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Dog Walking in Cardiff
Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, is a port city on the south coast of the country. It offers a pawsome range of unique attractions and entertainment, and the fun won’t stop if you own or borrow a dog in Cardiff. So start your planning here, we’ve found a host of dog friendly places in Cardiff so you and your doggy have tons to explore and make the most of your visit or of your home city. Want to walk a dog in Cardiff? You’ll be spoilt for choice!
A popular spot for dog walking in Cardiff is Bute Park, the green heart of the city, with an extensive area of parkland boasting a lovely nationally-significant tree collection. There is something for the whole family from natural play features for the young, an education centre, three cafes and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest. Dogs are welcome, although there some places where your pooch will need to stay on their lead, this is signposted around the park.
Rain in the UK, it’s inevitable. Well not to worry in Tremorfa, a short 12 minutes drive from Cardiff city centre, is Britain’s first indoor dog walking park, so come rain or shine your favourite furry friend can get it’s walks. Action Petz is the first centre of its kind so why not stop by.
Another popular place for dog walks is Pontcanna Fields, a vast area of grade 2 listed parkland that runs alongside the River Taff right in the heart of Cardiff. There is also a caravan and campsite if you’re planning a nature retreat with your dog.
The National Trust have amazing sites across the UK and Ireland, and close by to Cardiff and great place to spend an after with your dog, borrowed or owned, is Dyffryn Gardens. They have different and fun activity The gardens are absolutely stunning and your doggy is welcome to explore them too, just make sure they are on a short lead.
Visit St Fagans National Museum of History Europe’s leading open-air museum chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. Dogs are welcome on the site on leads and your doggy is welcome to some drinking water on request from the cafe at Oakdale and the Castle. All dog owners are also offered pooper-scoopers when entering the Museum, so everyone can appreciate it.
However, if you’re feeling pressed for time and you’re thinking ‘I’d love to find someone to walk my dog in Cardiff’, why not check out the borrowers on BorrowMyDoggy to find your perfect dog walker.
Where to eat in Cardiff with your dog
Time to stop for a bite to eat or an afternoon snack? Why not stop off at the Cambrian Tap House, a lovely pub in the centre of Cardiff with a great choice of ales, ciders and craft beers. The staff are knowledge and landlord is about to start “Yappy Hour” with free dog beer for your pooch, why not go in and ask.
Cayo Arms in Pontcanna is a great pub serving good food and drinks. Your doggy is welcome inside the pub and on both patio areas, make sure they stay on their lead.
A little away from the bustle of the city center in Grangetown where The Grange pubis located. The gastro pub has a good selection of beers, a large beer garden and often live music, if your doggy is a fan. We’ve heard there are even treats behind the bar so why not taking your doggy and find out.
For dessert Cadwaladers serves locally produced ice cream, made in Wales, with frequently changing flavours, unique chilled drinks, the best coffees and velvety smooth hot chocolates. They are listed as dog friendly so doggy doesn’t need to miss out on the sweet treats.
If you’re dog sitting in Cardiff and don’t feel like heading out for food with your pup don’t worry we have a host of dog friendly recipes, you can make in the comfort of your own home.
Local vets in Cardiff
It’s important to know where your local vets are, and we’ve found a few around Cardiff. Cowbridge Road Veterinary Centre is a small practice in Cardiff that are passionate about animal care. They’ have been offering high standard of veterinary care in the local community for over 30 years.
Highly rated amongst the locals is Vets4Pets in Cardiff, Newport Road located inside Pets at Home. Open 7 days a week providing a whole new veterinary experience with affordable high quality care.
North of Cardiff City Centre is Dr Doolittle's with a host of services they are a small practice with friendly and accommodating staff.
Pet shops in Cardiff
Retail therapy is great for turning a bad mood into a good mood, and the same can be said about your doggies. Treat them to a new toy at Pets at Home with two different locations around the city - your doggy will love to spend a while in there.
Pets Corner stocks products for all of your pets needs from dogs and cats to birds and reptile. Why not attend their Puppy Hour, a free club for puppies to make friends and enjoy a safe place to socialise with other puppies. Too cute, we know.