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.
#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.