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Downtown Stratford is “Pet-Friendly”. Participating locations are now allowing pets inside or onto their premises (at the discretion of the business). Scroll down the page to see a list of our Pet-Friendly locations, and learn more about where our Poop Bag Stations are located.

A dog's day in the life downtown

Click HERE to find a list of Pet-Friendly locations!

Or look for this sticker in participating businesses!

Please use the provided Poop Bag Stations located in two downtown spots: behind City Hall by the washroom entrance, and on York Street.

Our poop bag refills have been generously donated by The Bakery and Pawsitive Difference Pet Service. If EMPTY please notify Heidi (Barkery) at 519-274-1792 or Christine (Pawsitive) at 519-274-4100.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kindly be aware that there are specific requirements and restrictions that might prevent certain types of businesses from being classified as “pet-friendly”. These legal prerequisites are established uniformly across the province by the health unit.

*ADDITIONAL REMINDER: Each individual business holds the authority to determine whether or not they will choose to accommodate pets. It is not mandatory for any business to permit pets, and they retain the right to refuse service to customers accompanied by animals.

**Please note that this policy does not apply to Registered Service Dogs.

In the event that you do not observe our “Well-Behaved Dogs are Welcome” stickers displayed on the window, we kindly request that you inquire before entering.