From pampered poodles to loveable Labradors, Dublin has lots on offer for you and your bestie. Whether it is a tasty treat or a fancy makeover you want for your pooch you would be barking mad to miss out some of these paw-fect spots.
10. Marlay Park Farmers Market, Rathfarnham
A pleasant walk in Marley Park can be rounded off nicely with a trip to Marley Food Market to refuel. Treat yourself from a variety of mouthwatering food stalls while mingling with other dog owners and their pampered pooches. Being outdoors, it may be an outing best taken during the summer months but one definitely worth adding to your doggy bucket list.
9. The Cake Café, Dublin 8
A truly welcoming café offering awarding winning treats and a place for you and your friend to watch the world go by. They have a great choice of dishes to satisfy any lunchtime cravings, not to mention impressive vegan options. The staff are lovely and the coffee is hot so why not add it to your list of places to visit.
8. The Bath Pub, Dublin 4
Enjoy a legendary brunch at this dog-friendly pub. Take in the lovely garden view while enjoying a cold beer or jug of Pimms with friends, without forgetting a bowl of the cold stuff for your faithful friend. Don’t let the cooler evenings put you off as this special spot even has a choice of robes to wrap up in as the evenings draw in. Situated beside the Aviva stadium, this is the perfect place to kick of any weekend.
7. Glamour Dogs
Whether it is new dog sunglasses or a fresh pair of dog panties your precious fur baby desperately needs this online boutique is the place to be. No stone has been left unturned when it comes to canine fashion and they even offer a grooming service for all breeds. A luxury website not to be sniffed at!
6. Fitzsimons’ Grooming Parlour, Cabra
With seasonal packages on offer and someone on standby to collect Rover and drop him home after his treatment, Fitzsimons’ dog groomers take canine care to a whole other level. The ideal place to take your dog for some well deserved R ‘n’ R with the chance to treat them from a range of pet colognes on the way out. Better than any walk in the park I’d say.
5. Bow Wow Boutique
Not able to spend the whole day with your dog? Why not treat them to something new from this fantastic online pet boutique. Bow Wow sells any things from funky fashion items to ‘rockstar’ shampoo with a handy size guide on how to measure your dog to avoid disappointment.
4. Pupp restaurant, Dublin 8
The ultimate spot for a sit-in lunch or takeaway treat this doggy friendly restaurant in the heart of Dublin even stocks Belgian beer … for dogs! The menu for humans isn’t bad either, especially if you are veggie and “pay what you can afford” porridge is your idea of breakfast heaven. Not only the perfect spot to grab a bite, Pupp is also a dog boutique with several high-end accessories and toys on sale.
3. The Beach
Dublin has many wonderful, dog-friendly beaches where your precious pal can run for miles and splash about along the shore. Dollymount, Donabate and Portmarnock are some of the well-known sandy spots with hidden gems including the ‘Hole in the Wall’ in Howth really special places to escape any busy schedule. Not only will the fresh air from the Irish Sea blow away any cobwebs, the salt water is great for sore paws and arthritis often suffered by elderly dogs.
2. The Fumbally, Merchants Quay
It doesn’t get much better than the Fumbally. Set in the heart of Temple Bar, serving delicious grub, playing funky tunes and super friendly staff who will swoon over your pooch, this spot is any dog owner’s idea of furry heaven.
1. The Doghouse Blues Tearoom, Howth
Set in the idyllic fishing village of Howth on the north side of Dublin this dog-friendly spot is the best place to share some quality time with your furry companion. Chose from a mouth-watering menu of wood-fired pizza to ‘fresh off the boat’ fish followed by warm chocolate brownies smothered in ice-cream and speciality teas. And if it all gets too much why not have a cat-nap on the restaurant’s very own bed!