Forest adventures for dogs
At Offleash Adventures we are experienced, licensed professionals. On our group hikes, we take your dog on exciting 90 minute adventures into the forests of West Vancouver and North Vancouver. We focus on safety first, without sacrificing any of the fun! We offer safe, reliable, door-to-door service, and you get the security of knowing we are permitted, licensed, bonded, fully insured, and hold current certificates in pet first aid.
A well-socialized dog is a happy dog
The benefits of a well-socialized dog are great! Dogs are social animals that thrive when given the opportunity to travel in a pack and they love to get out and explore. With Offleash Adventures, your dog gets to explore new trails in a safe, supervised, and stimulating environment (dogs are primarily off leash except when required for pack safety), while you get the peace of mind that your dog’s physical, social, and instinctual needs are being met. Plus, because dogs are out with us for 2-4 hours during the day, they’re not bored alone at home all day when you can’t be there.
How it works
We pick up your dog and take them on a stimulating hike in the trails up in the forests of North Vancouver or West Vancouver. Afterward, we bring them home happy and pooped, towel them off (it is the North Shore after all), give them a few treats, and leave you a note with news of the day’s adventures. This is a great alternative to day care. Including transit time, dogs are typically away from home for 2-4 hours. Our clients report their dogs are happy and pooped when they arrive home from work! (Check out our testimonials page with stories from some of our happy clients.)
The pack is already well established since they have hiked together for some time. This makes the introduction of new dogs easier, as they can quickly establish their position within the group. We make sure to always group dogs according to their age, personality and activity levels. All new dogs initially ride up front and are then introduced to the pack on the trail to make for a smooth transition. Small and older dogs, always ride up front. As well, newcomers are always leashed for the first hike while they learn the ropes.
Give us a call and we’ll set up a time for a free consultation with you and your dog at your home. This gives your dog a chance to meet us, for us to get to know your dog (history, medical conditions, etc.), and for you to ask any questions that you may have.
We’ll also cover any special instructions such as pick-up and drop-off instructions, alarm codes, and so on. It’s up to you how we do it. Some people hide a key. Others give us a key or keypad code. For added security, we only identify keys with your dog’s name and all keys are locked in a safe when not needed.
For your security and peace of mind, Offleash Adventures is permitted, bonded, fully-insured, and licensed to operate in both West Vancouver and North Vancouver. We are also accredited with the Better Business Bureau. You can count on us to reliably pick up, drop off, and care for your beloved pet just as you would. We are also certified in pet first aid and carry first aid kits out on the trails with us.