21 October, 2019
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Where To Go With Your Dog: The Best Restaurants, Beaches, Hikes And Parks

21 October, 2019

A handy guide for the Hong Kong hound, to help you make the most of everything our city has to offer you and your pup.

We live in a city where we can go from concrete jungle to actual jungle in the blink of an eye – there’s so much to see and do. And what we lack in gardens and outdoor space, we make up for in amazing hikeswaterfall wonderlands and weekend getaways that we can bring our furry friends along to. That being said, it can be tricky to pinpoint the best beach or pooch-appropriate eatery to share a pint with our pup and throw a frisbee that won’t land in some poor beach-goers lap.

So, with many of us here at Sassy either fostering, or having adopted our best friends, we decided it was time to put together a handy guide for both you and your HK hound. Here’s how best to make the most of everything that Hong Kong has to offer you and your pup. Plus, keep on reading to keep an eye our for our first Neighbour-Hound Guide video, featuring a few of our favourite spots of Dee Water Bay to Repulse Bay.

Read more: Making The Move? Expert Advice For Relocating Your Pet

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars
Hiking
Beaches
Dog Parks
Pet Shops
Emergency Animal Hospitals
Transports

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars:

Central and Sheung Wan:

Stazione Novella
This neighbourhood Italian Wine Bar not only serves up a rather appealing all-Italian wine list and an array of cocktails, but also openly invites all owners to bring along their furry friends. Whether you’re heading over for your morning coffee, or the nightly Aperitivo hour (5pm to 7pm, Monday to Saturday), dogs are always welcome. Plus, make sure to stop by on the first Sunday of every month from 7:30am until 12pm, as all dog owners will be able to enjoy a complimentary coffee, along with a house-made Pupperoni for your pooch!

Stazione Novella, Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, www.stazionenovella.com

Cardamom Street
Opening in May , 2019 Cadamom Street is a relative newcomer to the SoHo scene, but as won us over with its modern Indian plates, and pup-friendly policy. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and some people watching (not to mention a round of paneer tacos!) with your furry friend in tow.

Cardamom Street, GF, 38 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.cardamonstreet.business.site

Blue Supreme
Tucked away on Tung Street off Hollywood Road, whether you’re after a relaxed weekend brunch or an evening beer, Blue Supreme will have you covered. We love its selection of unique live beers and elevated comfort food, not to mention that the friendly staff will always welcome both you and your pooch.

Blue Supreme, 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.bluesupreme.live

Teakha
If you’re looking for relaxed vibes, freshly baked cakes and pastries, and plenty of tea, teakha is the place to head to in PoHo. The indoor area is calm and cosy, but the small outdoor space is perfect to spend the afternoon with nothing but a book and a slice of cake (and your furry friend!).

Teakha, 18B Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.teakha.com

Feather & Bone – Mid-Levels
Butcher, deli, grocery store and restaurant, Feather & Bone has a lot going for it! We recommend checking out the Mid-Levels restaurant, and making a beeline for its lush terrace. Enjoy a glass of something and a bite to eat and the staff will even offer your dog its own water bowl.

Feather & Bone, G/F, 38 Shelley Street, Mid-levels, Hong Kong, www.featherandbone.com.hk

Little Birdy
Succulent roast chicken, tasty fries and an array of drinks; Little Birdy ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re heading over for its fab lunch set, or to enjoy the bargain happy hour, grab a seat outside and enjoy the relaxed vibes with man’s best friend.

Little Birdy, Shop B, G/F, 15-17 New Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.littlebirdy.com.hk

MANA! PoHo
With plenty of space to hang outside with your pooch, MANA! PoHo is the perfect spot. Dogs are always welcome and an array of plant-based offerings (including coffees, salads, burgers and more!) are on the menu.

MANA! PoHo, Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.mana.hk

Classified
Something of an institution for Hong Kong’s breakfast crowd, Classified offers great all-day dining, authentic western food and simply the best artisan cheeses in a relaxed environment to chill out on a Sunday morning with man’s best friend.

Classified, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Classified, Shop 107,  The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Classified, Shop No. G08A, G/F Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.classifiedfood.com

FINI’s
Want a New York style Italian meal for family dinner night? Look no further than FINI’s. Head to either the SoHo or Wan Chai locations, and bring your doggo along so the whole family can gather together for some super fresh pizza and pasta.

FINI’s, 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
FINI’s, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,  www.finishk.com

Posto Pubblico
Another option for a New York style Italian family dinner, Posto Pubblico serves fresh homegrown vegetables in all its delicious pasta and pizza dishes. So grab your pooch and head over for a family dinner to be enjoyed by all.

Posto Pubblico, G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.postopubblico.com

Staunton’s Wine Bar & Café
A Soho staple, Staunton’s is the perfect weeknight jaunt for a couple of pints! Although pups aren’t allowed inside, there’s plenty of seating on the stairs situated beside the bar, often frequented with dog-lovers and plenty of adoring fans.

Staunton’s Wine Bar & Café, 10 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, www.stauntonsgroup.com

Brunch Club
This cosy, neighbourhood café is a great spot for a wholesome bite to eat. We’re big fans of its cute outdoor garden, where both you can pup can relax amidst the hustle and bustle.

Brunch Club, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brunch-club.or

Mostaccioli Brothers 
Hidden away on Elgin Street, you’ve most likely walked past this hidden Italian gem a hundred times! Complete with a fabulous terrace and lashings of American-Italian style comfort foods, the chilled out atmosphere makes date night with the pooch a breeze.

Mostaccioli Brothers, 16 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, www.elgrande.com.hk

Bocadito
Tuck into this little tapas bar in Soho if you’re looking for some great cocktails and a lighter meal on date night. Your furry friends are welcome to join you as you chow down on some Mexican-inspired Spanish tapas and sip on some seriously tasty cocktails.

Bocadito, G/F, 40 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/BocaditoHongKong

The Peak

Gino’s Gelato

Gino’s Gelato
On a hot day, your pooch will thank you for hitting up Gino’s. Known for serving authentic Italian gelato, the locations in Stanley and at The Peak also serve dog friendly ice cream, which comes in both beef and cheese flavours!

Gino’s Gelato,  Shop G18, Peak Tower, The Peak, Hong Kong
Gino’s Gelato
, Shop G09, G/F, Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong

Rajasthan Rifles
If you’re walking up to The Peak on a clear day, make sure to stop by Rajasthan Rifles. The Anglo-Indian restaurant’s spacious terrace not only offers sweeping views and a mean G&T, but is also 100% dog friendly.

Rajasthan Rifles, The Peak Galleria, Shop G01 G/F, 118 Peak Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.rajasthanrifles.com

Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town:

Winstons Coffee
This Aussie-style coffee shop is small but sweet, serving up a mean brew and tasty deli-style bites. We’re huge fans of its Toasted Avocado with Mozzarella Sarnies and hearty Breakfast Baps, but even bigger fans of the dog-friendly vibes, a hub that’s quickly becoming a go-to brunch spot for all pup owners! With locations in Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town, there are plenty of chances to snap a pic of your pooch outside with the “Woofstons” water bowl!

Winstons Coffee, Fu Kwok Building, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Winstons Coffee, 11 Davis St Shop 8, The Hudson, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.winstonscoffee.com

No Milkshake No Life
This small eatery just outside exit B2 of HKU station is perfect for an afternoon snack with friends and your dog. Have one of its to-die-for milkshakes and a classic grilled cheese (or a plate of the potato egg fries!) and grab a spot in its mini garden for the perfect afternoon break.

No Milkshake No Life, Shop A, G/F, Graceful Court, 31-37 Hill Road, Western District, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/opendoorcafehk

Read more: The Best Milkshakes In Hong Kong

OCEAN in POT
Found on Kennedy Town’s New Praya Street waterfront, OCEAN in POT caters for both people and pooches. Not just tolerated, dogs are encouraged to sit at tables and feel (even more) part of the family, as it serves up a variety of fusion dishes, shisha and dog treats.

OCEAN in POT, 7-8 New Praya Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.oceaninpot.business.site

Locofama
Offering up delicious organic bites and fresh juices, Locofama is packed with pups come the weekend – a great spot for owners to meet up and catch up as their dogs play. Keep an eye out for news of Puppy Adoption Days hosted there every Sunday for a cuddle, or to even welcome a new pooch to the pack.

Locofama, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, www.locofama.com

Flying Pig Bistro
The perfect spot to tuck into a Sunday roast with pooch in tow, Flying Pig Bistro is extremely accommodating. On a hot day choose to sit inside the resto or watch the world go by out front, the friendly staff will happily bring over a bowl of water with your menu. Be sure to check out Flying Pig Deli down the road for great wings and even better beer – with an outdoor area for pups to boot.

Flying Pig Bistro, 62 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/flyingpigbistrohk

Open Door Cafe + Courtyard
This chilled out cafe is one of our fave neighbourhood hangouts in Sai Ying Pun, serving up delicious coffee, food and smoothies. The cafe also serves a doggy-chino if your pup needs a drink, too! Open Door is super dog-friendly and often hosts pet-related events – we’re talking doggy playdates, fundraisers and even dog yoga.

Open Door Cafe + Courtyard, G/F, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pung, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/opendoorcafehk

Causeway Bay and Wan Chai:

Elephant Grounds, Causeway Bay
We always head to Elephant Grounds for the to-die-for ice cream sandwiches and a mean cup of coffee, and at the Causeway Bay and Mid-Levels’ locations, you can enjoy both with your furry friend! The outdoor seating area is great for grabbing breakfast after an early morning walk.

Elephant Grounds, 61 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong
Elephant Grounds, Shop C, G/F, 42-28 Fashion Walk, Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com

EAT.it
Serving casual Italian fare, EAT.it’s large outdoor area on the busy Fashion Walk is 100% dog friendly. Grab a table and enjoy the array of pizzas, pastas and drinks on offer.

EAT.it, Shop J, Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.eatit.hk

Little Bao
Next door to EAT.it, Little Bao also features an outdoor area that welcomes all furry friends. The perfect spot to watch the world go by, pull up a chair with your pooch and tuck into a spread of baos and modern Chinese dishes.

Little Bao, Shop H1, Fashion walk, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.little-bao.com

PAPI
This warm and friendly Italian spot is just the place to head to with your pooch. Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch, sit at the dog-friendly outdoor terrace and dive into plates of Italian comfort food favourites.

PAPI, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.papi-hk.com 

Honbo
Honbo not only serves some of our favourite burgers in the city, but it also welcomes your furry friend to sit back and enjoy the meal with you. Choose to sit inside, or grab an outside spot on the quiet Sun Street.

Honbo, 6 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.honbo.hk

Read more: The Best Burgers In Hong Kong

Blend & Grind
Blend & Grind has had its dog-friendly location Mid-Levels locations for years now, but its newly opened Wan Chai store is a little more spacious and welcomes pups too! Head here any time of day for everything from your morning coffee or smoothie, weekend brunch or even happy hour, and make sure to bring your dog along.

Blend & Grind, Shop A2, 1 Princes Terrace, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Blend & Grind, Shun Ho Building, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/blendgrindhk

Le Petit Saigon
If you’re craving a banh mi, Le Petit Saigon is the place to go. The small space is perfect for a quick takeaway, but if you have time, sit back on the Star Street steps with your doggo and enjoy a cold beer to go with your meal.

Sassy Tip: We also often spy some happy doggos sitting on the outside table at next door neighbour and sister restaurant, Le Garcon Saigon. The perfect spot for a long, lazy weekend happy hour.

Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.lepetitsaigon.com.hk

Read more: Happy Hour Deals In Hong Kong: Where To Drink In Wan Chai

Ruam
A recent opening on Wan Chai’s Ship Street, Ruam’s spacious terrace is a dog-friendly haven. Head here for happy hour drinks on weekdays between 4pm and 8pm and stay for the tasty Thai eats.

Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.ruam-thai.com

Bread & Beast
Serving killer sandwiches throughout the day, Bread & Beast is sure to keep both you and your pup happy! The casual and pet-friendly atmosphere is perfect for weekend brunch, which includes indulgent dishes such as Bourbon Caramel Banana Ricotta French Toast and Chuhao Brisket Croissant!

Bread & Beast, 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.breadandbeasthk.com

Kapok
Lifestyle store Kapok allows your furry friends to come inside and browse the array of fashion, beauty and home products on offer. The expansive store also serves up to-go coffee, if you’re dropping in with your pooch and are in need of refreshments.

Kapok, 8 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.ka-pok.com

Aberdeen and Southside:

The Pulse Promenade
A popular spot for pooches to run freely with other HK hounds, The Pulse Promenade houses an array of dining options. Some will allow dogs to sit with you, others outside, so feel free to ask one of the staff as to what the restaurant’s policy is!

Ovolo Southside
Not technically a bar or restaurant, but if you’re looking for a night away from the city and can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend at home, look no further then Ovolo Southside. The hotel’s V.I.Pooch Package is the perfect option for dog parents who fancy a staycation, and want to bring pampered pooches along for the ride. The hotel goes all out to make sure our four-legged friends are well looked after, with the package including their own doggy bed with an eating/drinking mat, food bowl, and even a “Doggy Bag” with specially designed dog toy and treats inside! And if you’re wanting to stay in the city, the offer is also available at Ovolo Central hotel. Find more info on the package here.

Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.ovolohotels.com.hk/ovolosouthside

Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ovolohotels.com.hk/ovolocentral

Lantau:

Bathers Beach Restaurant 
Bathers ticks all of the boxes! Serving up delicious, “modern British cuisine with a spotlight on seafood,” it makes for a great lunch spot post-dip in the sea.

Bathers Beach Restaurant, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau, Hong Kong, www.bathers.com.hk

Read more: Top Beachside Restaurants And Bars In Hong Kong

Treasure Island Beach Club
Taking the beachfront space that used to home Mavericks, Treasure Island is perfect for pups and humans alike. Open from 10am to 10pm Friday to Sunday, the restaurant and bar offers breakfast dishes, salads, burgers, drinks and more, along with a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for a after hike or a day at the beach. 

Treasure Island Beach Club, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/treasureislandbeachclub

Other Dog-friendly Favourites:

Tsim Sha Tsui:
London House
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Spasso

Mui Wo & Pui O:
China Beach Club 
The Kitchen
Deer Horn Restaurant and Bar
China Bear 

Yeun Long:
Eco Eighteen
S.U.S Pet Café
HOLA

Tung Chung:
Mint & Basil

Hiking:

Dragon’s Back
Easily one of Hong Kong’s most iconic hikes, this one is great for gauging your dog’s fitness levels as there is nothing too strenuous across the trail. With rolling hills and stunning scenery, it’ll take about four hours to complete the entire trail, so make sure you pack enough water for the both of you!

Getting there: Take a taxi or a drive to Shek O Road near To Tei Wan Village and keep an eye out for the signs that signal the start of the hike!

Read more: The Best Beginner Hikes In Hong Kong

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Tung Lung Chau Hiking Trail
If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend away from the hustle and bustle, Tung Lung Chau boasts one of the city’s best camping sites that is both remote and quite, perfect for pup to tag along too.

Getting there: Hop on a ferry and head over on either Saturday & Sunday from Sai Wan Ho ferry pier or Sam Ka Tsuen ferry pier. Dogs are allowed on board but remember that they will need to be on a leash and wearing a muzzle.

Pineapple Dam Nature Trail
If your pup isn’t a fan of sprinting up stairs and long winding walks – the Pineapple Dam trail is perfect for those looking to take it back a notch. A cool 3km next to Shing Mun Reservoir, this 1.5 hour stroll is relaxing and scenic. Make the most of your day out and pack a picnic, or grab some sausages and have a sizzle at one of the many barbecue sites along the way.

Getting there: Grab a taxi and start at the Pineapple Dam minibus station on Shing Mun Road. 

Read more: Hikes Under Two Hours in Hong Kong

A Walk up The Peak
If you’re short on time, or fancy a quick burst of exercise, take your pup up The Peak and on a fairly quick up-hill climb to those stunning views at the top. Make a beeline for Gino’s Gelato and cool off with a special doggy treat (which come in both cheese and beef flavours) with a portion of each purchase going directly towards helping HK’s rescue pups!

Getting there: There a quite a few routes up The Peak, but one of the easiest is to start on Conduit Road and keep heading up Old Peak Road.

Lamma Island
Just a short ferry ride away, Lamma makes for a great weekend hiking destination for those who fancy slowing down and getting out of the city. The path begins behind Shing Yeah Beach and ending at Sok Kwu Wan where you could even grab a fishy feast to go (some restaurants like Rainbow will let you sit with your dog in designated areas)! Otherwise extend the day and hike both there and back, stopping to catch your breath at one of the many dog-friendly cafes and bars in the village.

Getting there: Take the ferry from Central Pier 4 over to Yung Shue Wan. 

Read more: Top Waterfall Hikes In Hong Kong

Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail
Add this trail to your list of shorter walks, especially if it’s sweltering outside! Mostly shaded from the hot sun, the path is located inside Lion Rock Country Park and will take just 1.5 hours from start to finish, making it a great option for when you’re looking to get a little exercise without overheating.

Getting there: Nearest MTR station is Lai Chi Kok. The trail begins at Kowloon Hill Management Centre. Click here for bus routes.

Read more: The Best Hikes in Hong Kong to Do With Your Dog

Hong Kong Country Club to Deep Water Bay & Repulse Bay
This fenced in walk along the seafront promenade is great for a weekend morning. As the path is enclosed for the most, dogs can walk freely off their leads, and the path is never too busy – save from some runners and other dog walkers! We like to start the walk from Hong Kong Country Club and walk down past Deep Water Bay and onto Repulse, but the walk can also be done in reverse, starting from Repulse and waking back towards the Country Club to grab a taxi home. The walk is perfect for smaller dogs, or dogs that can’t go too far as the path is totally flat, but it’s worth noting that in hot weather, there isn’t much shade. In total the walk should take about 20 minutes to Deep Water Bay, or a further 40 if continuing on to Repulse.

Getting there: Take a taxi to Hong Kong Country Club and walk along the pavement towards Mills and Chung Path, that leads to Deep Water Bay.

Beaches:

Sai Kung & Tai Long Wan
Sai Kung is a doggy paradise, laden with fabulous beaches and great hikes, there are plenty of activities and areas for both you and your furry friend to explore. Head over for a relaxing day of short walks and snacks by the pier, or grab a taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion and hike through Sai Kung East Country Park to Tai Long Wong where you can enjoy white sandy beaches and gorgeous views. Once there, pitch a tent and spend the night under the stars with your pooch, ready to take the speedboat back to Sai Kung in the morning.

Read more: Your Guide To Tai Long Wan: What To Do, See & Eat

Sharp Island (Kiu Tsui Chau)
The largest island in Kiu Tsui Country Park take a sampan or ferry from Sai Kung waterfront, where you will see a gazetted beach on one side of the jetty (this one is not dog-friendly), but on the other side, there is a beach where dog owners often swim with their pups.

Long Ke
Take a taxi from Sai Kung to East Dam (or drive and park at Pak Tam Chung and taxi from there) and follow the path over to Long Ke. An easy hour (approx.) hike, this beautiful beach is well worth the trip! Make sure to bring a taxi number with you to get back from the dam on your way home.

Shek O Back Beach
Tucked away behind village houses, Shek O Back Beach is totally dog friendly. You’ll often find owners swimming and playing with their pups along this isolated, long stretch of beach and enjoying a cool beverage from Ben’s Back Beach Bar on the weekends.

Grass Island (Tap Mun)
Take a taxi to Wong Shek Pier, book a speed boat or take the ferry (ferries leave from Wong Shek Pier in Sai Kung about once every two hours) over to Grass Island to enjoy a small beach where pups can play in the cool waters. Watch out for cows!

Lantau
Grab a ferry to Mui Wo and spend the day at Lantau’s Silvermine Beach! There are plenty of beaches for both you and pup to cool off in as you trek toward Discovery Bay – and if you make it all the way, treat yourself to a seaside meal at one of the island’s great outdoor dining spots.

Stanley
Stanley is always a great day out – especially with your pup in tow! Popular with tourists, skip the busy market and head over to Stanley Plaza, walk the promenade and grab a bite to eat at one of the many dog-friendly restos. Before heading home, be sure to head on over to Stanley’s Main Beach (just by the watersports centre) and cool off in the waves.

Read more: Your Guide To The Best Beaches In Hong Kong

Cheung Chau Beach
If you’re looking for a place that has options, Cheung Chau offers great walks, short hikes (check out the Mini Great Wall along the way for extra tourist bonus points!) and a swimming area for the tail-waggers. Dogs can roam freely and dip in and out of the water while us owners catch a few rays and soak up the sunshine. If you get peckish, there’s also some fab seafood restaurants where local fishermen bring in their catches which are cooked fresh.

Lamma Power Station Beach
It can be tricky to find new places to walk the dog on the weekend, even more so finding somewhere which they can run around off leash without getting in harm’s way! But Lamma Power Station Beach is a quiet, pup-friendly area that lacks traffic and is perfect for throwing frisbees or for a good game of fetch. A short walk from Yung Shue Wan Village (which hosts many dog-friendly bars and restos to stop in for lunch), take the Lamma Island ferry which leaves from Central every half hour and follow the signs to the beach from there.

Read more: The Best Hong Kong Day Trips

Dog Parks:

Tamar Dog Park

Tamar Dog Park
Situated towards Wan Chai end of Tamar Park, there are two sizeable pet gardens which make for a great space for your pup to burn off some energy. The two gardens both have a grassy area, rather than just concrete – always a bonus in HK!

Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Quarry Bay Promenade
Walk your pup up the seaside walkway and let him loose in the pet garden. One of the larger dog parks in the city, your dog can run and play whilst you ogle at the panoramic views of this city you call home.

Hoi Yu Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Open 24 hours

Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden
If you’re on the hunt for a park that’ll literally have your pup jumping through hoops to get there, this western Kowloon Dog Garden boasts 7,000 square meters of concrete and grass, complete with an activity area, doggy drinking fountains and plenty of shady areas to take a rest in.

2 Butterfly Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 7am – midnight

Sheung Wan Dog Park (Central and Western District Promenade)
Situated near the Macau Ferry, this dog park is a popular spot for friends and pooches alike to gather and have a couple of drinks whilst the dogs are free to play. Stroll along the harbourfront walkway all the way down to the piers and stop for a pint or two at Pier 3 on your way back.

Chung Kong Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Open 24 hours

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Cyberport Waterfront Park
Finding a park that isn’t only made from concrete can be challenging in Hong Kong, so with open spaces, greenery and stunning harbour views, Cyberport is a great place to let your pooches run loose whilst you picnic with friends and family.

100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm

Penfold Park Sha Tin
Open all year round, Penfold has quickly become one of HK’s favourite dog parks, attracting people and pets from all of the city to come and roam the lush open fields. The perfect space for pups with heaps of energy, this beautifully landscaped park is more than worth the journey.

Penfold Park, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong 

Kennedy Town Shipping Docks (Instagram Pier)
Pup owners have claimed the far end of Instagram Pier as an unofficial ‘dog park’, where dogs can roam off-leash and away from heavy machinery. This spot is popular for evening dog walks, but at this end of the pier there are gatherings every evening (most people will head down there between 6pm and 7pm), and the perfect time for your furry friend to socialise and run around.

8 Fung Mat Road, Sai Wan, Hong Kong 

Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide to Kennedy Town

Kowloon Tsai Park
A popular park for families and amongst the playground and sports facilities is a small dog garden that’s great for a quick run around before a spot of lunch.

13 Inverness Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Open 24 hours

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  • The Dogeteer, 20 Mosque Junction, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
  • Three Dog Bakery, 74B Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
  • Good Dog, 51 Granville Road, 51 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Whiskers N Paws, 10/F Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, www.wnp.com.hk

Read more: Sassy Supports: Hong Kong Dog Rescue

Emergency Animal Hospitals:

Make sure to call ahead before you make your way there.

Hong Kong Island:

  • The Ark Veterinary Hospital, Shop 1 G/F, 25-35A, Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2549 2330
  • East Island Animal Hospital, 256 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, 2915 7:979
  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong (VSH), 1/F Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2408 2588
  • Pets Central 24 Hour Hospital (North Point), 66 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 2811 890

Kowloon:

  • Macpherson Animal Clinic, G/F, 26, Sai Yee Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 6227 0262
  • Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic (PAVC), G/F, 7B Liberty Avenue, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3650 3000

New Territories:

  • Victoria Veterinary Clinics (Yuen Long Clinic) Shop 11, G/F Hing Fook Building, Phase II 8 Man Hop Path, Yuen Long New Territories, Hong Kong, 2477 8929
  • Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Hospital, Tai Wai, Shatin, 69-75 Chik Shun Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2687 1030

Transport:

If you have your own car, then you’re set! But many of us in Hong Kong don’t have our own vehicle (and why would you with our amazing public transport system?) and where we want to go isn’t always in walking distance. Figuring out how to get your doggo from point A to point B can be a big question mark when you can’t take them on the MTR and buses, especially if you’re watching little ones, too. Here are some pet-friendly options to help you get to where you want to go:

Taxis
Some taxis in Hong Kong will allow pets in their vehicles, you just need to ask. It is not uncommon to get charged an extra fee of around $10 for the privilege of transporting your furry friend, but it’s totally worth the convenience, right?

Uber
Some Uber drivers will also allow pets. It’s good practice to text the driver who accepts your ride request ahead of time to let them know that you intend to travel with a pet as not every driver is okay with it.

GoGo Van
GoGo Van is a great option when you want to move large things from place to place. But did you know it also offers a pet shuttling service? That’s right! When you book a ride, you can specify that you’re transporting pets and you’re good to go!

99Bus
The 99Bus is an organisation started by someone in Hong Kong who just wanted to take his dog around town with ease. The service has stops all over town, but with only a handful of set routes. But if you’re close to a stop and headed somewhere along the route, this is a very convenient option. Check out its website for route information and ticket prices.

Ferries
Most ferries in Hong Kong will allow pups on board, but there are rules around this. Dogs are only allowed on regular and slow ferries and they must be kept on a leash or in a carrier and be muzzled at all times. Click here to check out the most up to date rules and regulations for taking pets on the ferry with you. Also note that any public beach with a lifeguard on duty is off limits for pooches.

Lik Speed Boat Service
Hong Kong has so many amazing beaches that are perfect for a picnic, a swim and a good game of fetch, but sadly they aren’t that easy to get to! Lik is offering up a solution for dog owners looking for more than just a small stretch of beach for our dogs to run around on, and is offering a speedboat service that will take your directly there! Get in touch here to enquire about prices and get exploring.

Have a dog-friendly suggestion that is not on the list? Feel free to drop us a message at [email protected]

 

Editor’s Note: This post was published on 8 July 2016 by Lexi Davey, and was most recently updated on 21 October, 2019 by Annie Simpson.

Featured image courtesy of @lexdav92, image 1 courtesy of Stazione Novella via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Blue Supreme via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Little Birdy via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of FINI’s via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Classified via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Annie Simpson, image 7 courtesy of Twiglet the Piglet via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Winstons Coffee via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Locofama via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Elephant Grounds via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Little Bao via Instagram, image 12 courtesy of The Pulse via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Lexi Davey via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Lexi Davey via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of Annie Simpson, image 16 courtesy of Lexi Davey via Instagram, image 17 courtesy of Whiskers n Paws via Instagram. Video property of Sassy Media Group.

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