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Dog Walking in Southampton
Whether you’re a seasoned dog walker in Southampton or are new to the area - there are some great pooch friendly places to visit, we’ve listed a few of our favourites below.
This is a great place to visit if you’re a dog sitter in Southampton, offering 326 acres for you and your dog to enjoy. Roughly a twenty minute walk north from City Centre, this large space includes woodland, wetland, nature trails and more. It is also home to The Hawthorns Wildlife Centre, a must see for visitors of Southampton Common and can be found in the common’s southeast corner.
Royal Victoria Country Park
If you’re walking a dog in Southampton this park offers a wide range of activities from walks along the seashore where you can admire the Solent while your pup has a swim, to exploring the woodland areas of the park. There is plenty of space for endless games of frisbee or fetch as well a cafe to stop at for a quick cup of coffee or spot of lunch.
If your pup likes to make friends this is a great place for a dog walk. With many families and children dotted around and a large open grassland perfect to let your dog run off any extra energy. Cafes are available at nearby Bitterne Triangle, or if it’s a nice day why not pack a picnic and make a day of it. All in all, a perfect place for dog walks in Southampton.
Another great place to walk a dog in Southampton is Ashurst Wood. Starting at Ashurst railway, this is an easy walk that combines a range of different landscapes that show the New Forest at it’s very best. Keep your eyes peeled for ponies grazing and other local wildlife, also make sure to close gates behind you so that no ponies escape!
Where to eat in Southampton with your dog
The Hampshire Bowman
With two resident pups of their own, this is very much known as a dog’s pub that allows people in. There are woods nearby to wander around while you work up an appetite, or if you’re all walked out why not sit back and relax in their huge garden. With roaring fires in winter, an extensive menu for two legged friends, as well as treats, water bowls and a whole host of furry visitors this is definitely somewhere you could spend an entire afternoon!
Imagine if every pub had their own doggy menu? Well The Ferryman actually does, how wagtastic! Offering dog beer, treats and pup ice-cream, there is guaranteed to be something to get your dog’s tail wagging. Two legged friends are welcome to enjoy the large selection of pub grub and there are some great walks, just a ball throw away.
The Empress of Blandings
If your pup is a fan of doggy ice-cream then you need to stop off for lunch here. Pups are welcome in the bar area and will be provided with treats and water bowls on arrival. With a wide selection of food and ale this is makes for a great place to stop off after a dog walk in Southampton.
Dogs are allowed in the bar area here and are always greeted with an ear ruffle on arrival. Dog treats are kept on the bar and water bowls are provided on request. Roast dinners are rumoured to be a good choice here - a perfect place to visit with your pup for Sunday lunch.
Local vets in Southampton
If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Southampton it’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located. Vets Now offer pet care advice as well as, emergency care and vaccinations. Located on West End road, they are open Monday - Sunday.
A friendly local team, open Monday- Sunday, no appointment needed, walk ins are welcome. Offering services from nail clipping and worming treatment to neutering and emergency care.
Pet shops in Southampton
From treats and toys, to nail clipping and animal advice, Nightingale Pets offer a range of pup friendly services. Whether your pup needs a new collar or you’d like to treat them to a new toy, there are lots of pawsome treats to choose from.
Healthy Pet Store
If your pup has been particularly well behaved and you want to treat him to something yummy, why not stop off at Healthy Pet Store. Offering a mixture of raw and wet food, as well as ready made dog meals and stocking a range of brand’s such as Lily’s Kitchen and Laughing Dog, your pups tail will be wagging in no time.
If you are wondering if there would be anyone local to walk your dog in Southampton why not create a profile and see if there are any pawsome borrowers in your local area!