If you want to support awesome local doggy businesses, I know just the places!

supplies & Services:

Planet Paws

An awesome little store near Shubie Park with delicious treats, fun toys, and all sorts of other goodies! Ruby LOVES the liver treats here.

Fitpup Exercise and Training

Katie Hart runs this wonderful company, offering dog walks, training, and group hikes! She's incredibly kind, well-versed in dog training, and loves her own pups to pieces.


For those who love exercising and strengthening their bond with their dogs, Dogrunnin is such an amazing company! The owner, Sarah Warford, and her dog, Pippy, will help you determine the best exercise routine for your dogs age, breed, health and temperament. Soon the two of you will be running through the forests to your heart's content.

Petite Urban Pooch (PUP)

This place is fantastic. It's a doggy daycare for small dogs, and it's located in an adorable and super chic building on Gottingen Street! The daycare is run by new owner, Cindy James.

Unleashed Potential K9

A fantastic training program with locations in Halifax, Bridgewater, the valley, and Stratford (PEI). Any dog can be trusted off-leash after completing this training - it's possible. Contact Camellia Saunderson for help in the valley!

K9 Partners Assistance Dogs

K9 Partners Assistance Dogs provides independence and helps disabled individuals. They do this through partnership with dogs whose skills are developed by highly dedicated and educated volunteers and staff. This program is dedicated to providing services at no charge to individuals with various disabilities.


Siblings K9 Rescue

A non-profit organization that brings dogs into foster care and finds them appropriate loving homes. They also work closely with a shelter in Yonkers, New York to help place shelter dogs to new homes in the Maritimes.

Good Bones Dog Rescue

Good Bones Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization run by a group of experienced all breed dog loving volunteers dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing unwanted and abandoned dogs locally and from shelters within Canada.

Litters n' Critters

Most of the dogs you see being rehomed through Litters 'n Critters are from private homes across Nova Scotia and are fostered until adoption. They also work with other shelters in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Quebec to provide homes for dogs who can't otherwise find them in their local areas.

Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue

A rescue organization that rehabilitates and re-homes dachshunds in New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Marley's Hope

This all-breed rescue is run by Darlene Grady-Lunn and she ensures that every pup is matched with the perfect family for their needs.

Cool Dog Rescue

A small foster based non-profit all breed dog rescue. They rescue dogs facing euthanasia in Quebec, and bring them to Nova Scotia to be adopted into loving homes.