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Best pet-friendly shopping malls in Hong Kong

By Localiiz 11 April 2024

Header image courtesy of The Pulse (via Facebook)

Having a dog in Hong Kong isn’t always a walk in the park. Unless you live in New Territories or one of the islands where there’s a larger abundance of open space, it can sometimes feel like the city is somewhat inhospitable to our furry friends—but not so! The tide is slowly turning to be more inclusive, as can be seen with a wave of new and well-established shopping malls opening their doors to our four-legged pals. We take a look at the best pet-friendly shopping malls that invite you and your pooch to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.

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APM

In true Kwun Tong fashion, APM can get rather busy, as it’s so easily accessible from the MTR station. Your dogs are welcome to join you on your shopping spree if they accompany you in a carrier or stroller.

For a bit of fresh air within APM, pet owners can bring their furry friends over to the APM Garden on the second level of the mall, where entertainment facilities and art installations can be found in an expansive urban oasis. Outside of APM, there are also plenty of pet-friendly shops in the neighbouring area, such as I-Neko Family for pet supplies and BT爬蟲 for reptile lovers.

APM, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2267 0500

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D2 Place

Positioning itself as a social hub to promote local creative culture, D2 Place hosts many cultural happenings, including weekend creative markets and pop-up stores. Here, you can spend some quality time with your dog(s) relaxing under the sun on the terrace of dog-friendly restaurants, such as Bugis, which offers mouth-watering Singapore dishes at reasonable prices.

Cool down with an ice-cold beer in the summertime—or warm up with a hot coffee in winter—at a semi-outdoor café called Makuma, all without leaving your dog out of your sight. Your pets are free to roam around the venue with you, and the neighbouring area is also fairly pet-friendly as well, with plenty of coffee shops in the vicinity that welcome you and your pets.

D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok | (+852) 3620 3098

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Elements

Popular and gigantic shopping mall Elements welcomes dogs as long as their feet don’t touch the ground. This means that if your dog can be hand-carried or is comfortable staying in a pet stroller, you can roam around this one-million-square-foot shopper’s paradise together.

However, the policy of each shop is separate from the mall’s, so it’s not recommended to go into the shops with your pooches (other than guide dogs, of course). The best place for furry friends to be is Civic Square, which offers plenty of space to walk around in and a number of amazing restaurants with alfresco dining options.

Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2735 5234

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The Mills

This revitalisation project by the Nan Fung Group acts as an arts hub for business incubators and experiential retail shops. The whole facility is dog-friendly, so your dogs are welcome to peruse the shops with you so long as they are kept on a leash at all times. Coffee shops such as Kobane welcome you and your furry friends for a quick bite. There is also a nice outdoor rooftop space on the fourth floor, where you can grab takeaway food to sit and enjoy your own alfresco dining.

Although there isn’t a dedicated store for pets accessories, certain shops like The Common Ground stock pet accessories, such as Wild One and homegrown brand Momotone. The café next door, Fleur, also offers “outdoor seating” and a special dog menu for four-legged friends. Hidden Gems offers zero-waste pet products while the Hong Kong International Dog Training Centre on the second floor offers training courses for dogs and potential trainers.

The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 3979 2300

Photo: Peak Galleria 山頂廣場 (via Facebook)
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Peak Galleria

The Peak Galleria is dog-friendly! Not only are pets welcome in restaurants with outdoor seating, but you can also enjoy a pet picnic on the roof and partake in a little window shopping in the mall with your pup by your side. Dogs are welcome inside the shops if you see the blue dog-friendly seal in their shopping window! Additionally, if you require a pet trolley to ferry your little one around, you may hire one from the Peak Galleria, with the first three hours free, simply by leaving a deposit of $500.

The Peak Galleria also has a pet store, The Barkyard, which also houses a mini swimming pool for pups to come and have a dip with their humans for $380 for 30 minutes. Included in the entry fee is access to the showers, towels, and a lifejacket. If you are just looking to freshen up your pup after a hike, you may opt to use the shower facilities—without the pool—for $180.

Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak

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Airside

Located at the old Kai Tak Airport, Airside is a new addition to Hong Kong’s pet-friendly retail-tainment scene. Offering a wide range of shopping, food, and drinks, as well as retail outlets, pet parents will be able to scroll around the stylish mall with their pets—as long as they are leashed. To roam freely, pet owners can unleash their pets at the Airside Garden on level six.

Airside is also a place to shop. For quality pet products and accessories, head to All Japan Pet or treat your furry companion to a grooming session at Ruff & Fetch. Not to forget feline friends, cats are welcome to play freely at Purr’licious, an exclusive cat-friendly play spot for felines of all shapes and sizes complete with nutritious snacks on offer. Learn more about Airside here.

Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak

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The Pulse

The Pulse is best for grabbing a bite to eat with your pups at any one of its beachside eateries. Pet-friendly restaurants like Sip Song even offer a special doggie menu, where you can order your furry pal a bowl of chicken rice, and later wrap up with a sweet treat from pet-friendly café Hooman.

The Pulse has also been known to host pet-friendly markets and events, where the doggie pool makes a special appearance on the rooftop during the summer. The Pulse is also home to Paws United Charity’s cat adoption centre, and also has a small pet store called The Dog’s Garden nearby where you can pick up a range of pet accessories and snacks. A shuttle bus service is available between Ocean Park MTR station and Repulse Bay. Dogs need to stay inside their pet bag to board the bus, but once arrive at the mall, they can walk freely inside.

The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2815 8888

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Stanley Plaza

Stanley is long known for being dog-friendly, with airy Stanley Plaza offering lots of open space, unlike typical air-conditioned, enclosed shopping malls in Hong Kong. A string of alfresco restaurants—such as Beef and Liberty and Classified—overlooks a spacious amphitheatre and children’s playground. Stanley Plaza also has a pet store, The Dog’s Garden, which offers grooming services and sells a range of pet treats and accessories.

If you don’t feel like eating or shopping, then strolling in the piazza and admiring the 160-year-old colonial Murray House along the breezy peninsula is not a bad idea on a sunny day. One of the longest surviving buildings in Hong Kong, this now houses a handful of restaurants with amazing views of Stanley Bay.

If you prefer more of a walk, then you can make your way to nearby Stanley Main Street, where there are more local shops attracting lots of tourists at the weekends. The open and airy space in the piazza has the capacity to hold events for the public on weekends, too, so keep an eye out.

Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley | (+852) 2813 4623

Photo: YOHO MALL 形點 (via Facebook)
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Yoho Mall

This large, air-conditioned shopping mall in Yuen Long is a shopper’s paradise, and dogs are welcome to tag along on your shopping spree so long as they are carried or put in a stroller or pet carrier. Yoho Mall has pet strollers of all sizes for you to rent, and the rental system operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You can shop from a range of pet accessories, food, and treats at Pet Line and PetKoiKoi.

Yoho Mall, 8–9 Long Yat Road & 9 Yuen Lung Street, Yuen Long | (+852) 2479 2208

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K11 Musea

The vibrant art mall K11 Musea is pet-friendly—as long as furry friends are kept in strollers or carried. Don’t worry if you don’t have a stroller handy; simply head over to the customer service desk and borrow a pet stroller for free! Head over to Kanine and browse across a range of premium pet products, or explore the Bohemian Garden on level six for some fresh air. Pets can roam freely in plenty of greenery. Refuel at Elephant Grounds where your furry friends can chill in the outdoor area or head over to the pet-friendly Ukiyo Café.

K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Wai

At The Wai, pets can tour around the mall in strollers while parents browse for high-quality pet products, accessories, and snacks at Ruff & Fetch and local lifestyle boutique Louder. For a unique memory to take home after your day out, strike a pose at the 3D printing photo studio Sharewow! Using high-quality 3D scanning and printing techniques, the studio is able to produce accurate figurines of you and your pet that goes beyond the usual 2D photograph.

For food, head over to the pet-friendly café Moojoo. Its spacious interiors are perfect for pets of all sizes to roam around in, and pet parents can gather and share pet-owning experiences over a cup of coffee or a delicious snack.

The Wai, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai

First published on 16 February 2017. Originally written by Sarah Li (Hellodog.hk). Last updated by Celia Lee.

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