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The Top Pet-Friendly Getaways for Your Next Doggy Adventure

The Top Pet-Friendly Getaways for Your Next Doggy Adventure

Dogs are not just pets; they're family. Your pup is a lifelong companion, a constant source of love and affection. As much as you want to be with them always, you can't really take them with you on vacations.

Well, that was true in the past, but times are changing, with pet-friendly getaways opening their doors to fur parents and pooches. Today, this guide will help you sniff out some paw-some dog-friendly escapes in Singapore.

As you set out on new adventures, also remember to bring organic, healthy dog treats to ensure your canine companion is in their top form, too! 

Pre-Vacation Checklist

Preparation is crucial to having a successful vacation, especially if you're bringing your pup along. Now, there are unique ways to prepare for your upcoming trips, but starting a checklist is a sure way of getting everything in order.

Before heading out to see what the Garden City offers, here are some tasks you may need to do.

Schedule a Visit to the Vet

Dog carried by vet

Your beloved pooch needs to be healthy to enjoy your vacation. Now, you may be doing everything possible to meet their needs, but visiting the vet is still necessary.

Veterinarians can perform comprehensive checkups to ensure that your dog is healthy. Moreover, they can administer vaccines and boosters needed to avoid deadly diseases.

If your pup is new to the household, you can also get them microchipped. Microchips are identification transponders required by the government. In the event your dog gets lost during the trip, they can easily be traced back to you.

Pack Human and Pet Essentials Separately

Dog sitting in luggage

Packing everything you need for the trip can be a stressful affair, especially if you're packing for two. It may seem wiser to pack for you and your dog simultaneously, but doing so can lead to missed items.

One thing you can do is create two lists of essentials, ticking off items every time they get packed. Another is finishing your luggage before moving on to your dog's.

Doggy items you may need for the trip are:

  • Pet IDs
  • Vaccination card
  • Leash and collar
  • Name tag
  • Pet toiletries
  • Packed vitamins and supplements
  • Easy dog treats
  • Packed dog food
  • Dog toys and comfort items

If possible, contact your choice of destination during your pre-vacation preparations. The on-site staff can provide a list of items you may need to bring to accommodate your dog's needs and follow the location's policies. 

Optional: Go to the Groomer's 

Tangled fur, long nails, and eye stains make an uncomfortable dog. So, you may want to visit your favourite groomer to treat your pet to a pamper session.

If you've recently gone to the groomer's, why not perform routine care on your dog? Wipe them down with pet wipes, brush away tear stains, and clean their paws. These tiny acts of service can help your pooch put their best paw forward. 

Discovering Singapore's Pet Paradise

Heading to Tanjong Beach

Golden retriever walking on beach

Imagine a sun-kissed paradise where soft, sandy beaches stretch as far as the eyes can see. The crystal clear waters beckon you, and your furry friend excitedly runs towards the crashing waves.

Welcome to Tanjong Beach in Sentosa Island, Singapore, where dogs and fur parents escape from the bustling city life. This location is a must-visit for anyone looking to have a slow, peaceful day. 

There are fewer organised activities at Tanjong Beach, meaning smaller crowds. You and your pup can peacefully stroll on the golden shoreline without blocking people's way. Remember, though, that your pet needs to wear a leash according to beach guidelines.

After a day of seaside fun, treat your furry companion to easy, tasty dog treats – Dr Shiba's Happy Tummy – ensuring their digestion stays in top shape for more adventures to come.

Escape to the Oriental Dream 

Dog on a boat

Boat rides, yacht stays, and cruise trips are some of the best experiences in Singapore, even better if you share them with your dog. 

Depending on your chosen adventure, you can witness unforgettable sights, visit hidden gems, and enjoy water-based activities you don't normally do.

If you want a private, lowkey adventure, you can opt for the quiet getaways offered by small-time boat and yacht owners. We found one that allows you to ride a Hong Kong junk boat, cruising on the waters with your canine companion.

This experience, along with many others, offers water activities on top of the staycation. You can go paddle-boarding or swimming, and later dry up in front of a bonfire while gazing at the stars. 

A Day Out in Palawan Beach

Dog on a beach, cocktail by its side

Palawan Beach is a natural playground by the sea that promises fun and relaxation for you and your furry friend. The powdery sand beneath your feet, the gentle swaying of palm trees, and the turquoise waters create a tropical paradise.

While here, you can engage in thrilling beach activities, like frisbee or tug-of-war. If you have the time, there are also set experiences, including kayaking, fishing, and sunset cruising. You can also unwind and enjoy the breathtaking coastal views as your pooch frolics on the sandy beach.

Away from the water, you'll find Palawan Beach's iconic dog run, open to pooches of all ages and sizes. Visiting the dog run allows your canine companion to socialise and explore off-leash.  

Palawan Beach is also home to the iconic suspension bridge leading to a tiny islet, where you can take in panoramic views of the coastline. Reward your pup with Dr. Shiba's organic, healthy dog treats, keeping them happy and fit for the rest of the trip. 

Checking into Sofitel Sentosa Singapore

Dog in between hotel beds

Upon arriving at Sofitel Sentosa, you're greeted by the lush greenery surrounding the resort. The elegant architecture and warm hospitality instantly set the tone for your retreat. But the best part? Your dog is not just a guest; they are an esteemed family member.

Sofitel Sentosa offers pet-friendly accommodations that ensure you and your furry friend feel at home. The spacious and tastefully decorated rooms provide ample space for your dog to stretch out and relax. Soft bedding and food bowls for easy dog treats are thoughtfully provided.

If your dog is brimming with energy, you don't need to go far since Sentosa Island has many pet-friendly attractions. Take a leisurely walk to Palawan Beach, just a stone's throw away, and enjoy beachside activities. Treat your dog to a delightful game of fetch or relax by the sea.

Before you retire for the night, treat your furry companion to Dr. Shiba's Happy Tummy snacks – the perfect way to keep their digestive health in check after a day of exploration. These are some of the best dog treats in Singapore, surely leaving them energised for more adventures.

Setting Sails on the Royal Albatross

Dog on a yacht

Sometimes, spending a bit more is worth it, especially for an entirely new experience for you and your pup. If you want to enjoy mouthwatering food while appreciating breathtaking sights, set your eyes on the Royal Albatross.

The Royal Albatross is an award-winning superyacht known for offering exceptional sunset cruises. Nowadays, the Royal Albatross also brings paw parents and their canine companions aboard for exquisite dining sessions. 

For the early birds, you can set sail during breakfast, where you're treated to a breakfast buffet while your pup enjoys a three-course meal. Another option is the dinner cruise, with its romantic sunset views, multi-course human meals, and specially crafted dishes for the pooches. 

Cruising with a picky pup? Remember to bring their favourite dog treats, so you can mix them with the dishes served! Dr. Shiba's Happy Tummy works well as a food topper, so you can rest easy knowing your dog's enjoying their meal.

Create Unforgettable Memories with Your Canine Companion

Dr. Shiba treats in Duck flavour

As we conclude our exploration of pet-friendly getaways in Singapore, we hope you're already planning your next adventure with your beloved fur ball. 

Remember, the key to a happy and healthy escape is a well-prepared pack, pet-friendly activities, and lots of love for your furry companion.

Before you embark on your journey, stock up on Dr. Shiba's Happy Tummy dog supplements. These organic, healthy dog treats will keep your dog in the best shape, ensuring they relish every moment of your getaway.