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!
Here are a few ideas for things you can do with them, plus a video and some links to relevant articles, including vet tips, below.
#1 Go for a swim
Check out Sunny Heights (110 Turf Club Road) for two swimming pools built just for dogs. There’s even a place to wash Fifi when you’re done, complete with a fur dryer.
#2 Order in
Barkcraft.sg 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!
#3 Dine out
More and more restaurants in Singapore allow Snoopy to hang with mum, but Happenstance Café (39 Opal Crescent) actually has a pasta menu for pups, too. Picotin Express at Bukit Timah and on the East Coast are happy for you to bring them with you. Check out our 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. Tanjong Beach Club, and the beach there on Sentosa is very dog friendly.
#5 Try some agility
NEX 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 pets lift or outside escalator.
Here’s our video
For more helpful tips head to our living in Singapore section.