 9:30  – 4:30 and we are closed Sundays and Holidays.

Whiskers Pet Store Daycare
Joan and Brian Johnson
Tel 250-537-1838

Pet Adventures

Kayaking Salt Spring

Customized, private kayak tour for 2 to 6 people, starting at $150 per group.  Kayak Salt Spring’s mission is to provide family-oriented, educational, and environmentally friendly kayaking adventures that promote the natural beauty and preservation of Salt Spring Island’s wilderness. We are happy to accommodate pets up to 30lbs.
Tel 250 537 6499