Finding a pet-friendly place in Malaysia can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. Not all parks, restaurants and cafes welcome your furkid with open arms. But don’t worry – here is a list of the 12 best dog-friendly locations in Penang that are definitely worth a visit:
1. Bark & Bean – pet wellness lounge
Looking for a well-brewed coffee in a cosy environment while spending quality time with your pet? Bark & Bean is the right place for you.
The cafe offers your pup speciality pies, cakes, cookies and other delicious human-grade food freshly prepared by the staff.
You can also enjoy some nice refreshments from the bar. There’s a choice to sit both in- and outside the cafe, and it’s fenced. However, its recommended that you do keep an eye on your dog.
Right next to the cafe you’ll find the pet-store “The Fox Butler”, which offers a pet hotel, grooming, spa and a range of interesting products for your pup.
Bark & Bean pet cafe is the perfect place for any animal-lover. Just remember to follow their house rules.
Bark & Bean: 18, Jalan Pantai Jerjak, Sungai Nibong, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Opening hours: 11.00am – 11.00pm
Tel: +6046577388 and +60124760130
2. Corgi & The Gang
A pawsome place to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or just have a cold refreshment together with your dog.
The food for both humans and dogs is delicious and nutritious, and the portions are fairly big considering the reasonable prices.
It’s a great place for your dog to play and make new friends in a nice atmosphere. Another bonus is that the staff are super friendly.
Grooming is available, separate from the dining area. You can find some interesting items from their range of products. Overall a great place for any dog lover.
Corgi & The Gang: 102-E-7, New World Park, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Opening hours: 12 noon – 11.00pm
Tel: 011-2858 2319
3. Wag N Romp
If you’re searching for a new hangout for both you and your four-legged friend, Wag N Romp is a must-visit.
The surroundings are clean with a modern and stylish design and you’ll be greeted by caring and friendly staff. Although their menu is limited, they serve coffee, tea and food at very reasonable prices.
There are all kinds of dogs here, from golden retrievers to small toy breeds – so your dog has plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
Do visit Wag N Romp pet cafe, and after that take a look at Fluffy Dogs R Us. They have a wide selection of premium products.
Wag N Romp: 161 Jalan Kelawai, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Opening hours: 12 noon – 6.00pm
Tel: 04-229 9161
4. Casa Permai Central Park
One of the best dog-friendly parks in Penang is Casa Permai Central Park. The park ground is even and open, so bring a ball and a frisbee to play. It’s a good way for both you and your dog to get some exercise.
You can buy some refreshments from the nearby shops and have a picnic in the park. Or you can just sit down and relax and let your pup examine the surroundings.
Since the park is in the middle of a residential neighbourhood, loud barking is not appreciated, especially in the early morning or late at night.
Casa Permai Central Park: Lorong Lembah Permai 1, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
5. Occupy Beach Street
If you are in Penang on a Sunday, then this is the perfect place for you. Occupy Beach Street has a lot of interesting and exciting activities such as amazing street performances, delicious food, a street market to explore and other social activities.
The entire street is part of the state’s government’s initiative for Penang Care Free Day, thus it is a traffic-free space to walk around and have some fun.
The best part is that Occupy Beach Street often puts up adorable pups for adoption.
Address: 10200, 8-16, Beach St, 10200 George Town, Penang.
6. Brown Poodle Cafe
Brown Poodle is a vegetarian cafe located in a residential area. Its a small shop which is normally not too crowded, and has a lovely and bright atmosphere.
If you are vegan, you can ask the staff for menu options which can be adapted to your needs. Great customer service here.
They have an in-house poodle called Poppy. She is really friendly and loves humans. Do look out for her while you are here.
Brown Poodle Cafe: 80, Persiaran Midlands, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang
Opening hours: 11.00am – 5.00pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Tel: 012-664 8414
Keep an eye out for Part Two of this article coming out soon.
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