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Top 10 places to take your Mum and Pooch this Mother’s Day

Top 10 places to take your Mum and Pooch this Mother’s Day


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It’s Mother’s Day again which usually leaves your pooch at home while you are taking Mum for a nice drink.

Don’t despair, this year browse a few dog friendly pubs around Sydney that will welcome your dog into their beer garden, but when it’s May and quite cold you might want to actually celebrate Mother’s day inside with Mum and Pooch!

Below find our Top 10, well and truly tested 🙂

If our recommendations don’t suit you, here is our complete dog friendly pubs & bars directory:

https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/

Enough said, here are our Top 10 dog friendly places Mum will love as well as well as Pooch!

Spend time near the beach, take a scenic walk to Mark’s Park and warm up afterwards at Bondi Beach Public Bar!  Chilled out vibes, great drinks, delicious food and your furry friend is allowed inside… what’s not to like? This makes BBPB our favourite winter place in Bondi Beach…

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Frisco Hotel on Pupsy

Frisco Hotel offers you and your pup a great pub experience. Your dog is welcome to join you everywhere in this two-storey pub including the upstairs balcony, which is designed for chilled out afternoons! Have a drink or two while enjoying the CBD and wharf views.

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Poor Toms Gin Hall on Pupsy

Want to try something a little different? How about tasting a unique craft gin with your dog? You (not your dog) will sample gin while your pup is either chilling at your feet or saying hi to every other gin lover inside this micro distillery.

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In addition to welcoming your dog inside, Public House Petersham also has a heated beer garden for you to relax. Great pub meals and even occasional dog events, so stay tuned.

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The Cricketers Arms Balmain on Pupsy
The Cricketers Arms Balmain on Pupsy

Dog friendly pub Cricketers Arms not only allows your pup to join you at the public bar but boy do they know how to make burgers! Super dog friendly staff will take care of you and your pup while you are trying one of the many craft beers on tap.

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The Courthouse on Pupsy

Courty is a legendary Newtown establishment to hang out, meet friends (or strangers) and to enjoy great food and drinks. It’s located right next door to the off leash Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, which makes it a perfect after play spot!

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The Duck Inn on Pupsy
The Duck Inn on Pupsy

The Duck Inn is a light, bright and airy locals favourite pub. Relax on the sofas or enjoy the bar! The menu is great and the food is tasty, all the right ingredients for a great afternoon out with your pup!

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The Marlborough Hotel on Pupsy
The Marlborough Hotel on Pupsy

Newtown’s favourite dog friendly pub The Marlborough Hotel is known for live music, sport and its twist on the classic pub meal. Doggies are welcome to join you for a refreshing drink and chilled out vibes at the partly covered beer garden.

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The Newport on Pupsy
The Newport on Pupsy

Not only are dogs welcome everywhere in The Newport, they also regularly organise dog events at this fantastic Northern Beaches venue! Extensive food and drinks menus have something for everyone and weekend live tunes are not to be missed.

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The Paddo Inn on Pupsy
The Paddo Inn on Pupsy

With high ceilings and painted brick walls, Paddo Inn has a very cosy pub feel and most importantly the entire front bar is dedicated to our furry friends. The bartenders even have treats to share… with your dog, that is!

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For the full list of truly dog friendly pubs in Sydney go to https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Friendly Southern Highlands

Edited by: Ella Holgate

We know how much planning it takes to travel with your dog. Finding dog friendly accommodation can be a daunting task in itself, not to mention discovering the best dog walks or dog parks at your destination. Your dog might also get car sickness, in which case we highly recommend you read the article on “What you should know about long car trips with your dog” from our friends at Sydney’s Southern Cross Vets before starting your journey.

The Southern Highlands has plenty to offer you and your dog. We have listed the best dog friendly accommodation, walks, pubs and cafés to make your next visit to this beautiful NSW countryside with your dog a truly memorable experience!

Check out also our other popular travel guides with your dog

   

Where to stay in the Southern Highlands?

Let’s start with your visit to the Southern Highlands! We have sourced the most amazing dog friendly accommodation options in the area. Whether you are after a couple’s retreat or are travelling with a bigger band, there is always plenty on offer. The full list of all dog friendly accommodations can be found here!

Church Conversion on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

This air-conditioned, two-bedroom holiday home comes with a garden and free WiFi. Stylishly decorated, featuring a modern spacious bathroom and cosy bedrooms, this dog friendly home is close to the popular Carrington Falls and is only a few minutes walk away from the Robertson Cheese Factory.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

 

 

Green Acres on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

Green Acres is set amongst farmlands at the heart of Kangaroo Valley. Enjoy stunning views whilst relaxing by the pool or having a glass of your favourite wine as you sit by the fireplace, reading a good book.

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

 

 

Kooyong on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

Relax in the garden and take in the fresh mountain air. This stylishly decorated, fully equipped luxury holiday estate includes 4 bedrooms, which means there is plenty of room for family or friends!

Click below for more info, the exact location and to make bookings!

 

 

Lark Cottage on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

Located in the beautiful village of Burrawang and only a short walk to the award winning Burrawang Village Hotel, Lark cottage offers a relaxing and romantic retreat, allowing you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The cottage is open plan and is perfect for both couples and family groups looking for a country escape.

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Taliesin on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

Set in one of the exclusive areas of Kangaroo Valley, this family home offers a perfect hideaway for either a group of friends or the extended family. It will be very hard to recall your daily agenda while sitting on the deck and gazing towards the rolling hills on the horizon. On colder nights, why not set a comfy family dinner by the fireplace?

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Treehouse on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

The Treehouse is a place where you are utterly immersed in nature, cocooned by the sounds of running water and native wildlife. It is a place that allows you unplug and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and Mother Nature, with the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.

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Vicarage View on Pupsy

(Photo: booking.com)

Vicarage View Cottage boasts a year-round outdoor pool and mountain views. If you are passing through or looking for a accommodation that allows single night bookings for a quicker experience of the beautiful Kangaroo Valley, Vicarage View Cottage is definitely worth checking out.

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What to do?

The Southern Highlands is filled with great hiking and walking tracks. You can climb up the hills, hike in the bush or enjoy the equally calming walking tracks close to the villages. We have handpicked the best walks and hikes to do with your dog!

Bong Bong Track on Pupsy

(Photo: Destination Southern Highands)

The Bong Bong track is a popular walking track outside Bowral. Stunning scenery along the rolling hills and fields of the Southern Highland makes you forget your daily routine and take in the calmness of nature!

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

 

 

Cherry Tree Walk on Pupsy

(Photo: Destination Southern Highlands)

The Cherry Tree walk is listed in The Best of Bowral, and is a beautiful and popular track that meanders through 526 cherry trees. For the most stunning experience, visit in spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Start the walk with a morning coffee from the RAW & WILD dog friendly café.

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Mt Gibraltar Track on Pupsy

(Photo: Destination Southern Highlands)

Hike with your dog up the hill to one of the best viewing spots around Southern Highlands. Dogs must be on the lead at all times but they will still be able to enjoy this countryside hike up Mount Gibraltar!

Click below for more info, reviews, map & directions

 

 

Gibbergunyah Walk on Pupsy

(Photo: Destination Southern Highlands)

Gibbergunyah (meaning a “shallow cave used as a shelter”) is a reserve for public recreation and for the preservation of native flora and fauna. Kangaroos, wombats and echidnas are often seen so keep your dog on the lead at all times. The track is quite steep if you ascend from Howard’s Lane in Welby. The easier approach is from Boronia Street in Bowral.

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Box Vale Track on Pupsy

(Photo: Destination Southern Highlands)

The Box Vale walking track takes you along a historic path out the back of Mittagong in the Southern Highlands. The bushwalk takes you along the track that was cut during the late 1800s for coal mining access. One of the key highlights of the hike is the cuttings; walking between the rock faces along either side of you is awe-inspiring.

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Berrima River Walk on Pupsy

(Photo: @pupsy)A 

This beautiful dog friendly walk follows the Wingecarribee River. Here you can discover what the German merchant seamen built along river while they were interned in Berrima for four years during WW1. Finish the walk at Surveyor General Inn, one of the most dog friendly pubs in the Southern Highlands.

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Food & Drinks?

A weekend away in the Southern Highlands wouldn’t be the same without a relaxing afternoon drink or meal in one of the many great cafés and pubs. Unfortunately, not all of them are as welcoming of your pup as they will be of you. No worries, we have sourced the best and most comprehensive selection of dog friendly cafés and pubs, where you and your furry travel companion will always feel welcome! These are listed below in alphabetical order.

Artemis Wines on Pupsy

(Photo: Artemis Wines)

If you are interested in mixing it up a bit, how about visiting a local winery with your pup! Southern Highland wineries may not be known to be as dog friendly as the ones in the Hunter Valley but Artemis Wines is worth a visit. At Artemis Wines you can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck, which is fully covered from the rain /sun, accompanied by your pup.

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Burrawang Village Hotel on Pupsy

(Photo: Burrawang VillageHotel)

This dog friendly pub is located in the quaint village of Burrawang, among the picturesque rolling green hills of the Southern Highlands. It is famous for its beautiful gardens, spectacular views and tasty food, so make sure you include it in your Southern Highland bucket list!

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Magpie Cafe on Pupsy

(Photo: Magpie Cafe)

Magpie Café not only welcomes pups, they love them to be around at the front garden. They will get an equal (or maybe a bit more) amount of attention as you. This is a great place to start the day, followed by a walk along Berrima River!

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RAW and WILD on Pupsy

(Photo: RAW & WILD)

This is a gourmet market with a dog friendly café at the back, which offers delicious bites for you and a doggie menu for your pup. RAW & WILD is a great place to finish your morning walk, and is near the Cherry Tree walking track!

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Scottish Arms on Pupsy

(Photo: Scottish Arms)

Their recently renovated beer garden must be one of the most stunning pieces of architecture you will find in the Southern Highlands. There is plenty of shade for pups and some rare Scottish beers for the two legged guests! Make sure this is one of your pit stops when staying around Bowral!

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Surveyor General Inn on Pupsy

(Photo: Surveyor General Inn)

In our humble opinion, Surveyor General Inn is the most dog friendly pub in the Southern Highlands. Dogs are allowed inside the front bar and if the days are getting a little chilly, they can lay at your feet in front of the fire place while you enjoy a beer at this old school English style pub!

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The Friendly Inn on Pupsy

(Photo: The Friendly Inn)

The legendary Friendly Inn has been serving locals and visitors for a looooong time. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden, front terrace and on the deck. Visiting this inn is a must for anyone travelling through the Kangaroo Valley town centre!

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

 

 

The Royal Hotel on Pupsy

(Photo: The Royal Hotel)

Located in the centre of Bowral, The Royal Hotel is popular amongst locals as well as many of the visitors in town. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden on the side of the pub.

Click below for more info, opening hours, reviews, map & directions

 

 

In case of emergency

Rest assured, the Southern Highlands has excellent vet services covering everything from an upset stomach and rashes to laboratory and surgical services. Although we hope you will not need this list, it is always handy to have the local vet details close to you when travelling.

We would also like to remind you to make sure your pup’s tick treatment is up to date when venturing out in the Southern Highlands.

 

 

 


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What you should know about long car trips with your dog

What you should know about long car trips with your dog

At some point you will need to take a long car trip with your dog. This may be required to move, go on holidays or visit relatives. Long car rides can be perfectly safe for your dog, and stress free, but there are steps you should take to help your dog in the car.

Reducing stress in the car

How your dog copes with the long car ride depends on personality and previous exposure to cars. Relaxed dogs who frequently ride in cars will probably have little to no difficulty with an extended trip. Anxious dogs and dogs who seldom ride in cars can find long car rides very stressful.

If your dog is unused to the car you should gradually build up to a long car ride before embarking on extended trips. Many dogs fear cars because car rides often lead to a visit to the vet, or to boarding kennels. Take your dog on frequent 5-10 minute rides to exciting places such as the beach and dog park. Maintain a normal conversation in the car and do not appear overly anxious in front of the dog. If your dog does not suffer from motion sickness then treats provided during the journey can help make the trip positive.

If your dog suffers from an extreme fear of car trips reconsider the need for taking your dog on a long car journey. At best an anxious dog in the car is stressful for the driver, at worst it can be dangerous. If a car trip is absolutely necessary for a fearful dog then speak to your veterinarian about the use of sedatives in the car. There are risks associated with the use of these medications, and your veterinarian will likely recommend a trial run with the drug in the house under direct supervision.

Make the car comfortable for your dog

Dogs can suffer from motion sickness in the car, just like people. Make sure your dog has a comfortable spot to lie, on the back seat or in a crate. Some dogs like to be able to see their owners, particularly if they are anxious. Being able to look out the window is also important for dogs that may feel motion sick. Ensure air flow through the car is adequate, crack open the back window so your dog has a constant supply of fresh air.

Remember that your dog needs toilet breaks. An accident in the car will be unpleasant for both you and the dog for the rest of the long car trip. Try to stop at least every 2 hours to give your dog a rest outside and the chance to eat, drink or go to the toilet. Remember to keep your dog leashed when stopping near roads. If you notice your dog suddenly becomes restless, this may be a cue to pull over in a safe spot for a quick poo or wee break.

Your veterinarian may be able to supply you with anti-nausea medication for a long car ride. If you are worried about motion sickness in your dog, chat to your veterinarian.

Car Safety for your dog

There are a few important rules to keep in mind when travelling with your dog in the car:

  1. It is illegal to travel with an unrestrained dog in the car. Make sure your dog is secured with a safety harness & dog seat belt or in a crate in the back of the car. Unrestrained dogs have been known to fly through windscreens in car accidents. Never ride with your dog on one of the front seats. Front seat airbags can kill a dog if they go off. Car harnesses can be bought in most pet stores and are useful to safely secure a dog in the car. Make sure your dog wears a safety harness and the seatbelt is secured at the top of the harness on your dogs back. Never attach the dog’s seat belt to their collar as it could strangle your pup in an accident!
  2. Do not allow your dog to stick he/her head out of the window of the car. Do not open windows wide enough to allow your dog to stick their head through, or climb through. Dogs can easily be injured by passing cars or flying gravel if they have their head out of the window.
  3. Do not leave your dog unattended in a car, even if the windows are down. Temperatures rise quickly in cars even on cold days. A dog left unattended in a car can die in minutes. Sometimes dogs may be forgotten in cars, particularly if owners do not often travel with them in the back seat. To avoid this leave an important item like a phone, wallet or handbag in the back near your dog.
  4. Always focus on your driving with your dog in the car, and pull over to stop safely if you need to adjust or check anything to do with your dog.

With preparation long car rides do not have to be difficult. If you are at all worried about how your dog will cope in the car you can talk through the issue with your veterinarian.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Bethany Richards. BVSC (Sydney University) from Southern Cross Vet.
Dr Beth  enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in promoting animal welfare. Dr. Beth is part of the Animal Ethics Committee at the Children’s Medical Research Institute of the Children’s Hospital in Westmead.
Thanks for the guest blog, Dr. Beth!


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How to master a pawfect Pupsy profile photo of your dog

How to master a pawfect Pupsy profile photo of your dog

6 Top Tips on how you can take a pawfect photo of your dog to help your pup shine above all the rest!

Increase your chances for new Pupsy connections with other dogs by mastering your dog’s profile photo or uploading some great photos of your dog for the Newsfeed!
(Instructions here)
Remember at Pupsy there are no judgements and there is no such thing as too many posted photos of your fur baby in the Newsfeed 🙂

Presentation is everything, its no different to any Dating app, effort will be rewarded and your pooch will love you for finding new mates to play with 🙂

Find below a beginner’s guide to help you help your dog shine above all the rest.
Let’s face it, he’s/ she’s destined for Pupsy-stardom!

No matter what ideas you choose, your dog will get plenty of attention, you’ll get some pawsome pictures, and both of you are sure to have a great time!

Equipment

Of course, a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera will be great to take the pawfect photo of your pooch, if you do have one handy make sure to choose a faster shutter speed as your dog is unlikely to pose for you very long.
A faster shutter speed means less light so balance this out with more natural light available i.e. outdoors or near a large window.

Don’t despair  though if you don’t have a SLR camera handy, most modern Smartphones have amazing cameras so you can take just as great photos with the following settings:

Turn off the power saver +  turn on HDR

  • Ensure any power-saving modes are turned off. They slow down your camera’s performance.
  • Turn on HDR mode to help balance the lighting.

Use special modes for action shots

  • To keep up with fast-moving pets, use burst mode feature shooting and pick the least blurry of the shots.
  • On the iphone just hold down the shutter release button on the screen or use the volume buttons on the side of the iphone to capture a series of shots. Check your photos and then choose the best shot from the sequence.

 

Find the right light

Take advantage of natural light

  • If you can, pose your dog by a window or glass door to get soft lighting.
  • Avoid harsh, bright sunlight. On cloudless days, take photos in the shade. Overcast days are perfect for outdoor photography.

Avoid flash by using lamps

  • Avoid using flash unless necessary. Flash makes lighting harsh, and it can give dogs that dreaded red-eye effect.
  • If you have a flexible-neck desk lamp available to you, use it for great lighting for an indoor dog photoshoot.

 

Get your dog’s attention

If your desired effect is to have your dog look straight into the camera, call his or her name, make sounds they respond to, and talk to them to get them to look at the camera.
Don’t forget the power of treats! Dogs will almost always look right at the treat and if you have an assistant, even better!
Have them hold the treat where you’d like your dog to look and, of course, don’t forget to hand it out as a reward to the super dog model 🙂
A little trick which helps to keep your pup’s weight in check: feed part of their dinner in the photo shoot, this way your dog will feel rewarded without the additional calorie intake.

Make your dog smile

To give you that big grin, an easy way is to take them for a quick run around the living room or have a tug of war with them.  An active dog is a happy dog and will likely flash you a huge smile after settling down.

Perspective, Angel and Background

Get the puppy perspective by getting on your dog’s level or take pictures from different angles for more interesting shots. Especially getting on your pups level will make a huge difference and to show what life is like from their perspective!

Take photos from above, below, in front, behind!
Use your creativity to produce different photos that highlight your favourite parts of your dog from all different points of view.

Don’t forget to pay attention to the background of the image and stop focusing on your fur baby for a moment!
The cutest photo of your pooch is destroyed by having dirty dishes or rubbish bins at the park in the background.
For portrait photos a neutral background works well to make your puppy shine even more!

Post-processing of your dogs photos can make a huge difference

Whether on a mobile or a computer, photo editing applications are priceless. Even a slight adjustment can make your photos look more professional and appealing.
If you don’t want to fork out the expensive license fee for photoshop, try a free desktop editor like Pixlr.
Most smartphone camera’s have built-in editing or download one of the countless apps available for photo editing.

Pay attention to the following settings and adjust them as required:
Brightness & Contrast – brighten & contrast enough to highlight features & shadows to make the image pop but be careful not to loose too much colour
Saturation – less is more with this setting, you don’t want to make the photo look fake with too much colour
Sharpening – this can be an especially great tool for dog photography to really make the dog’s hair stand out. Again less is more, as the photo will become too grainy if you sharpen it too much and will appear fake.

We hope you will have lots of fun taking your dog’s pictures for Pupsy and when you are ready to upload his/her profile pic or a photo in the Newsfeed find instructions here.

 


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How to turn a rainy day into a dog friendly fun day in Sydney

How to turn a rainy day into a dog friendly fun day in Sydney

We have all been waiting for some rain, but then reality hits and often the choice is going out without your pooch or being stuck at home.

At Pupsy, we want you to have as much quality time as possible with your fur baby so we’ve sniffed out the best dog friendly things you can do with your pooch on a rainy day in Sydney!

 

Visit a new suburb and their pub

We at Pupsy have been super busy at getting all the best intelligence for you on pubs which actually welcome you AND your pooch inside!

On a rainy day a must-have feature for dog owners is a super dog friendly pub so we won’t get stuck outside in the rain 🙂

So far we have found 34 really pawsome venues and visited lots of new suburbs and places, and its been lots of fun!

If the rain does clear for a bit, of course don’t forget that your pooch needs to relief him/herself and also wants a bit of a runaround so search for a dog park near you on the  Pupsy’s Dog Park Map for an off leash Dog Park near the pub.

 

Have a fancy Doggie High Tea

The Hughenden, a boutique dog friendly hotel, superbly located at the crossroads of Centennial Parklands, Woollahra and Paddington villages, is simply full of luxury for both you and your pooch.

Dogs are welcome to the hotel restaurant and especially on a rainy day their special Doggie High Tea events are definitely worth a try!

 

Arrange a puppy playdate and meet new mates

Sign up to Pupsy (it’s free for you!), create a cute profile and upload a pawsome profile pic and start finding some mates!
This works just like Facebook (not quite as sophisticated but hey we don’t have a Facebook budget ;-)), except that instead of you, your dog connects to other dogs and the human identity stays out. It’s all about your pup!

Need some help on how to get the pawfect shot and have fun with your fur baby in the process?
Check out these 6 invaluable tips on how to master a pawfect Pupsy Profile photo of your dog!

Once you are connected, you can send messages via Pupsy and arrange a playdate with your new friend in a safe and public environment like i.e. a dog friendly brewery. Most breweries have lots of space to roam around so your pooch and his/her new mates won’t get stressed.

 

Visit a brewery

The trend of microbreweries has well and truly arrived in Sydney and the best part is that most of them love dogs and are super dog friendly. Another advantage is that most breweries have their bars in large warehouses, so usually there is lots of space and its not too noisy, a perfect outing with your dog on a rainy day!

How about a Puppy Pale Ale for your pup? Check out All Hands Brewing to get your hands on one of those for your dog, yumm!

Try new brews, meet up with friends and give you and your dog a break from being stuck at home, check out the dog friendly breweries here.

 

Try a new gin

Another great dog friendly adventure on a rainy day is to visit a Gin Distillery and try their unusual and tasty drops.
At Poor Toms Gin Hall, pups are allowed inside while you can taste the final product of distilling 106 ingredients to get a sense of each flavour, which is a dry, wheat-based gin flavoured with strawberry gum (leaves), lemon myrtle and Granny Smith apple.

 

Visit a Dog Yoga class

Who would have thought? Yes, we have been doing our research and it’s finally come to Sydney: Dog Yoga!

During Dog Yoga, your dog will learn how to practise a set of postures, movements and expressions, in order to relax, calm down and cope with the inevitable stressors of modern dog life.

The benefit of Dog Yoga lies in how and when your dog learns to apply the taught postures and movements: the sets become your dog’s “go-to” behaviours in times of stress, because they experience them as self-soothing, relaxing and calming.

Sounds like a great way to spend some quality time with your pooch and teach an anxious dog how to relax!

Try The Mindful Dog’s Yoga class

 

Take your dog for a swim

Let’s be honest, you and your pooch are wet already why not go all the way and go for a swim?

Check out these off leash dog beaches to play in the waves in the rain!

 


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Sydney’s Best Inner City suburbs to visit with your dog!

Sydney’s Best Inner City suburbs to visit with your dog!

Even if you live in Sydney perhaps on the outskirts, a visit to any of these Inner City suburbs is an exciting delight and can provide a welcome change of scenery exploring many of the world famous landmarks!

However a weekend away in Sydney is not complete if you can’t take your furry friend! Luckily Sydney is becoming more dog friendly and you have plenty of accommodations available for you and your pup in this beautiful coastal city.

We have listed the best dog friendly accommodations for you with activities and dog friendly places within walking distance.

You can find the full list of dog friendly accommodations in Sydney here!


Central Sydney

Central Sydney is host for some of the most amazing dog friendly hotels in Australia. We can guarantee both you and your pup will have a truly amazing experience at these fantastic, centrally located dog friendly hotels.

Stroll through the Rocks district, hang around at Circular Quay or maybe go for a walk at the Domain while enjoying the sweet harbour breeze.

Although you are in the centre of the city, you can still find great off lead dog parks to walk and play with your pup. As a matter of fact, only Lane Cove and North Sydney councils provide more off lead dog parks than City of Sydney. Or how about treating your dog with a Puppy Pale Ale at the All Hands Brewing House at Kings Wharf?

The Langham Sydney is proud to be the only dog-friendly accommodation amongst Sydney’s luxury hotels, offering your dog the renowned 5-star service, just as you’d expect for yourself. Dog sitting and dog walking services are available on request. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay at The Langham with the additional pet fee of $120 per night!

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Pier One offers a stunning dog friendly accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s famous Rocks district. No need to bring any of your dogs accessories, they have it all covered from bedding to water and food bowls and even mini bar filled with doggie treats! Small and medium size dogs (max 20kg) are welcome with an additional $90 pet fee per stay!

Find out more about Pier One and book a luxury weekend with your pooch now!

 

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Surry Hills

The vibrant suburb of Surry Hills is full of bars, cafes and restaurants and many of them are very happy to see your furry friend joining you for a drink or meal. There are plenty of small off lead dog parks in the neighbourhood for you to choose from with Prince Alfred Park being the largest and most popular one.

Little Albion is a superb boutique hotel in the heart of Surry Hills. There are several dog off lead areas right next door and plenty of dog friendly bars and pubs close by. The Carrington can even organise your pups birthday party in the private indoor setting if that’s your pup’s cup of chicken broth! Little Albion Guest House boasts a north-facing rooftop garden/terrace, sunken lounge, 2 unique event spaces and both a 24-hour honour bar and host service. Pooches of all sizes are welcome with an additional $50 pet fee per dog!

Find out more about The Little Albion and book a vibrant city weekend with your pooch now!

 

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Eastern Suburbs

Both iconic Bondi Beach and stunning harbour side areas in Rose Bay offer some great outing opportunities for you and your pup. Climb up to Marks Park in the morning for an off lead play with your dog and continue to Bronte on the coastal walk for breakfast at one of the many cafés which are all dog friendly outside. Head back to Bondi and visit the Bondi Markets or maybe have a drink at Bucket List or Bondi Beach Public Bar. There is an array of dog friendly accommodations to choose from and we have handpicked a couple of absolutely stunning homes to stay with your dog.

Luxe Beach House is a stunning retreat for couples and their dogs! Home away from home with all features and appliances you and your dog might need for your weekend away! Bondi Beach is only 5-10 minutes flat walk away and plenty of hip cafes and bars are only a short stroll away. However far enough in case you are after a relaxing and quiet time by the private pool. Pooches of all sizes are welcome without extra cost!

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High end Lux with views delivers exactly what is says on the tin! Stunning views over the iconic Bondi Beach. Apartment has a stylish decor and kitchen is equipped with European high quality appliances. There is no additional dog fee, however guests are requested to check their dog’s (size and number of dogs) suitability upfront with the host!

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Inner West

Growing in size and popularity, the Inner West dog population is also increasing rapidly. There are more than 30,000 registered pups in the area and it is very pleasing to see the area is welcoming this with open arms. There are more than 40 designated off lead dog parks, lots of cafes and pubs that demand you to visit them with your doggo! And we should not forget to mention that the Inner West has become the Craft Beer Brewing central of NSW. There are plenty of different breweries to choose with all of them having one thing in common, PUPS ARE WELCOME!!!

After some sniffing and digging we managed to get a sense of some great looking dog friendly holiday homes for you to choose from.

The Loft at Waterloo is a very private 1 bedroom residence for you and your dog. It’s located in a rare free standing building in Waterloo and offers you all the necessities you need including towels, unlimited Wi-Fi and even espresso pods for the early morning fix. Dog off lead park, Waterloo Park, is only few small pawsteps away! Dogs can stay without additional fees, however guests are required to pre-approve their pets with host at the time of booking!

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Jessica’s Coze Terrace is conveniently located in the heart of Alexandria. This beautifully decorated apartment allows you and your dog to have a relaxing weekend in one of the fast growing modern Sydney suburbs. Guests are requested to confirm the suitability of their dogs and any associated fees with the host at the time of booking!

Find out more about Jessica’s Coze Terrace and book a city weekend in Inner West for you and your pooch now!

 

Have you ever visited Newtown and thought, hmmm would be nice if it was a bit closer? If so, have you ever thought of turning it the other way around? One of the most vibrant suburbs in Sydney has plenty of accommodation on offer and some of them are luckily dog friendly. Stylish Villa Rochford might be the answer for you and your dog!

Find out more about the Rochford and book a city weekend in Inner West for you and your pooch now!

 

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North Shores

North Sydney is one of the most dog friendly councils in Sydney. They offer more dog parks per dog than any other council in Sydney. They also have a great track record of having one of the lowest number of dog attacks in NSW. Walk along the harbour from Lavender Bay to Bluesy Point or all the way to Waverton Park and breath in the salty ocean breeze, while your dog can enjoy the various off lead dog parks along the way.

Moving further east towards Mosman and Balmoral you can find some well-hidden doggie secrets. Sirius Cove and Clifton Gardens are great off lead areas with swimming access and stunning million dollar views of the harbour.

The Greens bowling club is a great family hangout in the dog off lead area at St Leonards Park.

Dog friendly accommodations are a little harder to find on the North Shore but there are a few pawsome places out there.

Alegria is located in the prestige suburb of Mosman. Beautiful and stylish interior design of this weatherboard Victorian House makes you want to just lift your legs up and chill out! And there is nothing wrong with that. You pup is probably very keen to join. This dog friendly home provides you with all the luxury you are looking for.

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Glenferrie Lodge is an all time favourite amongst dog owners! Great location in Kirribilli is only moments away from sights and dog parks. Bradfield Park (under the Harbour Bridge) is one of the most unique dog off lead parks in Sydney. The Lodge also has a fenced yard for your pup to stretch legs and sniff around. Dogs of all size are welcome with an additional $30 fee per night!

Find out more about The Glenferrie Lodge and book a city weekend with your pooch now!

 

Dog Friendly Places in North Shores:

 


Paddington

Centennial Park has the largest dog off lead area in Sydney. Most of this central park is off lead and cafes within are very dog friendly. Millions of people visit Centennial Park every year but did you know you can actually stay there over night with your dog? We don’t mean camp in the park but stay in style @ The Residences Centennial Park.

The central suburb of Paddington is right next door to Centennial Park. This energetic suburb provides everything from great shops on Oxford Street to restaurants and cafes to pubs and bars. Luckily for us dog owners, many of these places welcome your dog with open arms, which makes Paddington one of our favourite spots. The Hughenden in Woollahra next to Paddington is not just an ordinary dog friendly hotel. You can even book High Tea for your dog at their restaurant!

The Residences @ Centennial Park is a unique way for you and your dog to experience the Centennial Parklands. The original residences of the park superintendents and rangers are located inside one of the most amazing dog friendly parks in Sydney. Most of the area is off lead and cafes inside the park welcome your pooch to have a coffee / brekkie with you!

Find out more about The Residences and book a city weekend with your pooch now!

 

The Hughenden is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Sydney! They don’t just provide accommodation for your dog but also different pampering services such as “Doggie High Tea” are available. Located in the vibrant surroundings in Paddington, why don’t you take you dog for a walk to one of the many traditional dog friendly pubs in the area.

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The Ultimate guide to dog friendly Northern Beaches!

The Ultimate guide to dog friendly Northern Beaches!

Edited by: Ella Holgate

It’s the weekend, and your dog has been looking forward to it as much as you have. There is nothing our furry companions like more than discovering new dog friendly places and spending time with us. We at Pupsy want to inspire you to go and explore beyond the familiar corners and smells and make some pawsome everlasting memories!

Sydney’s Northern Beaches offer plenty of dog friendly places for chilling out and exploration alike. We have listed our favourite dog friendly spots for you to build your day trip. We guarantee you and your pup won’t be disappointed.

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Dog Walks & Off Lead Dog Parks

If you and your dog are keen for a longer exercise walk, Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is the place to go. You can walk around the entire lagoon while taking in beautiful scenery and plenty of fresh air. The walk is 8.4km long and it will take 2-3 hours to do the entire loop. You can also choose just one part of the trail and walk back the same way if you’re short on time or your pup isn’t the most energetic. There are a couple of picnic spots with water stations, but it’s always best to come prepared. Make sure you begin the walk with water for both of you, and you’ll be able to refill on the way.

Also bear in mind that about half the trail is exposed, so can get very hot during summer. What you’ll notice is that the trail has a very friendly atmosphere. Joggers, hikers, leisure cyclists and families with small kids on bikes all enjoy the area. It can get a bit crowded sometimes, but we have found that everyone is respectful and accommodating, so no need to worry about feeling intimidated in any way by all the traffic.

 

Rowland Reserve in Bayview is one of the most amazing off lead dog parks in Sydney. It has a large grass area to run and chase and easy access to the beach to go for a swim with your pooch. Fresh water is always available at the puppy drinking fountain, and there are trees at the edge of the park if you need some shade. It is very popular with locals and you will always find a lot of playmates for your dog. During the weekends you’ll often find dog wash services and even a mobile cafe. There is a dedicated parking section of the large car park for dog park users, and limited parking on the street.

 

If you want to get some exercise done while taking your dog to the off lead park, South Mona Vale Headland is the place for you. This dog off lead area right behind Mona Vale Hospital has a rather steep hill, perfect for you to do some uphill walking / running, while your pooch is having a blast with his/her new mates. There is also a large flat area at the bottom of the hill to go and have a rumble with your furry friend.

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Dog Friendly Cafes & Restaurants

After all that playing and running at the park, it’s time to refuel. Most cafes allow your dog to sit outside with you for a coffee but if you are after a super chilled atmosphere for both of you head “beyond the bends” to one of these soulful dog friendly cafes.

Sit and relax at the Boat House Palm Beach with your pup while enjoying the uninterrupted Pittwater views. You won’t get these multimillion-dollar views anywhere else, unless you own a waterfront weekender of course! The breakfast menu has a selection of classics with a healthy twist, while the lunch menu is seafood focused.

 

The Sneaky Grind as its name suggests, is not the easiest place to find, which makes it locals’ favourite in Avalon. It’s a Surf Shop / Café with some of the most dog friendly staff you will come across, and your pooch is likely not going to be the only dog having coffee with their human parents at this chilled hidden gem.

 

Forage Wholefoods serves undoubtedly one of the best coffees “beyond the bends” and their all-organic food menu makes The Forage Wholefoods a unique experience in the Northern Beaches. The covered dog friendly deck is always filled with Clareville locals (including Jennifer Hawkins!) enjoying a morning coffee or healthy lunch. They also have an organic food store next door which sells bread and other healthy essentials.

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Dog friendly bars

It is simply impossible to write about dog friendly places in the Northern Beaches without including The Newport. This iconic establishment has always welcomed dogs of all kinds to join their human parents. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the venue and The Newport even organises events for their furry regulars. If you are after a lazy afternoon with your pup, this is the place to be.

 

There is more to the dog friendly Northern Beaches than Newport. Mexican inspired bar/restaurant Alma Avalon welcomes you and your dog at their covered front deck to have a drink and some snacks while watching the lazy Avalon beach life rolling by.

 

If you are a beer enthusiastic, then your visit to Northern Beaches is not complete without visiting the dog friendly Modus Operandi Brewery. While your pup has a sniff and play with Stout (the local brewdog), you can explore the selection of beautifully crafted local beers. Modus Operandi also runs their own kitchen in case you feel hungry after the day’s events.

 

Nomad Brewing Co. is another great dog friendly brewery located further south in Brookvale. Choose from 11 different beers on tap; your pup will be satisfied with his/her own bowl of H2O.

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Top 13 dog friendly breweries in Sydney!

Top 13 dog friendly breweries in Sydney!

Looking for some new exciting places to sniff with your furry friend? Well here’s a thought! How about visiting one of the super laid back dog friendly breweries?

Many of the breweries in Sydney love to have pooches around. Dogs have inspired names of the batches, there is a brewery with a Wall of Fame of pups who have visited them and we even found a brewery that serves Puppy Pale Ale! Yes, it’s non-alcoholic and made out of fresh wort and bone broth. To find out which breweries we are talking about, keep on reading…

THE FURRIEST BREWERIES IN SYDNEY!

We have listed the furriest breweries you really need to visit with your doggo. Even if you are not the biggest beer drinker in the world, the chilled out atmosphere with sweet tunes and rough warehouse like settings just simply generates a magical feel to what’s going to be a relaxing and pawfect afternoon.

 

Akasha Brewing

10-12 Spencer Street, Five Dock

Brew the beer you like yourself. That’s the mantra at Akasha. Brewery attracts locals who stop by to sample the latest beers. With their pooches, of course!

Read more about Akasha Brewing

 

 

All Hands Brewing House

22 The Promenade, Sydney

All Hands have taken the dog friendliness to a different level. They even have a Puppy Pale Ale on offer. Made of irresistible fresh wort and bone broth.

Read more about All Hands Brewing House

 

 

Batch Brewing Company

44 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

Batch might look a little rough operating from the warehouse with their palette tables and brown leather couches but the vibe and the beers are tough to beat.

Read more about Batch Brewing Company

 

 

Grifters Brewing Company

391 Enmore Road, Newtown

Couples, singles, families, kids, dogs (especially dogs) are all welcome to this super chilled Marrickville local brewery. They even have BYO pizza policy. Now how good is that?

Read more about Grifters Brewing Company

 

 

Modus Operandi

14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale

According to Modus Operandi, they are the only brewery in Australia owned by a Labrador. This would be Stout the brewdog, who is likely to welcome you at the brewery.

Read more about Modus Operandi

 

 

Nomad Brewing Company

5 Sydenham Road, Brookvale

Nomad is a hidden gem in the northern beaches. Their Cruisin’ Aussie Ale is simply stunning and they have a massive soft spot for the all visiting pooches. “More wagging tails the better”, they say!

Read more about Nomad Brewing Company

 

Riverside Brewing Company

2 North Rocks Road, North Parramatta

Riverside has grown from the humble beginnings into locals favourite in just a few years. This Western Sydney local tap house offers a great selection of beers from Pale Ale and IPA to Robust Porter.

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Rocks Brewing Company

160 Bourke Road, Alexandria

Brekkie, lunch and dinner, all served with some delicious beers on tap. Golden Ale and Convict Lager are definitely worth a try. And they host regular dog events!

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Sauce Brewing Co

1a Mitchell Street, Marrickville

Husband and wife duo, Mike Clarke and Kate McBean started brewing way before opening the Sauce Brewing Co. Relax at the beer garden with your pup while admiring the shiny tanks of the brewhouse.

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Wayward Brewing Co

1 Gehrig Lane Annandale

Wayward Brewing was actually built with our furry friends in mind. They wanted to make sure from the beginning that it is inclusive to all, including our dogs.

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Wildflower

11 Brompton Street, Marrickville

Wildflower is dedicated to deliver a beer with length, nuance and subtlety. Dogs are always welcome to visit the brewery.

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Young Henry’s Brewery

76 Wilford Street, Newtown

Hipsters, Rock&Roll chicks and heaps of doggies! Young Henry’s is so cool, even Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters could not resist on getting them to brew a special batch for them, Footown!

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Yulli’s Brews

75a Burrows Road, Alexandria

Dogs are allowed everywhere in the premises, which makes the place as relaxed as their labels and ads promise. By the way, you have to check out their Norman video, simply hilarious!

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The Ultimate Guide to the dog friendly Hunter Valley

The Ultimate Guide to the dog friendly Hunter Valley

Edited by: Ella Holgate

Looking to escape the buzz of the city for the weekend but don’t want to leave your dog with a pet sitter? How about a visit to dog friendly Hunter Valley? Yes, that’s right. There is plenty of great dog friendly accommodation to choose from, dog friendly wineries to explore and dog friendly cafes / restaurants to dine in. We have put together the ultimate guide to a dog friendly Hunter Valley holiday to inspire your next visit to this stunningly beautiful wine region, located just 2.5 hours away from Sydney.

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Dog Friendly Accommodation in Hunter Valley

As dog owners ourselves, we know finding a dog friendly accommodation can be a daunting task. We have personally talked to the management of each accommodation listed on Pupsy and therefore can guarantee your pooch will always be warmly welcomed to each one of them.

We have handpicked the best dog friendly places to stay in the Hunter Valley, including various types of accommodation from private homes to winery stays and hotels.

Déjà vu Estate is a well equipped, self-contained villa in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Amenities include a king sized bed, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, free WiFi and a heated outdoor spa.

 

 

Tara Lee is an air-conditioned holiday home with a bbq, pool and private garden. It is located in Cessnock, only a short drive away from the Hunter Valley wineries.

 

 

Thirsty Palette Wines is a tiny boutique winery / art house that also offers dog friendly accommodation. A fenced garden encloses the premises, providing your pup with a secure space to sniff around and play. You can also book an art retreat guided by the residence artist.

 

Estate Tuscany is a dog friendly estate with a pool, restaurant and cellar door. Five rooms out of 38 are dog friendly, and dog friendly dining options are available on the estate. Estate Tuscany also offers pet sitting, which is perfect if you would like to enjoy a fine dining experience in the valley.

 

Tonic Hotel is located north of Lovedale and has a shared pool and lounge facilities. All the rooms are air-conditioned and come with free WiFi. Dogs of all kinds are welcome to the hotel for no extra fee.

 

 

Rothbury Escape is set on 20 acres of beautiful gardens. It offers free continental breakfast and a guest lounge with a fireplace. Upon arrival, guests receive a free bottle of wine, as well as cheese and crackers. The property also offers a barbecue area and a shared kitchen.

 

Misty Glen Wines is a cellar door also offering dog friendly stays. Their furry residents, Chardonnay & Semillon, are local celebrities after having featured in a Wine Dogs Australia book. Owners Eric & Vicci are sometimes able to offer pet sitting services in case you are visiting some non-dog friendly venues in the valley.

 

Find the full list of dog friendly accommodations here!

Dog Friendly Wineries

Now that we have dog friendly accommodation sorted, it’s time to look at cellar doors that welcome our extended family for delicious tasting sessions (two legs – wine tasting, four legs – H2O tasting). We have some great news to share! Nowadays, there are plenty to choose from.

Based on rating high on dog friendliness, location and wines, here’s our pick for the ones not to be missed.

Pepper Tree Wines offers a unique Hunter Valley experience with stunning surroundings and beautiful wines. Wine dog Spence is always ready to welcome new visitors. Pepper Tree is the host of the annual Pooch Picnic.

 

 

Margan Wines is located in Broke, a bit further out from the centre of Hunter Valley action, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The winery features a dog friendly restaurant and is very popular wedding venue.

 

 

Capercaillie Wines is one of the most dog friendly wineries in the region, located in the beginning of Lovedale Road. Responsible dog owners in good control of their dogs can even have their pups off the lead (ask the venue first).

 

 

Hanging Tree Wines welcomes dogs to have a little play with their wine dogs Vodka & Muscat (golden labradors). Built in an old cow shed, Hanging Tree has a very rustic feel to it. Their focus is on Hunter classics: Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillion and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Stomp! Wines is a tiny family winery with a unique twist, crafting astonishing items (even dog beds) out of recycled wine barrels. The owners and their wine dog Kimba will greet you on arrival.

 

 

Lucy’s Run Wines is not an ordinary dog friendly winery. They even have a dedicated range, Woof Woof Wines, for our furry friends. Pet Rescue receives 10% of all the profits from the Woof Woof range.

 

 

Find the full list of all dog friendly wineries in the Hunter Valley here!

 

Dog Friendly Restaurants

As a dog owner, one of the most complicated parts of any travel with your pup is knowing where to eat without leaving your furriest family member tied to a tree or a post outside the venue. Yet again, the Hunter Valley doesn’t disappoint. We talked to and/or visited most of the venues in the area and can thoroughly recommend the following places to visit with your dog, all of which offer a great range of choices (especially for breakfast and lunch) for you to enjoy with your pup relaxing at your feet.

Bistro Molines is owned and run by the godfather of dining in Hunter Valley, Robert Molines. You can enjoy a delicious French style lunch in the courtyard, taking in the fresh air and stunning views with your pup by your side.

 

 

Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen is all about organics, from food to beer and wine. Located south of Pokolbin, the family-run restaurant offers a nice relaxing break from your wine tasting tour.

 

 

The Deck Café Lovedale is a lovely restaurant style dog friendly cafe. A verandah overlooking the dam provides protection from both rain and sun. Chill out with your pooch over brekkie or lunch. If your dog is a big swimmer, don’t forget to ask if he/she can have a quick dip into the dam

 

The Cellar is located a short stroll away from the Hunter Valley Gardens. Their Mediterranean-inspired menu has something for everyone and your pup is welcome to join you in the outside seating area.

 

 

Matilda Bay Brewhouse offers beer lovers a break from all that wine. An impressive list of local brews is available on tap and their Italian style menu has plenty to offer, from snacks to proper mains. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area, which is protected from the sun by big sails.

 

In our opinion the best way to enjoy Hunter Valley in the evenings is to relax at your accommodation with some local deli platters (or BBQ) and of course some delicious Hunter wines with the entire family. If however, you want to pamper yourself with a culinary experience, a great option is to stay at the Estate Tuscany or Misty Glen Wines and make use of their in house pet sitting service. Alternatively you can find trusted pet sitters in the area through Mad Paws.

 

In case of emergencies…

… No probs. Rest assured, Hunter Valley has an excellent vet services covering everything from upset stomach or rashes to laboratory and surgical services. Although we hope you will not need this list, it is always handy to have the local vet details close to you when travelling.

   

 

That’s it, you are all set. Hopefully we have inspired you enough to make your next visit to the iconic Hunter Region a tiny little bit furrier.

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Best dog friendly Park & Pub combinations

Best dog friendly Park & Pub combinations

Talking about win-win. Dog friendly pub next to an amazing dog park. Spend a special afternoon with your special friend!

Why not taking your dog to somewhere new! Just watch that tail go crazy, ears lifting up and head tilting from side to side when you make that suggestion to your furry friend. To unleash the full potential of your adventure to the unknown, we have selected the best Pub & Park combos for you to choose from.

Let the adventure begin! For those hot summer days, check out also The 10 best From Beach to Bar combos

 

Rowland Reserve & Newport

This combo makes your adventure to the Northern Beaches worthwhile. Although it may be more of a summer thing to do, 24h off the lead Rowland Reserve is definitely worth a visit any time of the year. Large green area combined with the dog friendly beach and water access is guaranteed to make your dog happy.

The Newport is just a short drive away across the water and has more than plenty of drink and food options to choose from. And your pup is welcome to join you anywhere in the pub!

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Mona Vale Headlands

 

Centennial Park & Grand National

Centennial Parklands is one of the largest 24h off the lead areas in Sydney. Your pup is allowed to sniff freely off the lead anywhere outside the Grand Drive. Most popular spots can be found around the Federation Pavillion and Queens Park.

After a happy playtime, walk across the Oxford Street to the dog friendly pub The Grand National. This Paddington icon welcomes your pup inside the bar. They have great selection of beers on tap, beautiful wines and tasty pub menu.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

The London

 

Glebe Foreshore & The Annandale

Glebe Foreshore offers some great walking tracks for you and your dog (see our detailed blog Amazing dog walking area right next door to Sydney CBD). There are multiple 24h off the lead areas for your pup to play while your are enjoying the amazing harbour views.

The Annandale is a short drive (or 20min walk) away from Glebe Foreshore and offers a great experience for both you and your dog! Dogs are welcome inside to join you for a great selection of local craft beers and mouth-watering burgers. It is a live music venue so evenings are probably out of the question for those fluffy ears.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Wayward Brewing

 

Prince Alfred Park & The Duck Inn

This is a great Sunday afternoon combo. Prince Alfred Park is 24h off the lead and plenty of room to sniff and chase. It is a great example of how parks can fulfil the needs of the entire community. Sports fields, outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds, off the lead areas and place to sit and relax are all made possible with smart planning and park management.

The local secret, The Duck Inn is only a few minutes drive or 5-10 minutes walk away from the park. It has a cosy and chilled out atmosphere with comfy couches and welcoming English style pub area. Dogs are allowed inside except for the formal dining area.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

The Carrington

Victoria Park

 

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park & The Marlborough Hotel

If you are looking for a great community feel on a lazy weekend afternoon, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is your spot. Off the lead hours are 4pm-9am on the weekends and 24h during the week. Picnic goers, families & friends, random musicians and dogs of all breeds are the usual sights here.

Once you are ready to wave the tail goodbye, visit the dog friendly The Marlborough Hotel (or Marly) for an afternoon pint and a snack. Your dog will get an amazing amount of attention from the locals as well as the staff and the best part, furry friends are allowed to join you everywhere in the pub. Great meals

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Young Henrys Brewing

Grifters Brewing Company

The Courthouse Hotel

Marks Park & BBPB

Marks Park is an off the lead park with views that are hard to find anywhere else! From the northern end you can enjoy the ocean breeze with the entire Bondi Beach in front of you, while the coastal walk curving around Tamarama and Bronte opens towards the south. Dogs are allowed off the lead between 4.30pm-8.30am, which gives you plenty of time for a play before sunset.

Follow the Coastal Walk down the hill towards Bondi Beach. Just after the Bondi Pavillion on Campbell Parade you will find the Bondi Beach Public Bar. This eastern suburbs newcomer is a great place  for an “after play” refreshment. BBPB is the only place in Eastern Suburbs where dogs are allowed inside the bar! This brand new bar has some cocktails to die for and delicious Mediterranean inspired food menu.

 

Other dog friendly places nearby:

Bucket List

 

St Leonards Park & The Greens

This is our favourite combo for families with dogs. St Leonards Park is 24h off the lead and offers a large area for you and your family to play with the furry members.

And once the youngest members feel like changing the scenery, the dog friendly bowling club The Greens is right in the middle of it all! It is very popular spot with families to gather on Sundays for a casual lunch or special occasions e.g. birthdays. Dogs are allowed outside but unfortunately not inside or in the bowling area.

 

Happy adventures everyone! Why don’t you leave us a comment and let us know your favourite Park & Pub combos in Sydney.

 


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Discovering dog friendly Sydney – Adventures of Lumi the Groodle –  Inner West

Discovering dog friendly Sydney – Adventures of Lumi the Groodle –  Inner West

Woof everyone,

Boy,  do I have a story to tell from this weekend’s adventure to the dog friendly Inner West! My human parents asked if I was ready to go somewhere new, which got me so excited that I might have accidentally jumped onto the couch… Thankfully they understood that I was just so happy to hear those words.

VICTORIA PARK –> 4 BONES RATING

Victoria Park | Pupsy  Victoria Park | Pupsy

First stop was at Victoria Park in Camperdown where I immediately spotted a friend who was ready for a chase. What was I thinking, Groodle vs Kelpie? What chances do you think I had on that? Anyway, I went for it regardless. I was pretty exhausted after a while and decided to follow my nose in stead. What is that delicious perfume? I cannot resist that. Oh, there it is. I really need to roll on it right now. And then it happened. My human dad grabbed me just when I was ready to get that perfume on my fur. I don’t understand why my human parents wouldn’t like that yummy rubbish on me.

Anyway, I would rate Victoria Park with 4 bones as it is large enough for me to run like crazy without disturbing others. Unfortunately we are only allowed off the lead in the mornings and from 6pm onwards 🙁 4 BONES

THE DUCK INN –> 5 BONES RATING

The Duck Inn | Pupsy  The Duck Inn | Pupsy

My human dad suggested going for a drink around the corner. I wasn’t too excited at first as this might mean that I need to stay outside. But then he revealed the best thing ever; I’m invited inside the bar as well! I almost ran into a lamppost out of pure joy.

As soon as we walked into The Duck Inn, everyone greeted me with crazy amount of cuddles. I didn’t see the ducks anywhere though but never mind I was happy with the attention alone. My human mum said we needed to come back on Tuesday for the Doggy Date Night. I have no idea what that is but it sounds pawsome and I’m in. Food looked irresistible and I’m kind of happy that my human parents didn’t order anything.

The Duck Inn | Pupsy  The Duck Inn | Pupsy

YOUNG HENRY’S BREWERY –> 4 BONES RATING

Back into the car (not my favourite place by the way) and as soon as I jumped in I remembered that I forgot to do my 7th wee. Luckily Young Henry’s Brewery wasn’t too far and I could relief myself just a few minutes later. Again I was welcomed inside and this time I was the only dog in the hoods. That’s the way wo-of wo-of, I like it, wo-of wo-of. One of the bartenders gave me some water and everyone thought I was super cute, which I know is the case, but it is still nice to hear that. My human dad refilled his beer bottle (looked like a canister to me) and then I heard the magic words: Lumi, do you wanna go to the park? I’M READY!!!

 

CAMPERDOWN MEMORIAL REST PARK –> 4 BONES RATING

We went to the nearby Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. I made some new friends right away. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (although she smelled more like a queen to me) and a Rottweiler puppy (who was as big as I am) where there among many others. Oh yeah, and another Kelpie that I decided not to challenge for a run this time. Learned my lesson even without a treat, you see.

 

Very nice community and the place was full of interesting things to sniff as many humans seems to come there for a picnic. And a water station for me, which was very much in need after playing fetch with my new mates.

 

THE COURTHOUSE –> 5 BONES RATING

 

Apparently I wasn’t the only one who got thirsty so it was time to go and check out another dog friendly pub, which is literally 3 puppy pawsteps away. The Courthouse has a big dog friendly beer garden but to my surprise I was also asked to come and say hello to everyone at the bar inside! They were quite a few of us four legged creatures at the Courty, one even had a jacket and a beanie. Not my cup of chicken soup but he looked kind of funky.

 

Finally, it was time to head home for my favourite part of the day. Yeah you guessed it, dinnertime. After my food, I all of a sudden realised that I’m actually knackered. So I decided to roll into my favourite spot and let my human parents enjoy some quality time without me.

See you soon at my next adventure!

Lumi the Groodle

Dog friendly pubs in Sydney allowing your dog inside in the front bar / public bar

Dog friendly pubs in Sydney allowing your dog inside in the front bar / public bar

Edited by: Ella Holgate

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There are a few dog friendly pubs around Sydney that will welcome your dog into their beer garden, but when the weather takes a turn for the worse, where do you go?

Don’t worry; we have a solution for you! We have discovered & tested 33 pubs and 18 breweries in Sydney that allow dogs inside. These pubs and breweries are simply pawsome and a choice of a few is far better than nothing! For when the weather warms up, there are more recommendations in our complete dog friendly pubs & bars directory:

https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/

If we missed any pubs in our list please let us know, we are more than happy to try them out and add them in 🙂

Enough said, here are the 51 super dog friendly pubs/breweries in Sydney allowing dogs inside in the front/public bar

PUBS YOUR DOG IS WELCOME INSIDE (in alphabetical order):

The Bank on Pupsy

Rozelle & neighbouring Balmain are known for their fantastic pub culture but not many places are as do friendly as 3 Weeds. Your dog is welcome inside the front bar to join you for a refreshment at any time!

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Albion Hotel is the only pub in Parramatta welcoming your dog inside away from the elements. This local icon can get very busy so choose the time wisely to visit wth your pooch.

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Spend time near the beach, take a scenic walk to Mark’s Park and warm up afterwards at Bondi Beach Public Bar!  Chilled out vibes, great drinks, delicious food and your furry friend is allowed inside… what’s not to like? This makes BBPB our favourite winter place in Bondi Beach…

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Botany View Hotel on Pupsy

Yet another dog friendly pub in our favourite district of Newtown. Botany View Hotel invites dogs everywhere in the venue. They even have dog in their logo. Now that can’t be a bad sign!

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Darlo Bar on Pupsy

This is an iconic Darlinghurst establishment that’s worth a visit for those with two and four legs! Great local vibes, beers and tunes make this . And of course your pup will surely be noticed!

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Frisco Hotel on Pupsy

Frisco Hotel offers you and your pup a great pub experience. Your dog is welcome to join you everywhere in this two-storey pub including the upstairs balcony, which is designed for chilled out afternoons! Have a drink or two while enjoying the CBD and wharf views.

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Lord Raglan on Pupsy

Dogs are welcome to join you anywhere in Lord Raglan. All the venue asks is that owners are prepared for the staff to fawn all over their pups! The Lord Raglan also has some meat/meat free dog snacks to give to the fur babies. Check out one of the only original pubs left in Alexandria!

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Poor Toms Gin Hall on Pupsy

Want to try something a little different? How about tasting a unique craft gin with your dog? You (not your dog) will sample gin while your pup is either chilling at your feet or saying hi to every other gin lover inside this micro distillery.

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In addition to welcoming your dog inside, Public House Petersham also has a heated beer garden for you to relax. Great pub meals and even occasional dog events, so stay tuned.

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The Annandale Hotel on Pupsy

The style is casual and the venue offers many different settings. Just note, it’s a live music venue so you might have to check what’s on before visiting with your pup. Also don’t miss out on their amazing burgers!

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The Bank on Pupsy

The Bank Hotel offers something for everyone under a single roof. Craft beers, live music, beer garden, great food and of course your pup is welcome to join you everywhere in this Newtown institution!

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Whether you are after a schooner or well build cocktails, The Beauchamp has it all. Escape the weather with your dog inside or spend a sunny arvo at the beer garden.

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The Carrington on Pupsy

The Carrington was built in 1877 and true to their early days, dogs are allowed to roam anywhere in the pub. Friendly staff members are always ready to bring your pup some water and they even have a dog menu available.

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The Cricketers Arms Balmain on Pupsy
The Cricketers Arms Balmain on Pupsy

Dog friendly pub Cricketers Arms not only allows your pup to join you at the public bar but boy do they know how to make burgers! Super dog friendly staff will take care of you and your pup while you are trying one of the many craft beers on tap.

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The Courthouse on Pupsy

Courty is a legendary Newtown establishment to hang out, meet friends (or strangers) and to enjoy great food and drinks. It’s located right next door to the off leash Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, which makes it a perfect after play spot!

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The Duck Inn on Pupsy
The Duck Inn on Pupsy

The Duck Inn is a light, bright and airy locals favourite pub. Relax on the sofas or enjoy the bar! The menu is great and the food is tasty, all the right ingredients for a great afternoon out with your pup!

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Think locally sourced food and beers served to the local community, including the furrier ones. That sums it up for The Erko. “We don’t bite as long your dog doesn’t either”, they say!

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The Grand National on Pupsy
The Grand National on Pupsy

The Grand National has established itself as a favourite meeting point for Paddington locals. The Grand National was selected as the best dog friendly pub in Sydney a few years back and they have not let that reputation slide one bit.

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The London Hotel Paddington on Pupsy
The London Hotel on Pupsy

In the middle of the busy boutique district, The London offers you a great pit stop during a trip to Paddington, or if you’re a local you could just simply drop in on your walk with your dog. The entire front bar is dog friendly so no matter what the weather looks like, you and your pup are both safe.

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The Lord Wolseley on Pupsy
The Lord Wolseley on Pupsy

It doesn’t get more local than The Lord Wolseley in Ultimo. Dogs are not only allowed at the public bar but staff and patrons alike will insist your pup comes and greets all the folk inside. This pub serves great craft beers and pub staples, and they prepare incredible specials!

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The Marlborough Hotel on Pupsy
The Marlborough Hotel on Pupsy

Newtown’s favourite dog friendly pub The Marlborough Hotel is known for live music, sport and its twist on the classic pub meal. Doggies are welcome to join you for a refreshing drink and chilled out vibes at the partly covered beer garden.

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The Newport on Pupsy
The Newport on Pupsy

Not only are dogs welcome everywhere in The Newport, they also regularly organise dog events at this fantastic Northern Beaches venue! Extensive food and drinks menus have something for everyone and weekend live tunes are not to be missed.

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The Newtown Hotel on Pupsy

Sydney’s vibrant and trendy inner city district wouldn’t be the same without The Newtown Hotel. This local favourite invites you and your dog inside the bar, through to the courtyard or even upstairs on the balcony, which is a great viewing spot looking over King Street.

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The Noble Hops on Pupsy
The Noble Hops on Pupsy

One of the several dog friendly pubs in Redfern, The Noble Hops offers you a hard-to-beat craft beer journey of local and global drops. Your pup is requested to join you for the experience but be aware, you will be drawing a lot of attention from all the locals eager to give your dog a pat!

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The Paddo Inn on Pupsy
The Paddo Inn on Pupsy

With high ceilings and painted brick walls, Paddo Inn has a very cosy pub feel and most importantly the entire front bar is dedicated to our furry friends. The bartenders even have treats to share… with your dog, that is!

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The Paddo Inn on Pupsy
The Regent Hotel Inn on Pupsy

The Rege is a dog friendly pub in Kingsford close to UNSW, which makes it a vibrant (read: crowded, and lively) place to hang out. Your pup is allowed everywhere in the venue except the bistro area.

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Iconic Inner West venue in Rozelle invites your dog to join you for a well deserved drink and/or meal. Or maybe your sports loving pup wants to watch the game with you? It’s all possible at The Sackville!

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The Unicorn Hotel on Pupsy

The Unicorn Hotel in Paddington is a proud boiling billycan of Aussie wine, beer, music, art, food, conversation…. and of course the local doggies!

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The Vic on Pupsy
The Vic on Pupsy

The Vic has been dog friendly since it opened, and there are no signs of that changing– there’s even graffiti at the back of the building to confirm it. It is not unusual to see dogs inside the front bar or on the terrace at the back.

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Lord Raglan on Pupsy

Visit this cosy country style pub in the heart of Paddington. Dogs are welcome anywhere downstairs so no need to worry about the weather. Great burgers and good selection of beers!

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The Welcome Hotel on Pupsy
The Welcome Hotel on Pupsy

Dog friendly since 1877, how about that! Your pooch is welcome in the front bar and the beer garden, and for both areas The Welcome Hotel offers a mouthwatering menu and 15 beers on tap from around the world!

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The Tudor Hotel on Pupsy
Tudor Hotel on Pupsy

If you enjoy craft beers, love dogs and support the Swannies, it is hard to find a better place than Tudor! This old school Redfern pub might look rough from the outside but should definitely take a spot on your bucket list of places to visit with your dog!

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The Woolpack on Pupsy
The Woolpack on Pupsy

We haven’t seen any sheep at the Woolpack but instead there are heaps of furry four-legged companions who all really seem to love the place. They are welcome inside the pub and there is even a puppy treat jar with voluntary donations going to the local rescue shelters.

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BREWERIES YOUR DOG IS WELCOME INSIDE (in alphabetical order):

During the recent years, Sydney has become one of the craft beer centrals in Australia. And this trend is not showing any signs of decline, which is great news for all the doggies in town as most of the breweries are super dog friendly! We have listed all the craft breweries in Sydney you and your pup are welcome to visit, indoors or outdoors!

7th Day Brewery on Pupsy

The name of this dog friendly brewery tells it all. It’s all about celebrating a hard week’s work with some stunning craft beers. With your dog, of course!

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Akasha Brewing on Pupsy
Akasha Brewing on Pupsy

Brew the beer you like yourself: that’s the mantra at Akasha. This brewery attracts locals who stop by to sample the latest beers with their pooches in tow. Have a beer right next to the tanks and enjoy the relaxing dog friendly environment at Akasha!

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All Hands Brewing House on Pupsy
All Hands Brewing House on Pupsy

A.H.B.H is the only dog friendly craft brew house in the CBD. The combination of the amazing views across the harbour and delicious craft beers is impossible to beat. And they even have a craft for your pup as well, irresistible A.H.B.H Puppy Pale Ale!

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Batch Brewing on Pupsy
Batch Brewing on Pupsy

You must check out this old warehouse-come-brewery complex. Your dog is more than welcome to join you, staff even recommending they take a seat with you at one of the couches while you enjoy one of the many delicious craft brews.

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Ekim Brewing is a dog friendly brewery in a very unique location in Mount Kuring-gai. Their rebellion against mass production has created a very inspiring range of brews. Cellar Door is open only on Friday afternoons, which makes a visit to Ekim a great way to start the weekend.

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Grifter Brewing on Pupsy
Grifter Brewing on Pupsy

Grifter Brewing is located in a large warehouse area, with pool tables aplenty and food trucks driving inside the venue to feed the hungry crowds. The beer is tasty, dogs get heaps of attention and the atmosphere is grungy and comfy at the same time!

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Modus Operandi on Pupsy
Modus Operandi on Pupsy

A brewery outside Sydney’s inner west… Does such a thing even exist? There are a few, and Modus Operandi is definitely one to visit if you are up at the Northern Beaches. You and your pup are likely to be greeted by the local Labrador “brewdog” Stout.

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Nomad Brewing on Pupsy
Nomad Brewing on Pupsy

Nomad is another favourite Northern Beaches brewhouse. To summarise their attitude towards their four legged customers: “the more tails at the brewery the better”.

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One Drop Brewing on Pupsy

This has got to be one of the best dog friendly spots in the area. Great drops to explore with your pup right by your side, rain or shine. Great vibes!

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Riverside Brewing on Pupsy
Riverside Brewing on Pupsy

The brewery takes its name from the views of the Darling Mills Creek in North Parramatta. Riverside is dedicated to brewing pure, natural, hand-crafted beers that are bursting with flavour and aroma whilst being free of additives and preservatives.

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Rocks Brewing on Pupsy
Rocks Brewing on Pupsy

Located in the busy urban centre between O’Riordan Street and Bourke Road next to Sky Zone and All Sorts Indoor Centre, Rocks Brewing Co. is a great place to visit with the entire family, including of course the furrier members as well. Try the all time favourite Convict Lager!

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Sauce Brewing on Pupsy
Sauce Brewing on Pupsy

A bit harder to find but once you get there, you won’t be disappointed! In our opinion, their pilsner is the one to go for. Located in a cool warehouse building, and hiding from the main roads, Sauce has an outside sitting area you and your dog will both love!

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Stockade Brewing on Pupsy
Stockade Brewing on Pupsy

Stockade is a multi award winning craft brewery in Marrickville, the craft beer centre of Sydney. Taste their regular line up or bi-monthly changing small batches and let your dog sniff the hoods and make some new (two and four-legged) friends in the meantime.

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Wayward Brewing Co. on Pupsy
The Wayward Brewing Co. on Pupsy

Wayward Brewing was actually built with our furry friends in mind. They wanted to make sure from the beginning that it would be inclusive to all, including our dogs. The selection of craft beers on offer is simply amazing!

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Wildflower Brewing on Pupsy
Wildflower Brewing on Pupsy

Wildflower is focused on fermenting beers with a unique house culture of brewers yeast mixed with wild yeast and bacteria foraged from New South Wales. The goal is to balance the tart, funky characteristics of the house culture to deliver a beer with length, nuance and subtlety.

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Willie the Boatman on Pupsy

Willie the Boatman welcomes your dog everywhere with you! Great weekend spot to get your craft fix or have a little tasting session with your pup!

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Young Henrys Brewing on Pupsy
Young Henrys Brewing on Pupsy

Young Henrys is one of the most famous craft breweries in Sydney, not only with locals but also with the likes of the Foo Fighters! Your pup can hang out with you in the brew bar and will not be short of cuddles from the crowd and staff.

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Yullis Brews on Pupsy
Yullis Brews on Pupsy

Located next door to Sydney Park, one of the largest off lead areas in Sydney, Yulli’s Brews is a great place to visit with your dog after a play at the park. Their funky beer-can designs are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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5 best dog friendly pubs in Sydney

5 best dog friendly pubs in Sydney

There are several dog friendly pubs in Sydney.
But are they all truly dog friendly pubs?
We see some advertised as dog friendly pubs only to find out that our pups are ok to wait outside tied to a post while we are having a drink.
We have tried and tested these 5 dog friendly pubs in Sydney and are very happy to give them the Pupsy stamp of approval 🙂
For more recommendations also check out our dog friendly pubs & bars directory:
https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/

We have selected the Top 5 dog friendly pubs in Sydney based on:

    • Area your dog is allowed with you

    • How dog friendly is the staff

    • Does your pup have access to water

    • Any other special treats for your dog (events, dog menu, treats on offer…)

       

 The Carrington


(Picture: @thecarringtonsydney)

It’s all about steak and wine at this third oldest pub in Sydney. The Carrington was built in 1877 and true to their early days, dogs are allowed to roam anywhere in the pub. Friendly staff is always ready to bring your pup some water and a dog menu is available.
This is like it should be in our opinion!

The Beresford


(Picture: Chris Pavlich)

The iconic Beresford is one of the largest dog friendly pubs in Sydney. Head out to the dog friendly beer garden at the back and simply chill. Your dog is likely to meet a friend or two.

Gazebo


(Picture: @bonditobali)

Party in style with your pup. This Italian style cocktail bar and restaurant is one of the Sydney hot spots for you and your pooch. Dogs are allowed at the terrace and the staff is always happy to bring water for them. Gazebo even has a full Dog Menu available so make sure you ask for it.

The Vic on the Park


(Picture: Chris Pavlich)

Legendary Vic is located in the heart of Marrickville. The Vic is a home away from home for locals and their pups alike. The iconic inner west local will put classic pub food on your plate. Save a table on the deck for beers and something sizzling from the kitchen, or catch a gig by your favourite local band.

Dogs are allowed everywhere and will always be warmly welcomed by other pub goers and the staff. Be ready for some serious cuddling action.

The Newport


(Picture: @minniethefoodiepup)

Newport’s waterfront location, stunning Pittwater views, huge outdoor area and super dog loving staff makes The Newport the best dog friendly pub in Sydney!

There’s a huge communal deck surrounded by gardens providing shade during the hot summer’s day. Your pup is allowed everywhere in the venue and there are plenty of dog events taking place every month. Staff is super dog friendly and will always bring your pup a private water bowl when asked.

Just across the water is one of the most popular dog beaches on the Northern Beaches:  Rowland Reserve.

 

For the full list of truly dog friendly pubs in Sydney go to https://pupsy.com.au/places/dog-friendly-pubs-bars/.

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Puppy Checklist – What do I really need?

Puppy Checklist – What do I really need?

You can download our checklist here: Puppy Checklist
Looking at the Puppy Checklist can be daunting as there are so many things you need to buy. Do I really need all of this? What can I live without? This article will help you to know what to consider before spending thousands of dollars on your puppy.

Sleeping

Find a bed that is suitable size for your puppy. Consider how fast your puppy will grow to make sure you don’t need to buy another one after a few months. Pay attention to how you can clean the bed, as it WILL get dirty.
Good quality crates can also work as beds, especially during the night as you don’t want your puppy to wonder around the house while not observed. Another benefit of your puppy sleeping in the crate is that dogs don’t relief themselves where they sleep. Crates with an open top are good as you can calm your puppy without taking them out of the crate.

Your puppy will miss his/her mother and siblings during the first few days. If possible, take your puppy’s future blanket with you when you pick him/her up. Rub the blanket (or soft toy) to the mother. This will leave a familiar scent onto the blanket, which will give comfort to your puppy during the first few days in the new forever home.

Eating

Unlike us humans, dogs love to eat the same food every day. Try not to change their diet during the puppy stage too much. Their stomachs cannot handle many changes yet and therefore diarrhea is a very likely result.
Also keep in mind; the way you prepare the food at puppy stage will become the expectation.

Heating up meals or pouring hot water on to the dry food might feel a reasonable thing to do for your new family member. Ask yourself whether you are prepared to do this every day for the next 15 years. It is entirely up to you, however your dog does not require that kind of service. Your puppy will be very happy with good quality dog food with high nutrition levels.
Stay tuned for our “Food your puppy should not eat” –list for the items you have to avoid giving your puppy. This includes items such as nuts, onions, apples and chocolate.

You naturally need some bowls for your puppy. Two bowls will do. One for food and another one for water is all you need. Think about the size of bowls you will need in 6 -12 months time. Too small and you will buy them again very soon. Too big and your puppy will take a swim in the water bowl.
What about the treats? Shops are full of treats for puppies. Be aware about the artificial ingredients, salt and sugar. It is safer and better to stick to natural treats such as poached chicken, ham or dried liver. Do not buy rawhides (at least watch the following video first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc265q0ZRss) or any high sugar, salt or fat content treats. Normally the cheap ones on your local supermarket shelf contain high levels of sugar and salt.

If you want to be 100% sure, you can make the treats yourself. It is surprising how easy some of them are to make. Check out our  “DIY Toys and Treats” blog. In a meanwhile, you can connect with other puppy owners on Pupsy to ask and share experiences.

Walking

Before your puppy has learned the correct etiquette of walking with you, pulling is inevitable. Pulling can hurt your puppy’s neck if wearing the wrong type of collar. A harness where you can attach the lead also on the front will be your best option. Every time your puppy is pulling, the harness will move your puppy sideways and pulling becomes impossible. A harness is also required for your puppy’s seat belt . The seat belt attaches to the harness as opposed to a collar so your pup does not get strangled in an accident.

Probably the most offended rule by dog owners is to not pick after their dog. Get into the habit from day one and always carry a sufficient number of poo bags with you. Your puppy might surprise you with 2-3 toilet breaks in a single walk, so be prepared. Shop around as prices vary a lot between supermarkets, pet shops and online stores.

Registration

You have to register your puppy at your local council by law. It is a very simple, online process (check your council website for more details). Before you register your pup you have to decide whether your puppy will be de-sexed as the registration fees are higher for non-desexed puppies.
We also recommend getting your puppy an ID Tag with your puppy’s name and your phone number in case he/she will go exploring beyond the boundaries. Ask your local locksmiths as they normally carry ID Tags and can engrave them for you in few minutes.

 

Health & Safety

Locate a Vet close to you and read some reviews about their customer service, prices etc.
You will need to visit a vet in the first few weeks for an overall health check and vaccinations. Consider medication against ticks, fleas and worms depending on where you live. Your vet will be able to take you through all the essentials. Remember that before your puppy has had all the vaccinations, you should not introduce him/her to other dogs or walk him in areas where other dogs have been. Our blog about “How to socialise my Puppy” is coming soon.

Pet insurance is becoming more popular, however only around 5% of all dogs in Australia are insured. If you are considering insuring your puppy, do your homework before signing up. Be absolutely clear what’s covered and what’s excluded and shop around. What happens if your dog gets sick and needs antibiotics? What about accidents with other dogs? Do I get compensation on x-rays and veterinary hospital fees? What if my puppy needs a surgery? What about hip problems on larger breeds when they get older? And what happens to the premium when my dog gets older?
Proofing your home for the newcomer is very important. How often have you inspected your home from the level of where your puppy will operate? Go onto your fours and check for cables, sockets, shoes, plants or any loose items that could be tempting to pull. Make sure you get into the habit of closing all drawers and closets and don’t leave your papers, books or clothes around the house.

Playing

As there are so many toys out there, it is difficult to know what to buy. The secret lies within understanding and observing your puppy’s playing style.

Wrestler Puppy

Likes to “kill the toys” and investigate what’s in them.
Choose toys that are made to be ripped apart or have the option of being pulled. Also, more durable toys, like those made of rubber or canvas, may be better choices.

Chaser Puppy

Loves chasing everything.
These puppies may not be as interested in stuffed toys. Instead, opt for balls (rubber is better than a tennis ball, which can wear down their teeth!), rubber Frisbees (easier on the mouth than hard plastic), etc.

Cuddler Puppy

Loves to hug and hold toys in their mouth and even sleeps with them.
These puppies will do fine with cute stuffed toys! You may want to avoid hard toys, balls, etc., because they won’t be as interested in them.

Chewer Puppy

Likes to chew everything.
Make sure you avoid anything that cannot withstand chewing. Instead of stuffed animals, opt for rubber or rope toys that are made for chewing. Keep an eye on your puppy as small pieces can be swallowed.
If your puppy gets bored with the toys he/she liked earlier, simply put them away and rotate them. After a few weeks an old toy seems like new again.

You can save a lot of money by getting creative with toys. You can create toys from egg boxes (just hide some treats inside and close it) or place an empty plastic water bottle in and old sock (bottle makes an interesting sound and sock has your smell).

Check out our blog  “DIY Toys and Treats” for more inspiration.

However, it is very important to remember that toys should never replace the socialisation and playtime with other dogs. Especially, at puppy stage it is important to find suitable playmates to keep the play safe. You can use Pupsy app to connect and find other puppies in your area for some safe and happy playtime.

 

Training

Training your puppy is critical for many reasons.
– You need to be in control of your dog at all times.
– You have to protect your dog from picking things that are harmful, running of to the road or getting into fights
– Your dog loves learning new things
– Your dog loves pleasing you by obeying your commands and being rewarded
– Training is a great stimulation for your dog and one of the best bonding opportunities

So what do you need for training?
Most importantly, sign up to your local Puppy Pre-School.
You can find some excellent puppy trainers on Pupsy here.
Professional dog trainers will teach you how to understand, control and train your dog. It is also a great way to socialise with other puppies. It is important for you to continue to train and socialise your puppy after Puppy School. Remember to keep socialisation safe and positive. Many Dog Trainers recommend using Pupsy as a safe way to socialise puppies of similar age and therefore avoiding incidents with adult dogs.
See our blog on “Play it Safe” for more tips & tricks.

 

From your point of view, toilet training is likely to be very high on the list. Allow your puppy outside every hour if possible and praise him/her every time he/she goes to the toilet outside.
If this is not possible, use wee pads or newspaper and encourage your puppy to use them as toilet. As accidents will happen elsewhere, simply use proper wee cleaners. Dogs wee on spots they recognise from the scent. Wee cleaners remove the scent and your puppy will not choose the same spot again.
Bitter apple spray is effective for proactive measures. Spray bitter apple spray to areas or items you don’t want your puppy to be interested in. The strong bitter scent will be unappealing for your puppy and he/she will stay away from items.

Grooming

Depending on the breed, your puppy will need different levels of grooming. You need a good brush to ensure your puppy doesn’t get matted. You can ask your local groomer for advice. If your puppy gets too matted the only option left for the groomer is to shave him/her completely. Matted fur will also cause a lot of pain for your puppy.

 

You will also need a comb to get down to the skin of your puppy. This is particularly important for shaggier breeds such as poodles and sheep dogs.
Dogs pick up a lot of things from the ground, roll in the dirt, get wet and muddy. Get your puppy a dog shampoo and rinse him/her everytime after a swim as the salt from the ocean can be very itchy and pool chemicals are not good for the fur.
If you want to get your pup professionally groomed, check out our recommendations.
Although various dental sticks are good, vets recommend to brush your puppy’s teeth once a week.
Get your puppy a dog toothbrush and toothpaste. It is significantly cheaper than the potential dentist bill that might be heading your way, as your puppy gets older. Start brushing your puppy’s teeth from a young age so he/she gets used to it. This will save you a lot of wrestling later on.

Shop around for all puppy supplies you decide to buy as prices and quality varies a lot.
Join the growing Pupsy community at https://pupsy.com.au and connect with other dog owners and dog services. It is a great opportunity to ask for advice, share experiences and of course get together for a happy play, every day.