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Dog Walking in Reading
One of the major benefits to being a dog sitter in Reading is all of the great dog friendly walks and places to visit with a four legged friend here are just some of the lovely local walks.
It’s best to visit the castle on a sunny day as it can get very windy during winter months, but it’s beautiful all year round. With plenty of on-lead and off-lead areas as well as hilly and flat areas, this makes for a varied place to walk a dog in Reading. Why not stop off for a spot of lunch in Donnington village after your walk or take a picnic if the weather is nice.
If you’re a dog walker in Reading looking for a chilled and mostly flat walk this is a perfect place to visit. Take in the rolling hills and beautiful views that surround the area and enjoy the local wildlife and lovely pond on your walk. The paths are wide which make it perfect for dog walking but the tracks can get quite muddy in winter, so be sure to pack your wellies if there’s a chance of rain.
Black’s Park is a lovely county park with plenty of forested paths. There is a large lake if you’re walking a dog that likes to swim as well as plenty of area’s for your pup to be taken off the lead. Refreshments are available on route if you get thirsty.
A large peaceful area to explore for both pup’s and two legged friends, although it can be known to get windy due to being such a large open space. There is a range of forest trails to visit, as well as lots of opportunity for those all important games of fetch. Be sure to look out for dragonflies and birds as well as roaming horses and ponies.
Where to eat in Reading with your dog
Once you’ve exhausted all of the great dog walks in Reading it’s likely that you’ll need something to eat, so we’ve listed a few great places to grab a bite to eat below.
If you’ve been out and about walking a dog by the river in Reading then why not pop in to The Swan for a gastro pub lunch with your four legged friend? Pooches are welcome both inside and out and are likely to be lavished with attention while you tuck into a hearty lunch.
The Flowing Spring
With a large beer garden as well as a balcony this is a brilliant place to soak up some sun. Dog bowls for thirsty pups are available on the balcony and treats are available to purchase from behind the bar. The Flowing Spring often has events running which are very popular, as well as a great menu - all in all, a pawsome place to spend an afternoon.
The Fox and Hounds
Aside from the great name, this pub has been previously voted in the top ten best dog friendly pubs in Surrey. Pups are welcome both in the bar and garden, but owners must be kept on a lead! Their sharing steaks are popular, as are their ‘Fish Friday’s’ and bookings can be made on their website.
Dog’s are more than welcome at The Greyhound and the staff are extremely welcoming to both two legged and four legged visitors. Dog treats are kept at the bar and water bowls are available on request. A wagtastically friendly place to stop for a spot of lunch or dinner.
Local vets in Reading
Offering a range of pet care services from emergency care to consultations, Medivet are a large community of vets and nurses seeking to provide a caring and continuous service to pets in Reading.
If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Reading it’s always nice to know where your nearest vets it located. Vets Now is open from Monday-Sunday and as well as consultations and emergency care, can offer pet care advice on everything from kennel cough to what to do if your pup accidentally eats something he shouldn’t.
Pet shops in Reading
Pets at Home
Whether you are looking for insurance, grooming or toys and treats, Pets at Home has it all. As well as a great selection of pet products and friendly staff you’re also welcome to being your pup shopping with you which is pretty pawsome!
Pets Corner Reading West
If you have a pup, Pets Corner offer 10% off everything during puppy club (which runs from 9:30am - 10:30am on Saturdays) a puppy only event to help get your pup socialised with other young dogs. They also offer a fab range of treats and food so you’re almost guaranteed to leave with something to make your dog’s tail wag.
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