When it comes to loyalty and unconditional love, no one can beat that of your pet’s. You know what it’s like to come home to find your furbaby excitedly waiting for you, or to feel them snuggling close when you’re feeling low so show them some love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day by taking them out on a date! Here are 10 pet-friendly places where you can shower your furry friends with the love they deserve.
Whole Pet Kitchen Pet Deli & Bark-ery
175 M. Paterno Street, Barangay Pasadena, San Juan City
Looking for a place to have a meal with your pet? Whole Pet Kitchen has offerings for both you and your furbaby! Their treats are made with natural ingredients, so the food will not only fill their tummies but also boost their health! Chef and owner Giannina Gonzalez, daughter of Café Ysabel's owner, puts lot of research into their recipes, so you know you’re in good hands.
Barkingham Pet Café
1321 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City
Don’t be fooled by the name—Barkingham offers their services to cats, too, so dog- and cat-lovers alike are more than welcome to drop by. Have your furry friends pampered and groomed by professionals while you sit back and relax with a cup of coffee. The grooming area is visible from where you’ll be sitting, so you won't have to worry too much. Afterwards, you and your pet can have snacks together—the café has offerings for both of you.
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Paseo De Roxas Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati City
Amidst the bustling streets of Makati lies this pocket of green space where you can go ahead and bond with your pet. Start working on your fitness goals and take your four-legged companion out for a jog around Ayala Triangle Gardens. If you get hungry or tired, feel free to grab refreshments from nearby establishments and have an impromptu picnic on the grass—though you might have to bring your own stash of treats for your pet.
Arroceros Forest Park
A. Antonio Villegas Street, Ermita, Manila City.
Sometimes, the only thing your pet really wants is to spend quality time with you. Keep it simple and plan a trip to Arroceros Forest Park. Take a leisurely stroll along the riverside walkway and admire the rich flora and fauna that that the park has to offer. Dubbed as the “Last Lung of Manila,” it’s one of few green spaces left in the city. It has been under threat for some time now, so your visit would go a long way in helping to preserve the area.
Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Almost every corner of Bonifacio Global City is pet-friendly, but Bonifacio High Street is no doubt a favorite for many pet owners. It's perfect for when you just want to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy see all the other furry animals grazing around the park. You can also grab some food at any of the pet-friendly restaurants and cafés around the area. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any events that might be happening at the park so you can plan accordingly.
La Mesa Eco Park
La Mesa Dam Compound, Pallmall Street, Quezon City
La Mesa Eco Park is a pet-friendly spot perfect for a day out with the fam. You can have a picnic and try out all the activities available in the park. Go biking, try wall-climbing, see different kinds of butterflies, and more!
Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Named after the famous Japanese dog Hachiko, Hachi Park is an off-leash dog facility in Circulo Verde where The Cirque, a pet-friendly serviced apartment, is also located. It features an open space where your canine companions can run around and play with other dogs. The perimeter is secured with a high fence, so you don’t have to worry about them slipping out unnoticed!
The Paw Club
SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
The Paw Club has an off-leash area inside the café so your dog can run around and play with other dogs. You can also have your pet groomed while you enjoy their famous cheesecake shaped like a French bulldog. While they don’t have a special area for other animal companions, any of your furry friends are welcome at this pet-friendly joint.
Eastwood Mall, Quezon City
Let your energetic doggos do what they love the most: Play! Bark Central features the first indoor park for your furbabies. They also offer grooming services to keep them looking good. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about playtime ruining their newly groomed looks—the indoor playground is always kept clean by attendants so they can waddle around the ball pit for hours and finish the obstacle course as many times as they want. They also have a café where you can order something for yourself while your dog munches on the special dog treats available in their retail store.
Doggieland Pet Hotel, Nursery & Resort
29 Santa Lucia Subdivision, Santolan, Pasig City
Who says only hoomans can have fun swimming? While people mistakenly believe that dogs are natural swimmers, it’s not the case for all breeds. You can safely let them learn by going for a swim together! Doggieland also features a nursery providing special care for newborn puppies and, despite the name, kittens.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.