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Welcome to The Dog Network!

We are Matt and Stacey. The Dog Network is a community based website designed by dog owners for dog owners.

The idea for The Dog Network came from a need to find new places to exercise Stacey’s German Shepherd (Avy – short for Avalanche). Many web searches later we found that there was a lack of one single resource where dog owners could go to find off-leash dog parks. We aim to combine this information for dog owners in British Columbia and eventually the rest of Canada.

On our site you will find a directory listing of off-leash dog parks in the Greater Vancouver area, many areas of Vancouver Island and the Okanagan as well as a large collection of on-leash parks and dog-friendly hikes and trails. You will also find a blog section filled with product reviews and descriptions of some of our hikes and adventures. We also have an Events Page featuring upcoming dog-friendly events.

The site is expanding daily so check back to find more hikes, articles and events. As we continue to develop we will be adding additional features such as a directory of dog retailers (stores, groomers, vets, daycares, etc.), dog-friendly places to visit (hotels, restaurants, campsites and more) and other exciting features.

We would love to hear from you too! If there are features you would like to see covered, drop us a line and let us know. If we have missed your favourite park, would like to send us your pictures or would like to help improve or update a directory listing, please contact us here.

The dog network founders and their dog, avy, enjoying a cold beverage on a hot sunny day at the dog-friendly outdoor patio at the rock chute kitchen and bar patio on mount seymour, north vancouver, bc