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Dog walking in Manchester
If you’re wondering ‘where can I walk my dog in Manchester?’ you’re in luck! There are tons of super places for you and your pup to stretch your legs.
One to add to the list is Jumbles country park and reservoir. The walk around the reservoir takes over an hour with pretty views and the advantage of the lake. Dogs can be let off their lead, there is an easy car park, and a cafe. What’s not to love?
An alternative for dog walks in Manchester, is Clifton Country Park which includes a nature trail and visitor centre, along with a beautiful lake where you can enjoy fishing or feeding the ducks. The park is even the proud winner of the Green Flag award - you and your pup are guaranteed to have a great day out.
With 600 acres, Heaton Park has lots to explore! Let your pooch sniff out the ornamental gardens and woodlands, or perhaps check out the ducks on the boating lake. There is a delicious family-friendly cafe serving traditional afternoon tea and tasty lunches should you need some refreshment on your day out.
Things to do in Manchester with your dog:
Betty & Butch is Manchester’s first doggy department store which houses its own doggy deli with everything from chicken sausages to dental fish cube treats. They also have some of the most exciting dog items out there such as luxury dog soap, dog beer, dog coat butter and dog paw balm. There is a lot to get your tail wagging here, but what we especially love is their commitment to making sure that everything they sell is healthy - think Whole Foods for dogs. What’s more they host a range of incredible doggy centric events. For example, throughout the year they host puppy brunches and at Christmas your dog can take a pic with Santa in his grotto. It is also worth noting that Betty & Butch is housed in Afflecks, the UK’s first fully dog friendly shopping centre.
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Where to eat in Manchester with your dog
When it comes to food you have lots of dog friendly places to eat in Manchester to choose from. We will just breeze through a few of our favourites.
Takk, one of the North Quarter’s cool hangouts serving delicious coffee and cakes. They also have treats on hand for your doggy pal, so there is something for everyone.
If you and your pup are food aficionados, Elnecot is where you two should go! Considered by many some of the best food in Manchester with an open door policy for dogs. The chefs with happily make your pup something delicious from the menu such as the pale ale ox cheek and meatballs in tomato sauce.
If casual is more your scene, then check out the award winning gourmet grilled cheese spot Northern Soul Mcr. They are always happy to welcome adorable pooches.
After some dog walking in Manchester why not head to the Albert’s Schloss, the new and upcoming place for you and your furry friend. A fun and lively Bohemian German-styled palatial bar with delicious food and a great bar. Probably best to take small to medium dogs here as we hear it can get quite busy.
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Local vets in Manchester
Whether you are dog sitting in Manchester or borrowing a dog you may be looking a local vet. Close to Old Trafford is Manchester PDSA Pet Hospital, who’s staff are a godsend when it comes to caring for sick and injured pets.
Towards the north of Manchester city centre you can try the Park Veterinary Clinic which is part of the Regan Veterinary Group. The team have been caring for pets for many years and are dedicated to providing high quality compassionate healthcare.
A popular choice for the locals is the Vets Now Hospital Manchester, located just slightly north-west of the city and serves the Greater Manchester region. Their friendly team of dedicated specialist referral vets and emergency clinicians are there to help your doggy in an emergency or provide support.
With your BorrowMyDoggy membership you are covered not only by our accident and third party liability insurance but you’ll have access to a 24/7 Vet Line that both owners and borrowers can call. Whilst your pooch is with your borrower, they can call the vet line with any questions or concerns and can advise what to do. Owners are also able to ask them for any advice they need.
Pet shops in Manchester
The nations favourite Pets at Home has a store in Salford. The one-stop shop for pet food, toys and accessories, you’re guaranteed to find your pooch a new toy or five, who can say no to all those pawsome toys?!
Looking for a bargain? Head to The Pet Hut offering discounts on a wide range of food and pet accessories for your furry friend. For dog lovers they have a great choice of toys, collars, leads and comfy dog beds as well as a range of dog food.