Dog-friendly Hong Kong
Hong Kong has many places that dogs can go with their owners; here are some suggestions to enjoy a wagging time in Hong Kong.
Also depending on the time of year, the Hong Kong Dog Rescue offers wonderful events for dogs and their family.
Some of my favorites are the Wanchai Dog Park Bark & Splash event, usually held on a weekend in late April. Free treats, prizes, t-shirts, contests and agility courses. Lots of food for everyone and a great place to meet locals. The other great event that is usually held in November is the Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s “Peak to Fong walk”. You start at Victoria Peak and walk down until you end up in Lan Kwai Fong which opens up its pubs for cocktails, there is also prizes and t-shirts for the owners.
Hotels in Hong Kong that allow dogs are limited. In fact, it has only been in the last couple of years that hotels have welcomed four-pawed guest. Here are my Here my recommendations and reviews of Hotels,
Also at the time of this writing, the only way we could get around is by taxi. However, the taxi charge in Hong Kong can be cheaper than taking the tube in London.
Where to Stay
Hotel Panorama by Rhombus– Hotel Panorama by Rhombus is a deluxe business hotel superbly located in the heart of Tsimshatsui Kowloon in one of Hong Kong most popular shopping and business hubs amidst a vast selection of shops boutiques museums restaurants bars and entertainment centers. This prime location allows guests to access all parts of Hong Kong via Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Airport Express Buses Taxis and Ferries.
Best place for a walk would be down near the port and along the boardwalk, where there are stunning views of Hong Kong Island. Also, Kowloon Tsai Park in Kowloon City District is dog-friendly.
Hotel Lkf by Rhombus Lan Kwai Fong– Hotel LKF by Rhombus is located at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo in Central which are abuzz with bistros al fresco bars restaurants pubs shopping areas art galleries and antique shops in Hong Kongs trendiest area.
You are about 5 minutes away from Pet garden at the Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade. Also, a 10-minute taxi ride can take you to the Peak for another great walk.
Hotel Ovolo– Ovolo 111 High Street is pet-friendly serviced apartment! With state of the art facilities and great transport links to the greater Hong Kong area, this property is also the only property in the group that is deemed pet-friendly. Please note this property can only be rented on a monthly basis.
You are very close to Lung Fu Shan Country Park
Concerto Inn – On the beach, this beachfront hotel is located in Lamma Island, where area attractions include Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lamma Winds (HK’s first Wind Power Station), Herboland, Tin Hau Temple and Seafood Restaurants that allow us dogs.
You can walk the whole Island here, very dog-friendly island.
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Wildfire– /F, 21 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, China 852 2810 0670
Casual fare and great people watching from its large floor-to-ceiling windows. Signature dishes include oven-fresh pizza which is baked in a flaming wood stone oven, BBQ Pork Ribs, steak specials and Wildfire Platter.
The Peak Lookout– 121 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, China 852 2849 1000
The Peak Lookout boasts a beautiful setting with both indoor and outdoor seating (outdoors for us dogs in our own section) with a panoramic view of Aberdeen. The restaurant offers a menu with a wide variety of choices, they also have a dog menu, treats and you get your own water bowl.
Pearl on the Peak– The Peak, 128 Peak Road, Hong Kong, China +852 2849 5123
Very fancy and your dog is welcome to dine with you during lunch with a three-course meal for you and your dog. Spectacular, 270 degrees panoramic views of Central, Victoria Harbour, and Kowloon.
Stanley– Stanley is full of fancy little restaurants that do international cuisine and most of the case you may sit outdoors and are teeming with tourist, locals, and dogs. Here are some suggestions along the boardwalk. The choice is yours. Do not be surprised if you get your photo taken by the locals.
- Cafe de Paris
- Wildfire Restaurant
- Saigo at Stanley
- King Ludwigs Beer Hall
- Smugglers Inn
Dog Clubs and Shops
One of the big pluses in Hong Kong is the dog clubs that you can either stay for the day or overnight when you book your suite. Your owners can hang around the pool with you and even have some lunch, they just can’t stay over.
Pet World – This was my club and I stayed here a couple of times while my owners travelled to Beijing. I had a wonderful suite which included an indoor area with a cot and my own private outdoor garden. During the day I played with the staff, ran around the fields and did a couple of dips in the pool.
Whisker N Paws Excellent pet shop and they offer doggie sitting service while your owners shop the building. They also host barbeques for dogs and their owners.
Three Dog Bakery– They make all natural, oven-baked dog treats, pastries, and food
Best Dog Walking Areas and Dog Parks
- Victoria Peak Garden in Central
- Western District Kowloon Tsai Park in Kowloon City
- District Yau Tsim Mong Pet Garden in Ferry Street
- Yau Tsim Mong district Wing Road Sitting-out Area in North District
- Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden in Kwai Tsing District
- Kwai Chung Castle Peak Road Sitting-out Area in Kwai Tsing District
- Jockey Club Hing Shing Road Playground in Kwai Tsing District
- Tsing Yu Street Garden in Kwai Tsing District
- Sham Tsz Street Playground in Tsuen Wan District
- Sai Sha Road Temporary Pet Garden in Sha Tin District
- Pet garden at the Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade
FYI– According to Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department website, there are totally 490 dog toilets in Hong Kong. I never used one though, I thought it was weird.
Hong Kong Island is 70% national park and there are many places that dogs can have wagging time in dog-friendly Hong Kong.
Also, see Hong Kong for Dogs