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Dog Walking in Basingstoke
Are you looking for some new dog walks in Basingstoke? We’ve listed a few of our favourites below to help you get started.
If your pup needs a good run out and doesn’t mind a bit of mud then why not head to Basingstoke Common. Whether your pooch is a fetch fiend or likes socialising with other dogs there is perfect opportunity to do both. The views are lovely and there are plenty of pubs to visit nearby, as well as free parking. All in all a great place to walk a dog in Basingstoke!
A great picnic spot to visit with your pooch is Eastrop Park. An easy walk from the town centre and shops, there is a water feature and a small boating lake where you can hire rowing boats and your pup can take a dip if he likes to swim. Stop off at the cafe to refuel or grab a well deserved post walkies ice-cream.
There are many routes to take depending on your energy levels with a mixture of terrain, from tall trees and grasslands to woodlands and a lovely picnic area. Your pup will enjoy chasing squirrels and exploring the undergrowth in the forest area and there is plenty of shade if it’s a hot day.
The War Memorial Park
A quiet oasis in the heart of a busy town. This park is well maintained and great for a game of fetch or frisbee due to the amount of open space available. Events are often held here throughout the year so make sure to check what’s going on before you visit. There is also a children’s playground, tennis courts, BMX track and an aviary making it a fun destination for family fun!
Where to eat in Basingstoke with your dog
The Fox Inn
With both a traditional and tropical menu offering standard pub grub with a Caribbean twist there are plenty of great food options to pick from. Pups are welcome and you can enjoy the comfort of a real log fire in winter or soak up the sunshine in the outside seating area. The Fox Inn have a selection of board games available as well as their very own skittle alley, so there’s plenty to keep you amused!
The Portsmouth Arms
If you’re a dog sitter in Basingstoke looking for a bite to eat with your pooch then The Portsmouth Arms welcomes pups in the bar area as well as in their outside areas. Serving up homemade pub grub for two legged friends, and bowls of fresh water for pups this makes for a pawsome lunch stop.
A village pub with a vast menu of burgers, roast dinners and a selection of yummy desserts. They also have a large beer garden for your pup to sniff around and explore. Pups are welcome in the bar area where food is served and will be provided with water bowls and ear ruffles by the friendly staff.
If you’re borrowing a dog in Basingstoke and are looking for a lovely beer garden to relax in and enjoy the scenery, then this is a great choice. Pups are welcome both inside and out here and are welcome to cosy up by the log fire in colder months. Bartons Mill also have their own lake and river complete with swans and ducks so you can stretch your pups legs after lunch if you so wish.
Local vets in Basingstoke
Companion Care Vets
It’s always nice to know where your local vet is if you’re looking after someone’s dog in Basingstoke. Open seven days a week, Companion Care Vets offer a range of services from emergency care to dentistry, X-Rays as well as consultations and general pet care advice.
Offering check ups, flea and worming treatments as well as preventative care. They have all the latest equipment on site to be able to offer X-Rays, ECG’s and ultrasounds so you can rest safe that your pup is in good hands.
Pet shops in Basingstoke
Whether you’re looking for a treat for a dog you’re looking after or you need a new harness and lead for your dog, Pets Corner have you covered. They also run Puppy Hour (Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am) which offers you a chance to get your pup socialised with other young dogs in the area.
Pets at Home
If your pup has been pawticularly well behaved why not take them to pick out their own treat! Pets at Home welcome pups as well as two legged friends and the friendly staff are likely to provide ear ruffles and maybe even a treat for well behaved pooches.
If after reading this you’re wondering if there is anyone local to walk your dog in Basingstoke why not create a BorrowMyDoggy profile? Creating a profile and browsing our members is completely free, and you could be one step closer to finding a pawsome match.