It's been said time and time again that we humans don't deserve dogs. From their simply adorable wagging tails to their ability to know and comfort us when we're sad, these furry companions deserve to be treated like royalty. That, of course, means healthy eating, exercise, and unlimited petting and cooing, but it also means treating them to a special date night whenever you can. And, with an abundance of dog-friendly places in Hamilton, Ontario, there's no shortage of adorable doggy date nights for you and your fur baby to enjoy.

Ontario may be about to allow you to bring your fur baby to bar patios again. But, even if that change doesn't happen, there are already so many opportunities in the Hammer to spoil your pup that are more than just a walk in the park.

How about visiting a beautiful castle? Or putting that sniffer to good use and picking tasty apples together? You can even keep it chill and go on a shopping date together in an incredible greenhouse.

No matter what you choose to do, it's important to show our doggos some love. Now, all that's left to do is grab that leash and get ready to show your K9 companion just how much they truly mean to you.

Coffee Date @ Munchies Coffee House & BARKery

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1000 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: The first of many pet-friendly cafes and restaurants in Hamilton, Munchies Cafe & BARKery is one of the best in the city. You can book party rooms and even pre-order entire doggy birthday cakes. Don't worry, there are plenty of delicious baked goods for you to enjoy as well. Be sure to check out all of the doggy guidelines before your visit.


Go Plant Shopping @ Terra

Price: Prices vary

Address: 340 Hwy 20 R.R. #1, Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: If pups and plants are a few of your favourite things, why not combine the two with a shopping trip at Terra? You can grab a new exotic house plant for your collection and spend some quality time with your fur baby too.


Spoil Them @ Bark & Fitz

Price: Prices vary

Address: 2290 Queensway Dr. #2, Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: If it's time to spoil your fur baby, then a quick trip to Burlington might be just what you're looking for. You can pick up some seriously gourmet treats, stylish accessories, and all the toys their little hearts desire at Bark & Fitz. For an extra treat, why not get them a fancy new haircut as well?


Feel Like Royalty @ Dundurn Castle

Price: Free outside

Address: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you want to treat your fur prince or princess like the royalty we know they are, then a visit to the beautiful Dundurn Castle is the perfect doggy date. Your dog will love the lush outdoor area while you marvel at the beauty of this historic building.


Grab A Beer @ Collective Arts Brewery

Price: Prices vary

Address: 207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like enjoying a cold one after a long day of working like a dog. Except for maybe enjoying that cold one while hanging with your BFF. You and your pup can enjoy a selection of craft beers (just for you, we should add), live entertainment, and beautiful artwork.


Apple Picking @ The Apple Orchard Inc.

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1668 ON-6, Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: From fields of bright yellow sunflowers to trees lined with apples and pears, the cutest pumpkin patches, rides, and more, there's plenty of fun to be had at The Apple Orchard Inc. Be sure to bring your doggo along to help pick the best and tastiest fruit.


Go Exploring @ Fifty Point Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 1479 Baseline Rd., Winona, ON

Why You Need To Go: The best doggy date nights involve lots of running, exploring, and of course, all of the petting. Fifty Point Conservation Area is an excellent place for all of this. Your doggo can run along the water, or follow the looped hiking trail that that crosses the lake. Don't forget to look for the cutest little green lighthouse too.



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