Love Dogs? So Does Q Lofts

December 10, 2014
Lola Augustine Brown

Cute puppiesUnlike many residential developments in Halifax, Q Lofts has no restrictions on the size of dogs allowed and is ready to welcome two dogs per unit. (Aggressive dogs or those that cause excessive noise aren’t suited to condo living, and there is a pet policy in place to protect both dog owners and those owners without dogs — email us if you’d like to see the policy.) And, because acoustic insulation in Q Lofts is so good, the likelihood of your dog being heard by others in the building is pretty low which keeps everyone happy. With that in mind, here are three of our favourite dog friendly places and events that are within walking distance of Q Lofts.

Fort Needham Memorial Park

Head north up Gottingen Street and you’ll find the entrance to this park with a generously sized large off-leash dog area just after you cross Young Street. Dogs are welcome from 5am – 10pm, and it is a great place to meet up with other dog owners so that your pup can socialize. Because the park is up a hill, you’re rewarded with great views out over Dartmouth, and this park is home to the memorial bell tower commemorating those who died in the Halifax Explosion.

House of Dogs Professional Grooming

This beauty parlor for puppies is located on Quinpool Road and offers a full range of grooming services, as well as toys, collars, doggie accessories and more in their retail section. The owners do a lot of volunteer work with the local SPCA helping dogs look beautiful to help them get adopted – isn’t that sweet?

Paws on the Common Dog Festival

This two-day festival of everything canine is held in August at the Emera Oval on the Halifax Commons. The program includes a costume contest, small dog races, best trick contests, demonstrations by police dogs, retailers, and lots of opportunities to meet with shelter dogs that need a home. Last year’s event was really fun, for the dogs and their accompanying humans.


Lola Augustine Brown

Lola Augustine Brown

Freelance writer Lola Augustine Brown is a regular contributor to Canadian Living, The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, and various other magazines and newspapers. She lives in Nova Scotia, and loves Halifax’s North End.