Services for Pets on Salt Spring are varied and plentiful!

Pet services like Veterinary, Grooming, Sitting, Training, Dog Walking, and Breeding are all available on Salt Spring island. 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!:

Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic  A full service clinic for small or large animals – with 24 hour emergency service.  Very supportive of Alternative methods for pets. See advertisement below for more information. Located close to town and on the bus route at 540 Lower Ganges Rd. Phone: 250-537-5334  E-mail: and the website is

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

Integrative Veterinary Care

Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic is a full service large and small animal hospital with 24 hour on call service. GIVC is committed to practicing the highest quality medical and surgical care with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Services include routine healthcare, general surgery, dental service, digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound, in house lab and pharmacy and a full grooming service. Specialty services are also available on Island by referral or request through Island Mobile Paws Veterinary Services. They offer acupuncture, laser and therapeutic ultrasound combined with directed therapy exercises.  Our healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual animal owner. Located close to Salt Spring’s downtown  (on the bus route).

540 Lower Ganges Rd.
Tel 250-537-5334

Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care (Formally Tree of Life) – Courtney, BC
Dr. Radhika Rajagopal is the owner of Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care. She has experience as an emergency veterinarian and has successfully graduated from the Chi institute in Florida as a Veterinary Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She is fully dedicated to continuing Dr. Marlene Smith (who created the original Tree of Life clinic) work in integrating Western Medicine with Traditional Chinese, Chiropractics, Accupuncture and Homeopathy modalities. Dr. Rajagopal and Dr. Smith form a strong team with extensive knowledge and experience in Western scientific medicine  the above alternative medicine modalities. It is worth the trip to Courtney to ensure you and your pet have all the options covered!
Tel 1-250-338-2316

Pet Grooming

The Dog Spot Professional Pet Grooming is owned and operated by Janet Kennedy. She has been grooming dogs for over 8 years on Salt Spring Island. She offers a wide range of pet grooming services to fit your lifestyle needs.  Newcomers are always welcome! Located in the same building as the Gulf Islands Veterinary Clinic -right next door with the entrance off the parking lot. Call in advance to book your appointment.  Janet is a gentle, loving, dog person with excellent skills in handling all your dog’s needs.
540 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC
Tel 250-537-0817
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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

Dog Walking and Adventure Hikes

Dances With Dogs offers daily off leash GPS tracked adventure hikes, private walks, and overnight care for all house hold pets. Serving all of Salt Spring Island we are happy to get your dog mentally stimulated, socialized, and well exercised. Complimentary meet and greets offered all breeds accepted! What are you waiting for? Go on, make your dog’s day!
Call Brandi Blair today to set up your meet and greet 250-888-9782
Get daily high quality photos of your pet’s adventure
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Pet Sitting

Young Senior Pet Sitter Very quiet smoke free home with loving and caring Woman who has two small dogs of own. One is a senior and one is not. Lovely area for walking with older dogs. Have a small deck for out doors and a fully enclosed dog run . Very relaxing and comfortable. I am also a Volunteer for Doggie Daycare (SPCA). So if your looking for a day away or even an over nighter or a weekend away and need help with your dog I’ll be glad to watch them for you. If your dog is special needs and has to take medication I am comfortable and experienced in giving medication. Flea season is upon us so please have your pet treated. Thank you.

Please call phone number provided 778-353-1609   
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Whiskers Pet Store Daycare:
Day Pet Sitting Dog Grooming and Nail Care at One Stop and you can Shop too! 

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