Lots of people have dogs in Singapore; they are our little friends and in some cases our child-replacements. It’s even warmer for them than it is for us, but you can’t leave them at home all the time. They need to be mentally stimulated and exercised – and you (and they) will get bored walking around the same block every day. I have smuggled mine into the office occasionally and they love the different environment and the many pairs of hands to pat them!
#1 Go for a swim
Does your Spot enjoy a splash? Check out Sunny Heights (110 Turf Club Road) for two swimming pools built just for dogs – perfect for those days when the Singapore sun gets a little too much even for your furry friend. There’s a place to wash your dog when you’re done, too, complete with a fur dryer!
#2 Order in
Bark Craft delivers fresh-made wholesome meals for Fido straight to your door in a wide variety of flavours that resemble something you might order for yourself! The meals are freshly prepped in a licensed kitchen and feature grain-free human-grade ingredients.
#3 Dine out
More and more restaurants in Singapore are allowing Snoopy to hang with the fam. Good news: some of these also happen to be places serving superb coffee – from Kith at Robertson Quay to Tiong Bahru Bakery, and Carrotsticks & Cravings at Dempsey. Check out our full list of dog-friendly restaurants here.
#4 Check out a dog run
Several of Singapore’s parks have fenced-in dog runs. The one in Bishan Park (next to Car Park A) is one of the biggest, and there’s even a special area for big dogs. On Sentosa, Tanjong Beach Club as well as the beach itself are very dog-friendly. For more, see our roundup of dog runs and parks.
#5 Ace the Agility
NEX in Serangoon has a sky park for pooch, featuring poles and hurdles and separate enclosures for dogs of difference sizes. It’s located next to Pet Safari; take the pet lift or the outside escalator.
#6 Do Dog Yoga
Whether your dog has had plenty experience or is just a novice, the people at Puppy Yoga Singapore will be more than happy to welcome them into one of their human-dog yoga classes. With a trained yoga instructor for the humans and plenty of space for the doggos to enjoy themselves, these 35-minute classes are an enjoyable way to spend time with your pooch. (Note: only small dogs are allowed in Puppy Yoga classes.)
9 Tan Quee Lan Street | 9617 0595
#7 Craft a Canine Cake
If it’s a very special day for a certain furry someone – or you’re just keen to spoil them – look no further than The Woof Barkery. Billing itself as Singapore’s finest dog bakery, this spot specialises in cakes just for hounds. With the option to customise your sweet treat into a special shape, as well as cupcakes with your pets’ names and even with their faces in the frosting, this is guaranteed for a special occasion for any dog.
326 Joo Chiat Road | 9155 6290
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