Education is key to a happy and healthy pet.
Learn about our variety of unique and local items including: mentally stimulating toys, limited ingredient treats, nutritious dry food alternatives, stylish and functional hardware, and helpful housewares. We are proud to be a family-run small business.
In buying local, supporting small, and shopping according to your values.
In being kind to the planet and the beings that call it home.
That everyone deserves support, no matter their age, gender or sexual identity, race, ability, or religious beliefs.
- Our mission is to be an all encompassing support system for families with dogs and cats. We are a dog store and services company with highly educated staff.Our main focus is to build a healthy and happy dog, for the benefit of the whole family.
Get help when you need it, in store or online.
We only stock items we would use for our own dogs.
We'd love to meet you!
Stop by our store at Fraser and Kingsway in Vancouver, BC.
Unit 27, 701 Kingsway, Vancouver BC
Stats*: Weekend hours
*Sep 30, Dec 25, Jan 1: closed
Everything from raw to kibble, we have something that will suit your needs.
The gear you need to train without fear or pain.
Curated and unique toys to exercise your dog's mind.
The magic of Discover Dogs is our amazing team. Read on to learn about us!
Jake got his start with animals working at the SPCA Summer Day camps teaching kids to care for their pets. While doing this Jake also began to take an interest in psychology while attending UBC. It was a natural fit for Jake to take his passion for animals and psychology and turn it towards teaching humans how to teach their pets. These days, Jake mentors our retail team on how to educate clients in store. When he's not training dogs Jake loves to cook, listen to music and wrestle with the 2 little ones.
Tanya got her start working in vet clinics both in Calgary and Vancouver. After seeing the same dogs month after month for the same ailments Tanya developed a strong passion for preventative health care. As a result, nutrition, grooming and health care become a corner stone of the company, which Tanya now spearheads in our healthcare services.
When she's not in the store Tanya loves to cook, get out for walks and play with her two rugrats, Chuck and Huck.
Raised in Costa Rica, Kat developed an immense love for animals of all shapes and sizes while living in the rainy (even more rainy than Vancouver!) central valley and the dry temperate regions of the pacific coast. With bizarre pets ranging from lizards and mice to snakes and sloths, Kat learned a lot about the relationship between humanity and the amazing creatures we share this earth with.
Kat spent a year working in a small Costa Rican shelter learning about veterinary practices and caring for the animals which led her to decide that no matter where life takes her she would always work with dogs.
Communication and Marketing
Since she can remember, Hannah had been asking her parents for a dog. Years of persistent requests, pleading, research on breeds and care, finally all amounted to… “still no.” So when she moved away, Hannah vowed to adopt a furry friend on her own. Luckily, she met Kat who shared her love for animals, and now Hannah is the one who has to say “no” to every adoptable pup Kat shows her. For now they have Garbonzo and Chai, who keep their hands full.
Retail and Healthcare Service
Katie has worked with dogs as long as she has worked in human health care. Her goal is to share her knowledge in canine behaviour, training, nutrition, and cooperative care husbandry with her community. Katie is currently raising a feisty terrier shitzhu mix who excels at nosework, and an older Boston pug coping with aging and separation anxiety. She is no stranger to dietary sensitivities, behavioral struggles, the challenges of puppy raising and most of all the joy of finding solutions to those concerns that bring peace to the whole household. Katie is currently a retail clerk and assists in our cooperative, consent based healthcare program.
Jaime has always been an animal lover and has had at least one animal in their house throughout their whole life. Starting off with cats, their family decided to make the jump to adopting an adorable rescue pittie-mix named Waffles. He had some fear and aggression difficulties. Jaime’s family knew that they wanted to help him through positive association training and having healthy outlets for him. Jaime was hooked. They couldn’t get enough of training walks and going to all the coaching sessions with Waffles and their family.
Through Waffles, Jaime found a local dog daycare and hydrotherapy centre and applied for a job. At that facility, Jaime learned even more about positive reinforcement training, dog’s body language, and the many benefits of hydrotherapy.
Now, Jaime has found the perfect place at Discover Dogs to educate not only themselves, but the community too (while still getting to work with all the wonderful pups they encounter).
Retail and Ordering
Bre has always had compassion towards all living things. She was intrigued from the start, she was constantly studying her pets growing up. Her curiosity led her to pursuing studies in biology and conservation in post secondary. Bre also felt the urge to help living creatures. From an early age she was saving snails and wood bugs on sidewalks and now is helping both dogs and owners through discover dogs, redirecting her passion to both humans and animals. When she’s not at discover dogs, Bre can be found reading at a cafe, baking treats, or meandering around Vancouver.
Blake is a young Indigenous person who has spent their life dedicated to things like art, nature and most importantly, DOGS. For most of their childhood, they had the cutest jack russell terrier. After he passed they spent a lot of time convincing their parents that they were ready for their own dog. After a couple years, they found the right one. Blake adopted an adorable pup named Daisy who deals with reactivity. They have spent the last few years working on that as well as agility with a trainer. This has cemented Blake’s love for dogs and of learning everything they can to help dogs have the best lives possible.
Bio to come!