Looking for somewhere to hang out with your dog? From restaurants to the best dog runs, we've sniffed out all the best dog-friendly places in Singapore.
We like to think of ourselves as an inclusive 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 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’s 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 restaurants in Singapore
1. 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, 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 and Changi, which accepts our canine pals too!
Canopy Garden Dining Bar, Bishan Park 2, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569931 and HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road, #01-01, Singapore 119578, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-70/71, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
2. Open Farm Community
Not only is Open Farm Community a newly Michelin-minted 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!
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
3. 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 furkid’s birthday with their fellow furry friends here. Treat them to a mean meatloaf!
Sun Ray Cafe, Serangoon Gardens Estate, 79 and 81 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218
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!
Publico Ristorante, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
5. 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.
Bayswater Kitchen, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
6. The Garden Slug
The folks behind The Garden Slug are huge animal lovers, so they’re definitely dog-friendly. Plus, the place serves 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!
The Garden Slug, Bright Centre, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61, Singapore 425500 and 37 Lowland Road, Singapore 547440
7. 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. Its alfresco dining area and garden are 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. Plus, celebrate your beloved pooch’s “bark” day with their special party package. There’s also a new outlet opening May 2024 at 1-Flowerhill.
Wildseed Cafe, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Singapore 798387; 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178; 1-Flowerhill, 6 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099696 (opening in May 2024)
8. Cafe de Nicole’s Flower
This IG-worthy cafe at Telok Kurau is the definition of a dog-friendly cafe – it welcomes all furry friends (yes, even indoors), so long as they’re well-behaved and friendly. There are plenty of spaces for your brood to sit, have a good meal, and take photos. And by taking photos, we mean loads of them! The pretty blooms in this cafe lend the perfect backdrop to your pictures.
Cafe de Nicole’s Flower, UNI Building, 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423836
9. The Dempsey Project
Pets galore are welcome at The Dempsey Project located in Dempsey. Pooches get the TLC from friendly staff who dish out pats and quickly serve them water. Pets are allowed both indoors and out! We highly recommend lapping up the lush greenery along the patio. Plus, the food is deelish. Try their range of pizzas, mezze platters and more.
The Dempsey Project, Block 9 Dempsey Rd #01-12, Singapore 247697
Dog-friendly activities and things to do with Fido in Singapore
10. Dog Cruise on the Royal Albatross
Who’s been a good dog? If it’s your dog, and you’re thinking of treating your furkid, how about taking them on a dog cruise? The Royal Albatross now allows furry friends to join their humans on the Sunset Dinner Cruise on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Doggos can feast on a gourmet menu that comes with an entree, a main course (the Nasi Lemak sounds yum, honestly!), and dessert. Plus, your pet gets to sit on the dining table, just like any other member of the family. There’s even a surprise dog goodie bag waiting for them! All dogs are welcome on the cruise, though dog ticket needs to be purchased separately (price depends on the size of the dog).
Royal Albatross, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
11. 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!
Pet Cruise, p. 9637 5009, e. [email protected]
12. 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.
Brownie Buddies, Blk 116 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1655, Singapore 160116
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 leash. Feeling hun-grrrrrr-y? Tanjong Beach Club will welcome your pup and provide bowls of drinking water, too.
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!
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
15. Jurong Lake Gardens
Over at Jurong Lake Gardens, there’s a dedicated dog run for Fido to let loose and power those paws. And the kicker? Drop the kids at the amazing playground so they can burn off their energy, too!
Jurong Lake Gardens, Yuan Ching Road, Singapore
16. Rail 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!
Rail Corridor, between Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Woodlands Train Checkpoint
17. 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 Bee’s Knees at the Garage (humans can have coffee if they prefer).
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
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!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
19. 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.
West Coast Park and Dog Run, West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126978
You can also check out NParks’s site for a list of its other dedicated dog runs. You’d be barking mad not to!
Dog-friendly hotels in Singapore
20. Capella Hotel 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 myriad 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 its 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! Plus, the pet “spa-cation” package ensures your pooch gets all the TLC needed with a relaxing Ayurveda spa session.
Capella Hotel Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
21. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Previously, the idea of bringing your pet to the grand Four Seasons seemed like a farfetched dream. Fast forward to now, and Four Seasons Hotel is ready to shower your pet with goodies, such as a personalised towel with your precious pet’s name embroidered on it, a pet bowl, a pet bed, and bottled water. The downside is there’s a cleaning fee of $100 applied to the room or $130 for suites… but we say Fido is totally worth it!
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
22. 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!
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
23. Amara Sanctuary Resort
Temporarily unavailable as upgrading works are in progress
A resort-style pet staycation 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.
Amara Sanctuary Resort, 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394
Cool dog merch 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.
Looking for dog accessories that stand out? Well, 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. The brand is known for its 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.
25. Dress a Pet
Are you one of those folks who loves dressing their dog up? (No judging here – honest!). Then the selection of pet costumes by Dress a Pet will definitely bowl you over. The outfits will look great for a photoshoot with your furry friend, a Halloween party, or even a day out. Every item is reasonably priced, and you can be sure that doggo will look cute once you’ve dressed them up.
Here’s another dog shop to browse at if you’re looking for fun, quirky apparel. CreatureLand offers printed tees, cropped and sleeveless tops, and sleeve shirts. Perfect for Singapore’s weather! You can even accessorise with cool visors and jockey hats. There’s even adorable raingear to protect your floof from getting drenched. Puppers will be the most fashionable dog in town, for sure!
Haven’t added a fur-ever friend to your family yet? Check out this list of where to adopt dogs in Singapore.
This article was originally written by Tracy Tristram in 2016 and updated by Jay Panicker in 2024.