Pawsome Dog-Friendly Cafes in Perth

From spacious, dog-friendly outdoor seating to doggy treat menus, there’s a plethora of dog-friendly cafes in Perth for you and Fido to visit on a lazy weekend. Great spots for your well-behaved pup to socialise with other furry friends while you sip on your latte and tuck into delish brekky or brunch treats, these adorable cafes are welcoming to both humans and their fur friends.

In no particular order, we’ve listed 10 furbaby-friendly eateries around Perth for you to explore below. Plus cute snaps of doggos insitu!

Discover 10 of Perth’s Dog-Friendly Cafes

FurBaby Cafe

Google  rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: 29/386 Wanneroo Rd, Westminster WA 6061

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What better way to start off our list of Perth’s dog-friendly cafes than with one that is truly dog-friendly, complete with a dog treat barkery, pamper salon and doggy daycare? Aptly named the FurBaby Cafe, this adorable spot is located in the northern suburbs of Perth at Westminster where your pup can enjoy doggy treats like “Bark-A-Sundae” and “Dog Beer” while you chow down on your human-friendly brunch item of choice. They even host birthday parties for dogs that like to paw-ty!

Check out what’s on offer for you and Fido at the FurBaby website.


Slate Cafe

Google  rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 12 Dulwich St, Bennett Springs WA 6063

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Kid friendly, paw friendly and family friendly, Slate Cafe is just 20 minutes from the CBD and a dog-friendly cafe in Perth that’s not to be missed. Rated by Jetstar as one of Australia’s most inst-worthy cafes, Slate Cafe dishes up mouthwatering brekky and lunch options alongside puppacinos for your furbaby, in a contemporary rustic setting. They even host breed-specific playdates at their enclosed doggie playground on weekends where your pup can meet and play with their brother or sister-from-another-mother!

Don’t miss out on the next play date by following their Instagram @slatecafe or view their delicious menu here.


Yelo Trigg

Google  rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 331 W Coast Dr, Trigg WA 6029

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An adorable little beachfront cafe with plenty of space for furbabies out front, Yelo Trigg is a bustling spot for locals and dogs that enjoy overlooking the beach while tucking into a good selection of fresh and healthy sandwiches, snacks and smoothies – plus excellent coffee from Fiori, an award-winning WA roasting company. Whether you’re popping by pre or post-surf, Yelo Trigg has a casual, relaxed atmosphere for you and your fur kid to take in the ocean views.

Open everyday from 6am to 6pm, stalk their instagram @yelotrigg.


Rise & Grind Espresso Bar

Google  rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 255A Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview WA 6018

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Serving up Perth’s award-winning Pound coffee daily alongside an indulgent menu all prepared in-house, Rise & Grind Espresso Bar has delightfully healthy and deliciously naughty sweet treats to suit every customer. From sinful loaded shakes to vegan treats, Rise & Grind has outdoor seating for you, puggo and friends.

Tantalise your taste buds by viewing Rise & Grind Espresso Bar’s latest posts on their Facebook page.


The Kiosk Floreat Beach

Google  rating to date: 4.1/5

Address: Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015

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From brekkie, burgers, crab linguine to the kiosk healthy bowl, The Kiosk is all about the beach lifestyle, dishing up tasty fare and good vibes. Right by the beach, the alfresco dining area overlooks the ocean where you and Fido can ponder on the miracle of life together.

See what’s on the The Kiosk menu here.


Little Stove

Google  rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: Shop 97/103 Harris St, Bicton WA 6157

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With a beautiful community feel where everyone belongs, include four-legged friends, Little Stove focuses on cooking good food using fresh and local produce. An antique-themed space in Bicton, this Perth dog-friendly cafes has dog bowls outside as well as dog treats and trinkets at the counter – a lovely space for brunch with your furry BFF.

Keep up to date with the latest events and offerings at Little Stove via their Facebook page.


Babylon Cafe

Google  rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: 656 Newcastle St, Leederville WA 6007

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Colourful and fun with retro vibes, Babylon Cafe has outdoor seating for humans and fur friends. Named after a Bob Marley album, it’s a well-hidden establishment in Leederville but their simple home-made menu and quality coffee is well worth the hunt. According to Google Reviews, their coffee is just “heaven that comes in a mug”, a verified crowd pleaser amongst coffee snobs – so be sure to come along to this eclectic spot with your pup!

View the @babylon_cafe Instagram.


2 Green Fingers

Google  rating to date: 4.5/5

Address: 96 Bawdan St, Willagee WA 6156

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A dog lover’s haven, this spacious Willagee dog-friendly cafe has natural dog treats for your pup and delicious treats for humans too. With its shabby chic interior and mismatched array of furniture, 2 Green Fingers dishes up specialty coffee and holistic, homemade plant-based and vegan meals in a casual, relaxed environment.

See what’s happening at 2 Green Fingers on their Facebook page.

Steam Haus

Google  rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: 206B Whatley Cres, Maylands WA 6051

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Located in an old house across from Mayland train station, Steam Haus has a cosy sheltered veranda for pawrents and fur children. With a wonderful all-day breakfast for humans, the staff loving having pooch patrons and also sell dog treats with all proceeds going to the Greyhound Rescue organisation.

For more information on what Steam Haus has to offer, visit their Facebook page.


BOOespresso

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 49 Stuart St, Perth WA 6000

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A hole-in-the-wall micro cafe, both you and Fido can grab your coffee fix at BOOespresso. With a dog-friendly park just opposite, pamper your furbaby with a small or large puppacino as well as dog treats, after burning off some energy at the park. Serving up light eats and excellent coffee for humans, BOOespresso has garnered quite the furry following. From the same owner, you can also check out BOOtoo which offers all-day brunch and night-time pizza.

Start the weekend right with BOOespresso – check out their Facebook page.

 

 

 

Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Around Brisbane

Treat your furry BFF to a fun day of splish splashing at one of the dog-friendly beaches in and around Brisbane. If your pup is a first-time or nervous swimmer, you can try visiting at low tide where they can practice dipping their paws and easy paddling in the cool waters. BYO frisbee and treats and let your pup meet other water-loving four-legged friends while you people watch and catch up on some fresh sea air, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

If you’re thinking of going on a holiday in sunny Queensland, be sure to chat to us about your interstate pet transport needs and see how we can help you bring your furbaby along.

Visit these 9 dog beaches around Brisbane for a pawsome day out

Nudgee Beach Dog Park

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach QLD 4014

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The closest beach to the Brisbane CBD, Nudgee Beach is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with your pooch. Popular amongst locals with its dedicated dog swimming area, there’s also an off-leash park full of obstacles for your pup to frolic around in until they’ve dried off.


Deception Bay Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 49 Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay QLD 4508

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Nestled along the mudflats between Wallin Avenue and Joseph Crescent, Deception Bay Foreshore is an off-leash doggy paradise before 8am and after 4pm daily (on-lead all other times). Perfect for shallow swims in the clear water or long romantic walks along the sand, your furry cuddle buddy will be ready for some serious zzzs after a day out at Deception Bay’s dog beach.


Raby Bay Foreshore Park

Google rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: Cleveland QLD 4163

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With beautiful soft sand and gentle waters, the Raby Bay Foreshore is a 24-hour off-leash dog beach in Cleveland, just 45 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD. Complete with water bowls, poo bags and bins, your pup is sure to love the fresh sea air and they might just make a few new doggy pals while they’re at it!


GJ Walter Park

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 72 Shore St E, Cleveland QLD 4163

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Go for a relaxing stroll by the bay or play a game of fetch with your four-legged bestie in the off-leash mud flats area at GJ Walter Park in Cleveland. With BBQ facilities and a cute child’s playground in the vicinity, you can make it a fun day out for the entire family. Enjoy the scenic backdrop and recoup from the long work week with Fido and co.


Red Beach

Google rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: Bongaree QLD 4507

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Eight kilometers of doggy heaven, Red Beach in Bribie Island is a must-go for water-loving and sand-digging pooches. Just around the corner from the Woorim Beach off-leash dog area, this is one of the few beaches in South East Queensland where doggos are allowed to frolic freely in the surf and get up to their silly antics.


Ninjas Dog Beach Strip

Google rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 32 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD 4019

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Close to local cafes and shops , this little slice of heaven is a beautiful spot for four-legged friends to have a play and cool-off in the waters. Your pup will have to stay on-leash at all times but with the low tide, you’ll have no issue following them around in the water.


Colmslie Recreation Reserve

Google rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: Col Gardner Dr, Morningside QLD 4170

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Let Fido have a splash in the water at this doggy-friendly destination in Morningside. With both a beach and an off-leash dog park, furry friends can run a muck in the spacious park then spend the rest of the time chilling and enjoying a swim in the Brisbane River.


Beachmere Off-Leash Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.5/5

Address: 136 Biggs Ave, Beachmere QLD 4510

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Within an hours’ drive from the CBD, the Beachmere Off-Leash Dog Beach is a hot spot for long strolls along the sand or a splash about during low tide. The perfect place for first-time swimmers, the water progresses from shallow to deep gradually for some paddling practice.


Kedron Brook Dog Park

Google rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: 19 McCord St, Gordon Park QLD 4031

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Reviewed by multiple pawrents as one of the best off-leash dog parks in Brisbane, the Kedron Brook Floodway Dog Park is a great place for a weekend walk or a quick dip in the water. With multiple interconnected off-leash dog parks along the two kilometer stretch, this is a wonderful spot for social pups and their parents.

Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Sydney

Thinking of heading to Sydney with your pooch for a quick getaway? With its balmy weather that’s a little bit more welcoming than its colder counterparts, there’s lots of dog-friendly activities to see and do in Sydney with Fido. From wandering through dog-friendly markets to visiting one of the pet-friendly beaches, your furry BFF will love you even more (if that’s possible) for not leaving him or her at home on her lonesome.

If you’re thinking of flying to Sydney, be sure to ask us about our interstate pet transport services, tailored to ensure your pup’s utmost comfort and safety throughout their journey. We can even pick up your dog from your home and do it all for you, so you won’t have to lift a finger!

Treat pawself at one of these 7 Sydney pet-friendly hotels

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Type: 5-star hotel

Location: 139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, Sydney CBD, 2009 Sydney, Australia

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A five minute walk from Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, Ovolo 1888 is boutique pet-friendly hotel that is passionate about effortless living. With smartly spaced interiors and modern furnishings, Ovolo 1888 even has a V.I.Pooch treatment package for lucky furbabies that get to join in on the action during your stay. From a doggy bag filled with specially designed dog toys and treats to their very own doggy bed, you and your furry friend are sure to enjoy a comfortable stay here, in the heart of Sydney.

Find out more about Ovolo Hotels.


Citadines Connect Sydney Airport

Type: 4-star hotel

Location: 121 Baxter Road, Mascot, 2020 Sydney, Australia

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A combination of modern, urban and 1960s style, Citadines Connect Sydney Airport is the perfect four-star dog-friendly accommodation in Sydney. Just a two minute drive from Sydney Domestic Airport which is perfect for travelling for work or leisure, you won’t have to leave your pup at home. It doesn’t just stop there, they’ve currently got an exclusive Penthouse Pups Package for owners that want to spoil their furry mate – you can even snuggle up and enjoy a film together on the heated rooftop cinema! The offer ends 31st December 2020 so be sure to check out the package here.


The Hughenden Boutique Hotel 

Type: 4-star hotel

Location: 14 Queen Street, Woollahra, 2025 Sydney, Australia

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A restored mansion set in the trendy Woollahra district, the Hughenden Boutique Hotel welcomes all fluffy and furry guests. Having undergone a stylish refurbishment, this hotel is rated 8.6/10 according to guests via Booking.com and offers a variety of rooms to suit Fido and your needs. The Centennial Parklands is also just across the road with a leash-free area, so your pup can prance and frolic freely to their heart’s content.

Discover this pet-friendly Sydney accommodation here.


Little Albion by Crystalbrook

Type: 4.5-star hotel

Location: 21 Little Albion Street, 2010 Sydney, Australia

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Offering a delightfully intimate and gorgeous setting with quirky modern touches, the Little Albion Guesthouse is set in the heart of Surry Hills and made to feel like a home away from home – with luxurious flair. Fido will be stoked to hear that they have a BYO dog policy as one of Sydney’s pet friendly accommodation options. See what’s on offer and check out the space here.


The Langham Sydney

Type: 5-star hotel

Location: 89-119 Kent Street, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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The Langham Sydney has a special place in our hearts as our very own mascot, Sahara, enjoyed a stay there with her owner/Jetpets Pet Handler, Dave. A stone’s throw away from Darling Harbour, this five-star hotel offers luxurious surrounds for both two-legged and four-legged guests. They even have a Pampered Pets Program at $120 per pet, per night, with pet-sitting and dog walking services available upon request if you need to duck out solo for a bit.

Find out more about the Langham Sydney’s Pampered Pets Program.


Larmont Sydney by Lancemore

Type: 5-star hotel

Location: 14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point, 2011 Sydney, Australia

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With modern scenic city views and just 15 minutes’ drive from the famous Bondi Beach, stay in the heart of Potts Point with your pooch, at Larmont Sydney. They have a pet-friendly floor with four courtyard rooms welcoming four-legged friends, complete with a welcome treat, food and water bowls and of course, a super comfy bed. Rated 9/10 by guests via Booking.com, Larmont Sydney by Lancemore is within walking distance of the bustling CBD where you’ll be spoilt for choice for shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants to complete your Sydney experience.

See what else is available at Larmont Sydney by Lancemore.


Pier One Sydney Harbour

Type: 5-star hotel

Location: 11 Hickson Road, Sydney CBD, 2000 Sydney, Australia

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Serving up a five-star lifestyle on the waterfront, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection, is one of Sydney’s most historic hotels and full of heritage features. At Pier One, they understand that “dogs are not simply pets, they’re part of the family”, with dedicated dog-friendly rooms that offer direct pier access. Perfect for a luxurious stay with your canine friend, you can even opt for a minibar loaded with pooch-friendly snacks!

Explore Pier One Sydney Harbour’s dog-friendly rooms.

 

Melbourne Dog-Friendly Cafes to Visit this Summer

Flat whites, smashed avo, acai bowls…etc, standard Melbourne brekky and brunch fare. The only thing that could make it better is if you could bring Mr Barks-A-Lot or Miss Nap-All-Day along for a sweet weekend date. After a long week at work, we know that you’ll want to spend as much time with your favourite four-legged mate as possible.

Well, we’ve put together some of the most popular dog-friendly cafes in Melbourne for you and Fido to visit. From eastern suburbs to western suburbs, we’ve made sure that these spots welcome both two-legged and four-legged friends.

Dog-friendly cafes eastern suburbs Melbourne

Shanklin Cafe – Hawthorn East

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 500 Tooronga Rd, Hawthorn East VIC 3123

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The highest rated cafe on Zomato Melbourne, Hawthorn East’s Shanklin Cafe is a pet-friendly locality that dishes up insta-worthy all-day brekky and lunch items. From their sinfully delightful Nutella stuffed pancakes to classic options like potato rosti and pork benny, you’ll be sure to enjoy a romantic brunch here with your favourite poochikins. Check out their menu here.

Mister + Miss Cafe – Mont Albert

Google  rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 711 – 713 Whitehorse Rd, Mont Albert VIC 3127

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A massive contemporary warehouse-style cafe with beautiful decor, this Mont Albert establishment welcomes furbabies in their outdoor dining area. With all the party favourites from crushed avo to brekky burgers, Mister and Miss is a weekend must-visit for owners who can’t bear to leave their doggos at home. Pre-plan your meal (you know you want to) by checking out their breakfast and lunch menu here.

Enter Neighbour – Camberwell

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 625 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

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Nestled in the heart of Camberwell,  Enter Neighbour has a pet-friendly courtyard where you can enjoy your daily coffee fix by Axil Coffee Roasters and satisfy your food cravings with Fido. With a friendly community feel, this Melbourne pet-friendly cafe offers up a selection of all-day brunch options made from quality and locally sourced ingredients. Plus,  they do a boozy bottomless brunch for those of you that like a drop. You can stalk Enter Neighbour here.

The Dog Cafe – Boronia

Google  rating to date: 4.5/5

Address: Rear of, 120 Boronia Rd, Boronia VIC 3155

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Forget pet-friendly cafes, how about a cafe where your pooch is the star? The Dog Cafe boasts a menu of doggie delights that’s sure to get your furbaby’s tail wagging. From puppacinos to sparkle bones, this adorable dog cafe even hosts special events and parties for lucky pooches! Don’t worry, there’s a little something for us two-legged folk too. Whether it’s your furbaby’s birthday or he’s just been a super good boy, be sure to visit The Dog Cafe for a fun day out with your doggo BFF.


Dog-friendly cafes northern suburbs Melbourne

Dog House – Collingwood

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 195 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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With a resume feature as Australia’s first dog cafe, raw food and dog accessories store, you’ll find lucky furbabies flocking to this cute spot in Collingwood for a gourmet, paws-approved feast. P.S. It’s also human-friendly, so don’t worry. Be sure to visit their Facebook page to fulfill your daily cute-dogs-eating stalking criteria.

Project281 Cafe- Brunswick

Google  rating to date: 4.5/5

Address: 281 Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Just look at those big squishy-faced smiles then look at those fancy burgers and delicious chips…Could it get any better? Home of the award-winning, house-roasted Founder Coffee, this Brunswick pet-friendly cafe boasts a gorgeous insta-worthy industrial chic feel, spotted with on-trend lush greenery throughout. Serving an all-day menu with breakfast, lunch, coffee, beer, wine and cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Learn more about Project281 Cafe here.

The Glass Den – Coburg

Google  rating to date: 4.2/5

Address: 15 Urquhart St, Coburg VIC 3058

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Welcoming dog gangs of all sizes, the Glass Den is an old prison chic cafe with a pooch friendly courtyard. With a modern Asian-fusion menu featuring brunch classics with sweet names like ‘Shroom & Kale’, ‘Charsui Pork Benny’ and  ‘Unicorn hotcakes’, we won’t blame you (or your fur child) if you’re already salivating. Whether you choose to pig out or not, your insta will enjoy the colourful and wonderfully plated food snaps. See it for yourself here.


Dog-friendly cafes southern suburbs Melbourne

Temperance Society – Hughesdale

Google  rating to date: 4.2/5

Address: 127 Kangaroo Rd, Hughesdale VIC 3166

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From the owners of Legacy Camberwell, Collective Espresso and Miss Frank, is Temperance Society, a pet-friendly eatery in Hughesdale. With a partially sheltered dog-friendly courtyard, this joint offers up health-conscious dishes with raw fruit confetti, brulee yoghurt and more. If you’re stuck for choice, the panna cotta is a must try according to the crew. Visualise their menu and whet your appetite here.

Drip Cafe – Cheltenham

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 88 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192

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Serving up locally roasted coffee and brunch favourites with a Middle Eastern flair, the Drip Cafe is a modern and colourful pet-friendly cafe in the southeastern suburbs of Cheltenham. With a sunny outside dining area that’s transformed into a covered courtyard over winter, it’s perfect for two and four-legged foodies – be sure to try out their most popular menu item, the Knafeh French Toast. See what food and drinks are on offer here.

Left Field – Carnegie

Google  rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 358 Koornang Rd, Carnegie VIC 3163

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An inviting corner-spot cafe in Carnegie, Left Field dishes up fresh and creative all-day breakfast and lunch classics in a pet-friendly atmosphere. With lots of street-side seating and a cosy courtyard in the back, bring your furry BFF along for a house-blend coffee and noms with a Middle Eastern vibe. Check out the menu, location and contact details here.


Dog-friendly cafes western suburbs Melbourne

Common Galaxia – Seddon

Google  rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 3/130 Victoria St, Seddon VIC 3011

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Named after the silvery little whitebait found in the nearby Maribyrnong river, Common Galaxia stands out for its excellent Seven Seeds coffee and its gorgeous designer timber interior. Serving all the breakfast and lunch staples, sourced from local ingredients, Common Galaxia also has an outdoors seating area for owners that want to bring their pup along.  Have a squizz here.

Lisica Cafe – Maribyrnong

Google  rating to date: 4.8/5

Address: Shop 6&7/45 Edgewater Blvd, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

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A complete vegetarian and vegan cafe, Lisica Cafe serves up plant-based mouth-watering creations in the inner west. From blue spirulina smoothies to crispy “chicken” burgers and chocolate pancakes, Lisica Cafe certainly hits the mark amongst the locals. Feel free to bring your doggo mate along to this bright and buzzy spot. Get your 2020 health goals on track and see what’s on the menu here.

Kodama Coffee – Williamstown

Google  rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: 69-71 Stevedore St, Williamstown VIC 3016

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Housed in a modern Japanese minimalist aesthetic interior with gorgeous wooden finishes and an adorable collection of ‘kodamas’ hanging on the walls, this west-side gem has pet-friendly outdoor seating. With an all-day menu offering Japanese inspired dishes, baked goodies and quality coffee blends, Kodama Coffee is a worthwhile weekend visit for you and Fido. Check it out here.


Dog-friendly cafes Mornington Peninsula

Miss Drew’s Bakery & Dog Cafe – Tyabb

Google  rating to date: 4.9/5

Address: 14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb VIC 3913

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Located out the back of the Tyabb Packing House Antiques complex, you can spoil your pooch at Miss Drew’s Bakery & Dog Cafe. Another human-friendly cafe where doggos are the VIP guests, this gorgeous little spot offers freshly baked treats sourced from local, Australian human-grade ingredients and produce. All meals have been taste tested by Miss Drew the pug so we’re sure your furry friend will be licking their bowls clean! See what goodies are on the menu here.

The Bottle of Milk – Lorne

Google  rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 52 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232

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Situated on the busy strip of Mountjoy Parade and right across from the beach, The Bottle of Milk is Lorne’s famous breakfast and burger joint. With its outdoor courtyard and streetside table, you and your pup can enjoy a post-surf feed here and leave with happy bellies. Popular amongst locals and tourists, you can find them here.

Mercetta – Mornington

Google  rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 115 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931

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A modern family-friendly space that seats up to 200, Mercetta has both an all-day menu for humans AND a pooch-friendly menu. From ham hock benedict to buddha bowls and Vietnamese chicken noodle salad, even the fussiest of eaters will find something on the menu to chow down on. If you’re feeling a little naughty, put off your New Year’s resolutions and try out the signature Mercetta hot chocolate that comes with a pretty crown of persian fairy floss. See what’s on here.

Dog-Friendly Beaches in Melbourne

There’s no better way to enjoy the summer than a day (or ten) down at the beach with Fido. Let them roll in the sand and waves while you get a serious session of tanning and people-watching on. We’ve put together a list of seven dog beaches right across Melbourne for you to explore with your furry mate in tow.

7 of Melbourne’s Best Dog Beaches

Brighton Dog Beach (Sandown Street Beach)

Google rating to date: 4.6/5

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What better way to kick off the list with one of Melbourne’s most well-known dog beaches, Brighton Dog Beach, which is officially known as Sandown Street Beach. Comfortably nestled between Elwood Beach and the Middle Brighton Baths, your pooch will love frolicking in the sand and surf. A full-time off-leash beach and completely fenced off, it’s easy to see why this Melbourne dog-friendly beach is such a hit.


Altona Dog Beach, PA Burns Reserve

Google rating to date: 4.6/5

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Just 30 minutes from the CBD, Altona Dog Beach is a popular option for dog owners when it’s low tide, for easy off-leash splish splashing around in the water. Offering panoramic views of the city, Williamstown and Port Phillip Bay, this beach is also right next to the PA Burns Reserve dog park, perfect for a full day outing with your furry BFF.

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St. Kilda West Beach

Google rating to date: 4.6/5

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Another inner city dog-friendly beach option, St Kilda West Beach is beloved for its proximity to the city and having 24 hour off-leash areas all year round. There’s lots to see and explore, a sweet spot for your pup to meet other doggo beach bums. For a map of the dog off-leash areas, be sure to check out this Port Phillip map.


Sandringham Harbour Beach

Google rating to date: 4.5/5

Sandringham Harbour Beach

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An all year leash-free dog-friendly Melbourne Beach, the Sandringham Harbour Beach is a great place for Fido to run around and paddle in when it’s low tide. A great seaside stop for you and your four-legged companion, you can frisbee all day till your heart’s content or till Fido taps out.


Port Melbourne Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Port Melbourne Dog Beach

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Nestled between Port Melbourne Yacht Club and Lagoon Pier, Port Melbourne Beach is dog-friendly beach where pups are allowed to roam, run and swim freely, off leash. Your furry mate will be well tired out after a day of romping around, so be prepared for lots of sand and snores all the way home.


Rickett’s Point Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Rickett's Point Dog Beach

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Located next to Rickett’s Point Marine Sanctuary in Beaumaris, Rickett’s Point dog beach is a great location for a good, long walk with your four-legged canine friend.


Elwood Beach

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Elwood Beach Dog Friendly

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During the summer months, Elwood Beach is dog-friendly between the rock groyne south of Point Ormond and the beach access ramp 35 metres south-east of Normandy Road, between 5.30am to 9.30am. For all other times of the year, Elwood Beach allows dogs off-leash for free reign. For more information on dog off-leash areas and times, please refer to this Port Phillip map.

8 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool During Summer

Travelling with your furbaby this Summer? Here’s our tips for warmer weather

Summer’s here and there’s no better time to treat your pet and yourself to a little R&R getaway. But as the weather heats up, it’s important to remember to keep our furry companions as cool as possible while out and about. Typically releasing heat by panting, this can be inefficient when it comes to protecting them from getting overheated.

We’ve put together our eight top tips to help keep your pets cool this summer

Tip 1: Freeze water bottles for crate travel

Frozen water bottles will not only cool the overall temperature in the crate down but will also keep your pet nice and cool while they’re travelling in the car. You can also freeze the water in their drinking tray so it melts slowly as the weather warms up, keeping them hydrated with cold water.

Tip 2: DIY frozen treats

Looking for a way to occupy and refresh your furbaby? You can freeze their favourite treats to keep them pre-occupied! Easy frozen treats include frozen watermelon, frozen banana bites and frozen dog-friendly yoghurt. You can even freeze peanut butter in a Kong toy or their favourite kibble in a mixture of water and chicken stock in an ice cream tub and let them work away at it.

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Tip 3: Place a cooling mat in their favourite spot

Whether it’s on the couch or by the window, you can purchase a cooling mat that activates once your pet lies down on it. The mats usually contain a cooling gel which helps to keep your dog cool by absorbing its body heat and dissipating into the environment. Just make sure you keep an eye on your furbaby when you first introduce it, especially if they’re a chewer.

You can get a cooling mat at your local Kmart, Bunnings or pet store of choice.

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Tip 4: Cooling collars and vests

Using similar technology to cooling mats and beds, cooling collars and vests can also help keep your furbaby cool for a few hours. There are also other varieties that don’t use cooling gel technology, but can be activated by soaking in water and wringing the excess off.

Available in an array of sizes, you can purchase a Silver Eagle dog cool coats at Big & Little Dogs or visit your local pet store.

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Tip 5: Pool time

Is your pup a water baby? An ingenious, budget-friendly option is to purchase a kiddie pool, get out the garden hose and fill it with water. Your dogs can splash around in it and even enjoy a bit of a drink, if they’re thirsty.

Get the all-time classic shell pool at your local Bunnings.

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Tip 6: Change up your routine

We know how important it is to keep your furbaby active and mentally stimulated, even if the sun is beating down outside. Consider taking your dog for a walk in the early morning or late at night when the temperature is cooler and the sun isn’t out. If it’s still too hot, turn the air conditioner on and play a few rounds of fetch down the hallway – that’s sure to get them tired out and ready for a nap once the fun’s over.

Tip 7: A case of cold feet

Since they don’t sweat, cats and dogs regulate heat and their body temperature through their feet and paws. Consider dipping their feet in water to help cool them down.

Tip 8: Collapsible water bowls

Sometimes an occasion calls where you have to bring your furbaby along, whether it’s for a road trip or a quick duck out to the shops. Invest in a collapsible water bowl that you can fill on the go, keeping your furry BFF refreshed wherever you may be.

Collapsible water bowls can be found at your local pet store or for an affordable option, head to Kmart.

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8 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to the land of sushi, cherry blossoms and matcha lattes – Konnichiwa, Japan! Whether you’re travelling or moving to Japan for work or leisure, Japan is a beautiful country that offers a wondrous mix of rich cultural heritage, technology and cutting-edge fashion. Its capital city, Tokyo, is world-famous for anime, electronics, manga, video games and so much more, an exciting place where you can get lost and still enjoy every minute of it.’

With so much to see and do, you might be surprised at how pet-friendly Tokyo can be. With its many animal cafes and pet boutiques, Tokyo is accommodating to dog owners. So for the next time you’re there and considering bringing your pooch along for the ride, we’ve compiled a list of eight dog-friendly hotels in Tokyo, Japan.

Discover popular dog-friendly hotels & apartments in Tokyo

By doing a little research of Booking.com and on Google, we’ve found a great selection of highly rated hotels that are pet-friendly. As long as you notify them of your four-legged companion, these accommodation options will welcome both you and your furbaby.

1. The Peninsula Tokyo

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Rated 9.4/10 from reviews to date, The Peninsula Tokyo is located in the luxurious Ginza district – a high end fashion lover’s dream. Featuring a spa centre, swiming pool and fitness club, this 5-star hotel also allows pets to stay with their owners, upon request.

Visit The Peninula Tokyo Hotel website.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Maunouchi

pet friendly hotel tokyo

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Rated 9.0/10, this 5-star luxury hotel allows pets for an additional charge. With stylish designer rooms and 24-hour concierge service, you and your lucky pooch will be spoilt for choice here. Fabulously situated close to JR Tokyo Station, the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Maranouchi offers convenient access to popular sightseeing activities.

Visit the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Maranouchi website.

3.  Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

pet friendly hotel tokyo

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The 5-star Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel not only welcomes pets, but features “Dog Lovers’ Suites for a memorable time with your beloved friend”. With a dedicated dog lounge, dog-sitting service and an exclusive check-in counter for dog owners, this hotel ensures comfort and convenience during your stay with your furbaby.

Visit the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel website.

4. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

pet friendly hotel tokyo

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Set within a historic Japanese garden, this classically luxurious 5-star hotel features a spa, fitness centre, indoor pool and three dining options to choose from. And, they’re pet-friendly! With guest rooms equipped with amenities for pets, a private dog park, pet sitting and grooming services, this hotel is dedicated to “the happy memories you can share” with your small dog or cat friend.

Visit the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo website. 

5. Hippies Stay INN Skytree Tokyo

dog friendly hotel tokyo

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If you’re after pet-friendly Tokyo accommodation that offers a more laid-back vibe, this apartment is a great option. Located just 500m from the iconic Tokyo Skytree, Hippies Stay INN Skytree Tokyo has kitchen facilities and also offers bicycles and pocket Wifi, perfect for sightseeing.

For more information, see here.

6. Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo

dog friendly hotel tokyo

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This 4-star Tokyo hotel brings together inspiration from New York’s art and fashion scene and energy from the bustling Shinkju district – and pets can stay here for free! Featuring a relaxing terrace bar and luxurious rooms, this pet-friendly Tokyo hotel is a calm oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

View Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo website. 

7. Cozy Home Hotel

dog friendly hotel tokyo

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Another apart-hotel option, the Cozy Home Hotel rooms come fitted with air conditioning and basic kitchen amenities for a casual stay. Pets are allowed to stay here, but there may be additional charges – but who cares, it’s all worth it when you can go exploring with your four-legged BFF by your side!

For more information, see here.

8. 1/3rd Residence Tokyo Serviced Apartments

dog friendly hotel tokyo

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With buildings located in all the popular tourist areas including Akihabara, Shinjuku, Asakasa, Yoyogi (Shibuya area) and Nihonbashi, the spacious modern and pet-friendly apartments come fully furnished for your utmost comfort. Within walking distance of metro or JR train stations, you won’t have a hassle getting around during your stay here.

View 1/3rd Apartments website. 

Dog-Friendly Stores in Canada

So you’ve just moved to Canada with your furry mate and you’re in dire need of a good shopping spree to make your new house feel like home…or you just need a bit of good ol’ fashioned retail therapy. Well, don’t leave your precious furbaby at home because we’ve shortlisted some of Canada’s favourite dog-friendly stores where you and Fido can shop to your heart’s content.

Find pet-friendly stores in Canada where you can shop with your furbaby

To make it easier, we’ve listed dog-friendly shops by city, so you and furbub can go shopping right across the country.

Dog-friendly stores in Toronto, Ontario

Manulife Centre

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Located on Bloor Street West, Manulife Centre is one of the few malls that will allow well-behaved dogs inside. From grocery stores to furniture stores, bring your pooch along for a day of shopping. For opening hours and directions to Manulife Centre in Toronto, see here.

Holt Renfrew

holt renfew dog-friendly canada

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Carrying the latest fashion trends from high-end designers, Holt Renfrew is a Canadian department store that’s also dog-friendly. For opening hours and directions to Holt Renfrew Bloor in Toronto, see here.

CF Shops at Don Mills

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This outdoor lifestyle shopping centre has some stores that will welcome your four-legged BFF with water bowls and dog treats. For opening hours and directions to the CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto, see here.

Vaughan Mills

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Small, domestic pets are welcome at this premier outlet mall, as long as they are carried at all times (more cuddle time). One of the largest enclosed shopping centres in Canada, you can shop with your dog here rain, hail or shine. For opening hours and directions to Vaughan Mills in Toronto, see here.


Dog-friendly stores in Vancouver, British Columbia

Sephora

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Whether you need to treat yourself to some new makeup and perfume, or are simply looking to update your skincare regime, Sephora is pet-friendly according to many dog owners. Since there’s no official pet policy listed on their website, it doesn’t hurt for you to ring and double check in advance. Find your closest Sephora here.

Chapters

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Chapters is Canada’s biggest bookstore that also sells toys, fashion, home decor, stationary and lots more – but best of all, Chapters is very dog-friendly. According to a few dog pawrents, they just let your pooch in but also make it super welcoming and friendly. Use the local store finder to get your literary fix.

Michaels

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From scrapbooking materials to knitting goods, Michaels is a haven for craft supplies. As per their slogan “make creativity happen”, get your creative juices flowing and be inspired for a new crafting project, all with your favourite four-legged companion by your side. Find your closest Michaels store here.


Dog-friendly stores in Edmonton, Alberta

Whyte Avenue

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A popular shopping district in Edmonton, Whyte Avenue is dog-friendly with its plethora of pet-friendly stores as well as restaurants with dog-friendly patios. For more ideas on where to go, be sure to check out this list of dog-friendly patios and markets in Edmonton.

Canadian Tire

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Stocking a wide array of goods, from automotive to tools, home essentials, sporting equipment and outdoor living, Canadian Tire is dog-friendly lifestyle hub, with many stores even having dog treats at the cashier for good doggos. Find the closest Canadian Tire store in Edmonton here.

Salisbury Greenhouse

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The place to go if you need to fill your house with lush greenery and beautiful plants, Salisbury Greenhouse is one of Alberta’s largest full-service garden centres and welcomes four-legged friends. For more information on what products and workshops are on offer, please visit their website.

Anthropologie

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A popular store for women’s fashion, accessories and homewares, most Anthropologie retailers are pet-friendly. Search for the perfect new wardrobe addition or must-have decor and get your well-behaved pooch’s approval. Find your local Anthropologie store in Edmonton here.

Urban Barn 

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The place to go for modern furniture, decor, accessories, lighting and more, Urban Barn is a dog-friendly lifestyle store featuring the latest home must-haves. Use the Urban Barn store locator and plan a shopping trip there with your furry BFF!


Dog-friendly stores in Montreal, Quebec

Rockland Centre

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You can now visit this dog-friendly shopping centre in Montreal – Rockland Centre. There’s a Chien Mondain boutique where you can spoil your furbaby with a shopping haul of their own. The boutique stocks pet fashion and goods but more importantly, also offers a dog-sitting service if you need to run some quick errands by yourself.  View Rockland Centre’s pet policy here.

 

Travelling through Europe with Your Dog

Have you always wanted to travel and go on an adventure abroad with your four-legged BFF? Make 2020 your year – and what better destination to tick off the bucket list than Europe, one of the world’s most dog-friendly continents. Whether you want to travel with your dog to Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm or anywhere else, Jetpets can help you make that dream a reality.

As long as you’re organised, financially ready and have a doggo that’s up for anything, travelling to Europe with your dog is a dream that can become a reality. Plus at Jetpets, our friendly team of international pet travel consultants are ready to help you customise a travel itinerary, book the best flights and help you tick off everything you need for safe and smooth pet transport to Europe.

Taking your dog to Europe – here’s a few handy tips

Dogs travelling from Australia to Europe

Image: @jinnyelizabethle with Jetpets happy traveller, Malfoy, who travelled from Australia to Sweden

Before you start creating a list of things to see and do with Fido, there are important preparations and rules that you’ll need to follow in the lead up to your intended travel date. Your pet will need to be microchipped, hold a pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate, have a valid vaccination against rabies and other health check requirements.

You must also fly within five days of your pet’s intended arrival for it to be considered “non-commercial”.

Jetpets can provide you with all the advice you need for your pet to travel to Europe, including ensuring that all documents, vetwork and treatments are accurately completed, to ensure an easy and stress-free experience. Find out more about our pet transport to Europe services.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Europe

Being the pet-friendly continent that it is, Europe has plenty of pet-friendly hotels and Airbnb options. To get you started, here are TripAdvisor’s best cheap pet-friendly hotels in Europe for 2019. You can also check out dog-centric websites like BringFido where you’ll also find information on pet-friendly activities and dining ideas for your destination.

Getting around Europe with your dog

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One of the easiest and most beautiful transport methods to explore Europe is via train and luckily most trains allow four-legged travellers in the passenger carriage. Please note some trains will have their own policies based on on your dog’s size and weight – for example, most small pets will be allowed to travel on European trains without a ticket, if they are in a carrier. Travelnuity offers in-depth advice on train travel for dogs in Europe here.

Other Europe dog-friendly transport options to consider include flying, buses and ferries, but travelling by train offers an affordable and scenic solution.

Please keep in mind that travelling between EU countries, you’ll need to have your dog’s health certificate or EU pet passport ready.

Finding dog-friendly restaurants and cafes in Europe

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Whether you have a casual brunch fix or fancy dinner in mind, there’s sure to be a dog-friendly eatery wherever you many in Europe. Most places will have varying degrees of “dog-friendliness”, from being allowed inside with you to being restricted to outdoor dining areas. Your best bet is to google a local pet-friendly restaurant or if you’ve got a few places you want to try out in mind, call ahead to double check. Here are some of the seven most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the UK to get you started. For more information on how dog-friendly restaurants are depending on the country, you can check out this article.

Coming back to Australia

And all good things must come to the end…but new adventures will always await. Returning to Australia, your dog must arrive at Melbourne International Airport where they will then be transferred to Australian Quarantine in Mickleham, Victoria. You can expect to be reunited with your fuzzy friend in as little as 10 days and Jetpets can assist you with onward pet travel from Quarantine.

So if you and your four-legged BFF have a case of the travel bug, let the team at Jetpets know and we’ll help you make your trip happen!