In many places dogs are welcome, but these 7 cities are a real dog paradise. Dog-friendly museums, dog-friendly beaches and special dog menus are just some of the surprises that await you and (especially) your four-legged friend.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv has the highest number of dogs per person.
One in every 17 people in Tel Aviv has a dog, which means that it has the highest number of dogs per person in the world, and the city itself is open to its four-legged friends. There are many dog beaches and over 70 parks where you can enter with your dog, which gives us 1 park per square kilometre. Last year, Israel’s capital hosted its first dog festival called Kelaviv (keep in Hebrew means dog). The festival was a real success and will be held every year, so plan your trip accordingly.
Nehemiah 11 flats are only a few steps away from the largest dog park
Nehemiah 11 is only 600 metres from Meir Park, which is fenced off and has fountains and ramps for dogs to play inside.
Carmel, California, USA
In many places in Carmel, dogs will be treated like real VIP guests
While in Carmel, you must see the beautiful state park, its trails and beaches. Even better, you can see it together with your dog. There are even special biodegradable poop bags throughout the park and at beach entrances, so you don’t have to worry about the pollution.
Many places in Carmel will treat dogs like real VIP guests, giving them special beds, outdoor showers, special menus and even happy hours. One of the most popular is the Cypress Inn, co-owned by Doris Day, a great animal lover.
Escape the town, of Keswick in the Lake District
If you and your four-legged friend want to escape the city, the Lake District near Keswick is a great option. There is endless space to swim, run and explore unknown corners. In a word – a real dog’s paradise! You can even climb Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England. After a day in the great outdoors, you can relax in one of the many pubs, where snacks and treats for your canine companions also await behind the bar.
Keswick Lodge is a great base for exploring the Lake District
Surrounded by hills and beautiful countryside, yet close to the village centre, Keswick Lodge is a great base for exploring the Lake District.
In Amsterdam, dogs regularly ride bikes… in baskets
In the Dutch capital, dogs can ride on any form of transport, but you have to buy them a ticket. A daily train ticket costs €3. You also don’t have to give up Amsterdam’s most famous mode of transport, the bicycle – dogs are often carried in bicycle baskets at the handlebars, and sometimes even in special transport bicycles, where larger quadrupeds can also fit.
The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht offers a special programme for four-legged guests
The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, located on one of the most famous canals, offers a special VID programme – very important dog – where dogs get their bed, two bowls, a jar full of treats and a bottle of mineral water.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In Toronto, dogs can lounge in the many gardens and restaurants
Toronto is known for welcoming dogs regardless of the season, but it’s only when the weather gets warmer that it shows. Restaurant gardens are full of dogs, and countless cafes and restaurants accept pets without issue. There are more than 60 parks in the city, where it is not obligatory to walk on a leash, so dogs can run around freely. On summer days, head to Cherry Beach, where you can cool off and relax.
Hazelton Hotel is in the heart of Yorkville’s posh neighbourhood
In the heart of Yorkville’s posh neighbourhood is the Hazelton Hotel. Every owner and their four-legged friend receives a plush dog toy to play with and all the equipment – bowls, treats and poop bags. There are also specially prepared brochures with information on local dog service providers or maps with marked walking paths.
Dogs are welcome in the famous Guell Park
One of Barcelona’s biggest attractions is Park Güell. It is the perfect combination of green nature and interesting architecture where you can spend hours. Fortunately, dogs are also allowed there, just like in other parks in the city. Some of them are specially fenced and there are fountains inside so that the dogs can cool off on hot days. If that wasn’t enough, it is worth knowing that Barcelona has also opened a year-round beach for dogs.
Special beds for dogs can be booked in advance at the Hotel Villa Emilia
Right next to Joan Miró Park, where dogs can run freely without a lead, is the Hotel Villa Emilia. If your pet appreciates a specially prepared bed for it, make a reservation there (in advance!).
Visiting Krakow? Take your dog with you!
There are plenty of cultural venues in Krakow that you can visit with your dog, including the Galicia Jewish Museum, the Polish Aviation Museum and the famous Piwnica Pod Baranami. Many restaurants not only accept dogs but also offer them special food. Krakow is just waiting to be discovered – by you and your dog. After a day of sightseeing, everyone deserves a real rest, and the Sheraton Krakow guarantees it. The hotel offers special corporate bedding and bowls for water and food.