Looking for somewhere to hang out with your dog on the weekends? From cafes to pet cruises, we've sniffed out all the best dog-friendly places in Singapore.
We like to think of ourselves as an inclusive kinda lot here at HoneyKids, and we’re always on a mission to discover the best family-friendly eats, activities and cool new things to try here in Singapore for kids and adults. But what about the other, endlessly loyal members of the family? Yep: pets need paw-some places to hang out too, so we’ve been barking up the right trees all over Singapore in search of days out for humans and their pooches. From staycations and brunches, to outdoors activities, here is a curated list of (almost) everything dog-friendly in Singapore. Read on for our recommendation on where to get some uber-chic dog accessories too!
Dog-friendly hotels in Singapore
Situated on Sentosa Island, Capella feels pretty close to an exotic beach getaway, without having to leave the country. With lots of green space, a beach right on the doorstep, and a myriad of amenities within the hotel, your pet (and you!) are in for a fun filled stay. Immerse yourself in five-star luxury, or venture out to Palawan beach and let your dog and kids frolic in the sand, while you sip Sangria at the trendy FOC Sentosa. This dog-friendly staycation is available in all room types, with no added fee if your furkid is 6kg or under. We hear that their welcome pack for the pooch includes an elegant daybed, lots of toys and treats, and even a birthday cake if it’s your pet’s birthday!
Where: Capella,1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
2. Amara Sanctuary Resort
Another petcation resort-style destination in Sentosa, the Amara Sanctuary Resort offers the Pampered Paws package, which includes a night stay at a luxurious suite for two adults and a dog, complimentary breakfast, wifi, and an array of amenities for your pet curated by Silversky and Stellar. Go out and explore Sentosa with the kids and check out everything this beautiful island has to offer. Or, stay in, order up some room service, and enjoy the in-suite jacuzzi with your furry friend.
Where: Amara Sanctuary Resort, Sentosa Island, 1 Larkhill Rd, 099394
If crossing the causeway to Sentosa is not your thing, how about staying central at the Regent Hotel with your furkid? Your four-legged friend will be fully taken care of with the pet ‘minibar’ basket, which includes a microfibre towel, hand-made natural bar soap ($28), hand knit wool headrests ($22), coat tamers ($38) and other accessories. If you’re still on the fence, the hotel is throwing in a $100 in-room dining voucher with the package, along with a separate room service menu for your pet, so you can enjoy a meal together. We don’t know about you, but we are totally sold on the idea of having an executive chef cook up a succulent feast for our pets!
Where: Regent, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
4. Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
How about getting away for a break in the countryside with the kids and the hound in tow? We love Kranji for its amazing farms, and Gallop Kranji Farm Resort caters for the whole family when it comes to an easy staycation right here in Singapore. And let’s just pop this here from the get-go: there’s a spa for us mums!
Where: Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
5. Four Seasons
A decade ago, the idea of bringing your pet to the grand Four Seasons seemed like a farfetched dream. Fast forward to 2021, and Four Seasons Hotel is ready to shower your pet with goodies, such as a personalised towel with your precious pet name embroidered on, a pet bowl, pet bed, and bottled water. The downside is, there is a cleaning fee of $100 applied to the room or $130 for suites… but we say Fido is totally worth it!
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
Dog-friendly restaurants in Singapore
6. Canopy Garden Dining Bar
Once you’re done with the dog run at Bishan, head over to the dog-friendly vibes at Canopy Garden Dining Bar. Its brunch menu serves classic breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict and fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and delish bigger dishes including lobster pomodoro. Dogs are only allowed at the alfresco dining area outside, but with all that abundance of gorgeous green nature, who wants to be cooped up indoors anyway? Psst – there’s also a Canopy to enjoy at pretty Hort Park too, and it also accepts our canine pals!
Where: Canopy Garden Dining Bar, Bishan Park 2, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569931 & #01-01, 33 Hyderabad Road, HortPark, 119578
7. Open Farm Community
Not only is Open Farm Community a family-friendly dining icon in cool ‘hood Dempsey with its fun sandpit and gorgeous gardens to roam, but the family dog is welcome too. True story: we spotted a pampered pooch enjoying a birthday party here, complete with a birthday cake!
Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
8. Sun Ray Cafe
Delicious coffee and a room full of wagging tails sound like a great pick for dogs and humans alike at Sun Ray Cafe. Check out the special menu for hounds (using top-grade meats, cooked without any ingredients that will be harmful to pooch’s tum), or even celebrate your fur kid’s birthday with their fellow furry friends here. Treat them to a mean meatloaf!
Where: Sun Ray Cafe, 79 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218
9. The Garden Slug
The guys behind The Garden Slug are huge animal-lovers, so they’re definitely dog-friendly. Plus, they serve up awesome, unpretentious food in a comfortable setting. The independent cafe – which often hosts events for animal charities – is located next to a heap of pet stores, so you can grab your coffee and kibble in one go. Pawsome!
Where: The Garden Slug,#01-59/61 Bright Centre, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, Singapore 425500
Robertson Quay is such a buzzing hub of family fun, among which is Publico Ristorante – a gourmet destination playground dishing up contemporary Italian plates and drinks. The indoor space is casual chic, while the alfresco dining area offers a dog-friendly environment. Have we mentioned how dreamy this place is at night? Perfect for a sneaky date night away from the kids!
Where: Publico Ristorante, 1 Nanson Road, 238909
11. Bayswater Kitchen
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and get into a holiday mood at this seafood-centric and dog-friendly restaurant located on Keppel Island. Featuring seasonal produce like whole fish and lobsters, this casual indoor and alfresco dining space is perfect for any social occasion, with all your friends and furry companions.
Where: Bayswater Kitchen, Keppel Bay Vista, 098382
12. Wildseed Cafe & Bar
This colonial style cafe and bar is set at a two-story bungalow with an old English country vibe. Boasting a farm to table concept, guests and their four-legged friends can enjoy dishes with freshly picked garnishes in the adjacent garden. Their alfresco dining area and garden are both spacious and dog-friendly, so sit back, relax with your pooch, and enjoy a Kaya Martini – we have done the taste test and can assure you that it is heavenly.
Where: Wildseed Cafe, Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Dr, Park, 798387 & 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Dog-friendly activities and things to do with Fido in Singapore
13. Tanjong Beach
A fur-tastic place to bring your kids AND your dog for a fun-packed day by the sea. Dogs are allowed on the sand with their human friends before taking a dip in the sea to cool off. Although normal rules do apply – they have to stay on the lead. Feeling hun-grrrrrr-y? Tanjong Beach Club will welcome your pup and provide bowls of drinking water, too.
Where: Tanjong Beach, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942
14. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Located at Bishan Park 2, this doggy patch of heaven comprises two enclosures: one for small breeds, and the other for the bigger dogs on the block. Certain breeds will need a muzzle (check the AVS rules to see if your pet needs one), and dogs can run free off-leash with their other furry friends. As you’re in this part of town, check out our guide to make the most out of Ang Mo Kio!
Where: Bishan Park, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
15. The Green Corridor
This gorgeously green 24km stretch between the old Tanjong Pagar railway station and the Woodlands Train checkpoint is where Singapore used to be connected by train to Malaysia. The line is now unused but far from unloved, and provides an ideal rambling spot for the whole family, four-legged pals included. You can also nip to fam-fave ‘hood, Bukit Timah, whilst you’re here!
Where: The Green Corridor, between Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Woodlands Train Checkpoint.
16. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens is a popular place for scenic dog walks, surrounded by lush greenery. Canine friends are not allowed off-leash but can explore the extensive gardens with the fam before a well-earned big bowl of water at pup-friendly Casa Verde (humans can have coffee if they prefer…).
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
17. Sunny Heights
When it comes to top-notch fun for your furry friend, then look no further than Sunny Heights. This doggy daycare heaven goes beyond just a place for your pooch to hang out while us human folk are working… Grooming, swimming, a hotel, a doggy bakery and a pet-friendly cafe are all part of the experience!
Where: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288000
18. Marina Barrage
Pack up the kids, the dog and the kites and head over to Marina Barrage for a breezy afternoon by the sea. Well-behaved dogs are allowed here but must remain on the leash. There’s also free water play for the littlies, yay!
Where: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens, Singapore 018951
19. Brownie Buddies
Everyone loves a little retreat from everyday life from time to time, pups included! So why not pamper the pooch in your life with a day at this amazing pet spa? Choose from such doggy delights including skincare, fur care and dental care, and once your doggy-friends are looking dog-gone gorgeous, they can hang out in the fun playroom while waiting for their humans to pick them up.
Where: Brownie Buddies, 32 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 169780
20. West Coast Park and Dog Run
For the Westies of the island – as well as all other dog breeds (sorry, we couldn’t resist the bad pun!) – West Coast Park provides hours of fun. The dog run is open all day, every day too, hooray! If you have a larger breed then do be prepared to muzzle your dog regardless of how gentle a giant it is.
Where: West Coast Park and Dog Run, Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore
21. Pet Cruise
Charter a 26-foot catamaran for up to 10 passengers (including four-legged friends) and set sail to Seletar Island with the whole family on a two-hour cruise equipped with both human AND doggy life jackets. This one’s guaranteed to put life in the ol’ sea-dog and make for an afternoon of fun for all!
Where: Pet Cruise, p. 9637 5009, e. [email protected]
22. Jurong Lake Gardens
Where: Jurong Lake Gardens, Yuan Ching Road, Jurong
You can also check out NParks’s site for a list of its other dedicated dog runs. You’d be barking mad not to!
Bonus: Cool dog accessories brands in Singapore
So you’ve just recently become new paw-rents, and are beyond excited to shop ’till you drop for the furbaby. We get it! We’ve been there, done that, and got a whole drawer full of new pet vests with tags on to prove it. When it comes to pet attire, who doesn’t want to have chic items that make them stand out? Read on to find out where you can buy cute accessories for your dog in Singapore.
If you’re looking for dog accessories that stand out, look no further than FuzzYard. It’s a proud Australian brand that’s been designing and dropping the freshest selection of pet accessories since 2003. They are known for their unique design and premium quality pet clothing, pet beds, and harnesses. Fuzzyard offers international shipping, or you can check out the local store Good Dog People for some Fuzzyard finds.
15. Charicia Wonderland
If buying locally is more your thing, then check out Charicia Wonderland for some uniquely Singaporean dog accessories (Safe Entry doggy bandana anyone?!). They are big on bandanas, and you can get a matching one with your furkid. Give them a visit, and see if their adorable sausage dog can sway you to the check out window.
Where: Charicia Wonderland