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Dog Days of Summer: Pet-friendly places in Kingston

By: Madison Danford

To me, there’s nothing like sitting on a patio on a beautiful summer day, and Kingston offers endless opportunities to do just that! However, as a new dog mom, I am constantly on the hunt for dog-friendly patios and places I can bring my four-legged son, Alfie. Through some other blogs, such as pawsitiverlyfit.ca, and Bringfido.ca, as well as suggestions from my colleagues, and perhaps a little personal fieldwork myself (patio hopping), I wanted to share a list of places in Kingston that are pet-friendly. Now, this isn’t a complete list, so if you know of places that are pet-friendly and not listed, please share them in the comments below and we’ll make sure to update this post. 


  • Atomica patio
  • Barcadia 
  • Chez Piggy patio
  • Daft Brewery patio
  • Diane’s Fish Shack and Smokehouse patio
  • Fine Balance Brewery
  • Juniper Café patio
  • Kelsey’s patio
  • Mile and a Quarter Ice Cream (they have free dog ice cream cones!)
  • Northside Espresso and Kitchen patio 
  • Pan Chancho patio
  • Red House patio (West end and Downtown)
  • Rustic Spud patio
  • Stone City Brew Co.
  • The Backyard
  • The Black Dog Tavern patio
  • The Grad Club patio
  • The Mansion patio
  • The Merchant Tap House patio 
  • Toucan (front) patio
  • Union Kitchen + Cocktails patio


  • Canadian Tire
  • Home Depot
  • Indigo 
  • Lowe’s
  • Lululemon
  • Mark’s Work Wearhouse
  • Michaels
  • Old Navy
  • Rona
  • Roots
  • Staples
  • Whit
  • Winners/ Home Sense
  • Wine Rack
  • Of course, pet stores:  
    • Birds n’ Paws
    • Rens
    • Pet Smart
    • Pet Value

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