Barb Marquardt

BFF (best furry friend) night at Sweet Delight

Don't leave your dog in the car, they're welcome on-leash

Leash your pets and bring them by.

Barb Marquardt, owner/operator of Sweet Delights Victoria in Oak Bay, found the simple sentiment in a sign online while perusing a site featuring Victoria Adoptables. She had to have one for the candy shop in Athlone Court on Oak Bay Avenue.

Now, sign in the window, she figures it’s time to give back to the non-profit organization that provided the pithy reminder that furry animals should not be left in cars.

“The Oak Bay market is perfect because it’s going to be a busy night anyway,” Marquardt said. “We’ve got the tent, it’s nice and cool, probably won’t be overwhelming for the pets.”

So on Wednesday the store invites all pet owners to shop with their BFF’s (best furry friends) and Victoria Adoptables, through the Victoria Humane Society, will benefit.

Partial proceeds from all sales during the Oak Bay market from 4 to 8 p.m. will benefit the Victoria Humane Society. The usual market night prize wheel will be by donation, cotton candy proceeds and another prize by-donation will all raise funds for the society.

“They’re going to come as well with a pet, a dog, and some of their things for sale,” Marquardt said. “I love animals and pets and I think this is a good way to give back to animals and the community.”

The August market featuring live music and more than 100 local vendors runs 4 to 8 p.m. rain or shine on Aug. 13 along the village core of Oak Bay Avenue.