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Pet-friendly Places and Activities to Try in Singapore

Ready to spend some quality time with your pet? Whether you’re looking to take your dog for a walk on the beach or pamper your cat with a relaxing spa, Singapore offers the perfect spots for a fun day out. Here are pet-friendly places and activities you both can enjoy for unforgettable memories.

1. Go for a run

Running with your dog is a fun way to spend time together and helps keep both of you in great shape. There is plenty of off-leash dog runs scattered throughout Singapore where you and your pup can burn off energy and have a good time.

One of the most popular dog runs is the West Coast Park Dog Run in the West. It spans an impressive 0.8 hectares and features obstacle courses, water play areas, and plenty of open space for dogs to run and play. There are also sheltered tables and benches where you and your dog can rest or socialize with other pet parents and pets. And if your furry friend got thirsty and dirty from all that action-packed play, there are free water points and even a high-tech dog washing booth to wash their tiredness away.

If you’re not in the west, don’t worry. There are other places to take your dog for a run including the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Dog Run in the central, the Katong Park Dog Run in the east, the Tiong Bahru Dog Run in the south, and the Sembawang Park Dog Run in the north. These runs are all well-maintained and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for you and your pup.

2. Enjoy a picnic

Planning a Sunday brunch date with your dog? A picnic in Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your pet. This dog-friendly national park is a lush oasis in the heart of the city, offering a respite from the busy streets and a chance to connect with nature. There are plenty of areas throughout the gardens where dogs are allowed, so take your time to explore and find the perfect spot.

But before heading to the garden, make sure to pack enough food and water for both you and your pup. While you may be tempted to share your picnic snacks with your furry companion, it's important to remember that not all human food is safe for dogs. Stick to dog-friendly treats and make sure your pet has access to plenty of fresh water throughout the day.

As you enjoy your picnic, take some time to soak in the peaceful surroundings and bond with your dog. Play fetch, go for a walk, or simply lounge in the sun together. Your pup will appreciate the opportunity to spend quality time with you, and you'll both benefit from the fresh air and exercise.

Do note that the garden has special rules and regulations for pets. As a responsible pet owner, it’s your duty to keep your dog on a leash at all times and to clean up after them while in the garden.

3. Take a dip in doggie pools

Sometimes, the hot weather can be irritating for your pup. Taking them for a swim in a doggie pool can be a fun and exciting experience for you both. Dogs love to splash around in the water and cool off during hot summer days. If you haven't introduced your dog to the joy of swimming, a doggie pool is a great place to start.

Singapore has no shortage of doggie pools to choose from. Many parks and recreation centers throughout the city have installed dog-friendly pools, complete with ramps and shallow areas for pups of all sizes and swimming abilities. These pools offer a great way for dogs to beat the heat during hot Singaporean summers.

One great doggie pool you and your pet can visit is the Hydro Canine located at Joo Chiat Road. Touted as the biggest and longest indoor hydrotherapy pool in Singapore, it is heated to an optimal temperature of 29°C to 30°C and can cater to dogs of all sizes.

If you and your dog want to swim privately together, there’s the Naked Pet at Figaro Street. Or you can also give Wagington at Loewen Road a try. This luxurious, bone-shaped pool is unquestionably Singapore's most inviting & unique dog pool. With so many options available, there's no excuse not to take your furry friend for a refreshing dip.

But before getting started, make sure the water is at a comfortable temperature for your dog. Too cold or too hot water can be uncomfortable and dangerous for them. When your dog is ready, lead them into the pool and encourage them to explore. If your dog is hesitant, try using toys or treats to coax them into the water.

Once they get the hang of it, you may have a hard time getting them out of the pool! Just remember to always supervise your dog while they're swimming and never leave them unattended.

4. Grab a bite together

If you want to enjoy a lazy afternoon with your pet over a cup of joe,  Singapore offers numerous pet-friendly cafes for wonderful al fresco dining.

These pet-friendly establishments not only welcome dogs but also offer them a special dog menu with healthy and delicious food options. This means you and your pup can enjoy a delicious meal at the same time.

These cafes also have a large outdoor seating area where your pet can roam around freely while you finish your desserts or have another round of your caffeine fix. Your dog will love lounging on the comfortable cushions and watching the world go by while you enjoy your meal.

5. Have a leisurely stroll at the beach

Another best way to bond with your dog is to enjoy the beautiful sunset by the beach. Singapore has plenty of stunning beaches where you and your canine companion can take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline.

The East Coast Park is one of the most popular pet-friendly places for a beach walk. This public park has a dedicated area where your dog can run around and a lovely coastline where you can breathe in the sea breeze. You can even rent a bicycle with a pet trailer to take your dog for a ride.

Another great option is Tanjong Beach on Sentosa Island. This is an off-leash dog beach where your furry friend can run free and play in the sand and water. You can bring along some toys and treats for your pet to enjoy while you savor the fresh sea air.

For a quieter and more serene beach experience, Pasir Ris Park is a wonderful choice. You can pack a picnic basket and share a meal with your pet while watching the waves.

Just don’t forget to bring poop bags and always clean up after your dog to keep these places clean and enjoyable for everyone.

6. Go for a staycation

Gone are the days of leaving your furry companion behind or scrambling to find someone to take care of them while you're on vacation. With so many pet-friendly hotels popping up all over Singapore, it’s now easier than ever to take your dog or cat along with you.

To help you plan a memorable staycation with your pet, we've compiled a list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Singapore here.

From luxurious hotels in the heart of the city to serene resorts on Sentosa Island, these hotels offer pet amenities, special services, and pet-centric activities to ensure that your furry companion is as comfortable and happy as you are during your stay. Whether you want to dine out together or explore a new attraction, your pet will be right there by your side, sharing in the excitement. The best part is that these accommodations are only a few hours away from the busy city, making them perfect for a pet-friendly weekend getaway.

Just make sure to check each hotel's pet policy and guidelines before booking to ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay for you and your furry friend.

7. Pamper your pet with spa and grooming services

Just like you, your cat needs some pampering too! And what's better than treating them to a relaxing spa or grooming session? Not only will it make them feel special, but it can also keep them healthy by preventing matting, shedding, skin infections, and allergies.

Luckily, pet salons are becoming more and more popular in Singapore, offering a range of services and packages to spoil your feline friend. From coat styling, nail trimming, massages, and facials to aromatherapy, these treatments can help your cat relax, reduce stress, and improve their overall well-being. They can also help relieve pain and stiffness, which is especially beneficial for older cats.

For the best pet salons in Singapore, check out our list here. Our list features salons with experienced staff and high-quality products, so you can trust that your cat will be in good hands and leave feeling refreshed and happy.

8. Take family portraits

One adorable way to spend time with your pet is to take a family photo with them. Not only will you capture wonderful moments of your furry friend, but you'll also have fun creating beautiful images together.

The good news is that many photo studios in Singapore are pet-friendly, which means that you can bring your dog or cat along and have them be a part of the photoshoot. Among them is the White Room Studio, a renowned photography studio located on River Valley Road.

The studio sits in a 2400 square feet shophouse, so there are a lot of natural backdrops, classic props, and excellent lighting options that can help bring out the best in your furry friend. With the help of their professional photographers, you can have timeless portraits of your pet and family that you can cherish for years to come.

Before coming to the studio, make sure to bring along your pet’s favorite toys and treats so they’ll be in a good mood and cooperative during photoshoots.

9. Spoil your pets with delicious treats

There's nothing quite like the joy of seeing your furry friend's tail wagging with excitement, especially when you treat them with their favorite snacks. In Singapore, there are many pet-friendly stores where your furry companion can indulge in delicious treats.

One of the best shops to visit is the Pet Safari, located in VivoCity Mall. This pet store is a one-stop shop for all your pet needs, offering everything from food and toys to grooming services. They also have a wide range of treats and snacks for dogs, cats, and small animals like hamsters and rabbits. From biscuits and jerky to cakes and ice creams, you can easily spend hours browsing their selection and finding the perfect treat for your pet.

Another great pet shop to visit is the Pet Lovers Centre, which has multiple locations across Singapore. This store has a huge selection of pet food, toys, and accessories, as well as a variety of treats and snacks for all types of pets. They even have a section dedicated to organic and natural treats, perfect for pets with sensitive stomachs or dietary restrictions.

Final thoughts

Singapore is filled with pet-friendly places and activities that offer a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your bond with your pet as well as improve both of your health. So go ahead, have some fun, and make every second count. Your furry friend will thank you for it.

For more pet care tips and guides, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. You can also download the Pawkit app from Google Play and Apple App Store. Pawkit connects Singapore pet owners to a variety of pet-related resources and services. Get everything you need in one place, from the latest pet care tips to your pet’s details and medical history, as well as a directory of on-demand pet services in your area, such as veterinarians, groomers, and daycare.


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