Pet owners don't have it easy in Bangkok. Most parks are off limits to dogs (blame irresponsible owners who refuse to scoop up after their pups), and there are very few public spaces, restaurants and malls that welcome canines, felines and such.
We make your life easier and list down the establishments that do open their doors to our four-legged friends. Here are paw-fect, pet-friendly spots where you and your favorite pooch can mingle with other pets and their owners.
Best spots in town to hang out with your pet pooch
This hotspot is like Club Med for your pooch. Barkyard BKK is the city’s first “dog-centric” community space, catering to the needs – and desires – of your furry friend. There’s a café that serves treats and ice water to dogs, a pet-grooming salon and a spacious field that’s perfect for playing catch. There’s even also a dog-only swimming pool. Plus, you may want to consider Barkyard if you need to put up your pup while you’re away. The venue has 14 air-conditioned suites, and offers each room packaged with exercise and playtime. All rooms are connected with a bark-cam, so you can check in on your pooch wherever you are in the world.
This new mall is hands-down the most pet-friendly mall in Bangkok, although it does have a strict doggie code of conduct. At CentralFestival EastVille, dogs can freely roam the outdoor park, which even houses a playground to keep your dog active and alert. If it’s too hot to play outside, rent a doggie cart and push him around the mall while you window shop (only within designated areas). Please be considerate, folks. It’s your job to clean up if your four-legged pal makes a mess – the mall offers plastic bags precisely for this purpose.
Now you don’t have to feel bad when your dog stares you down as you scarf down your meal. At Coffee Puppy, you can order from an extensive menu that includes delightful and nutritious treats for your pet pooch. These dog-friendly dishes look so tempting that you might just be tempted to taste your dog’s food. We probably would.