What's On! Burnaby - Print & Digital Magazine - July-August/2019

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All Breed Grooming


over 20 years of dog grooming experience for all breeds!

By Rachelle Mellanby

I’ve had some questions directed my way recently that I thought might be of interest and helpful to our readers. Here are a few of them:

7720 Royal Oak Ave.

in the Heart of South Burnaby near Metrotown

604-437-5175 • www.citypooch.ca


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Is Burnaby a dog (pet) friendly city? Yes! Burnaby residents spend more money on their cats than any other city in Canada and are ranked in the top 5 cities for spoiling their beloved dogs. Surprised? Have a look and see if your pet(s) have more accessories than you. I know mine does! Where are some good places in Burnaby to take my dog for a walk? Burnaby is a gem for beautiful parks and trails to discover. Did you know, we have the longest recreational, multiuse trail network in the world in our backyard? The Trans Canada trail is an iconic and wonderful on-leash trail for you and your dog! Robert Burnaby and Barnet Marine Park are my favourite off-leash trails to visit on the weekends. I live in a condo. Do you have any suggestions for a good breed of dog for me? All dogs need daily exercise, plenty of attention and access to the outdoors, but Greyhounds and Bulldogs are considered the best breeds for apartment living. They are well known to

be couch potatoes, but will rise to the occasion for a walk with their companion. Does Burnaby require my dog to be licensed, and if so, for what? Like most cities, Burnaby does require you to register and license your dog. A license on your dog’s collar is the fastest and easiest way for your dog to be returned to you if he/she goes missing. The licensing fee also helps to support your local animal control/shelter, which in Burnaby’s case is the SPCA. There seems to be a petrelated service business on every corner in this city. How do I go about finding the right one? Personally, I like referrals from family and friends, so ask your network for recommendations or join a local group/page on social media to get suggestions. A couple tips when searching: (1) interview the potential dog daycare or walker just as much as they quiz you about your dog, and (2) for grooming salons, check out their “before and after shots” of different breed cuts. Also, bring a picture of the style you want, and speak with the groomer instead of the receptionist so there is no miscommunication.

Happy Tails Everyone!



778-232-5230 info@dogscrossing.com

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Rachelle Mellanby is the Owner and Canine Trainer of Dogs Crossing: Canine Training and Pet Services in Burnaby, BC (See ad on this page) If you have a question you’d like Rachelle to answer about your pet, please email us: info@whatsonburnaby.ca

To advertise call 604-379-5550 or e-mail info@whatsonburnaby.ca

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