Downtown Charlottetown has launched a new program to show which businesses are pet-friendly.
Paws Downtown is designed to make it easier for locals and visitors with pets to enjoy the downtown and help them avoid leaving their pet in a hot car.
So far, there are 60 businesses on the list and others who have a pet friendly element are encouraged to sign up.
While some businesses can’t allow pets, they can still be pet-friendly by offering water or treats to pets. Some outdoor patios offer adjacent areas to accommodate pets.
Participating businesses are marked with signage in their windows and there are posters in the area to alert people to the program.