Aside from the obvious parks and hikes, it’s not easy to find things to do with your dogs in Hong Kong, but the Localiiz team—or rather, office mascot, Lola—has come to the rescue as we bring you five novel things to do with your canine friends in Hong Kong.
Engage in dog-friendly water sports at Stanley
Take your adventures to the sea with your pup down at Stanley Main Beach! Right next to the Hong Kong Sea School, there are several spots right on the beach where you can rent out Stand Up Paddle Boards or Kayaks by the hour for just $80—or three hours for $200. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take your pick of places to eat amongst one of the many eateries along Stanley Main Street and then peruse some of the dog-friendly shops in Stanley Plaza for some dog supplies or a fresh new do at Ruff & Fetch and The Dog’s Garden. To wrap things up, swing by Gino’s Gelato where you can buy your pooch some doggie ice cream for $18 per scoop. Silver lining? Ten percent of sales go to a local dog charity, Hong Kong Dog Rescue!
Hiwindlover Water Sports Centre, Stanley Main Beach | (+852) 6226 5390
Gino’s Gelato, Shop 5, G/5 Stanley Plaza, Stanley | (+852) 2899 0314
Ruff & Fetch, Shop 302, Stanley Plaza, Stanley | (+852) 2348 0272
The Dog’s Garden, Shop 405, Stanley Plaza, Stanley | (+852) 2886 3390
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Photo courtesy of LIK Boat Services
Explore faraway lands
Formerly known as Ham Tin Tai Long Speedboat on Facebook, founder Alison renamed her services in loving memory of her dog, Lik, who passed away as a result of cancer. For a small fee, Alison will take you and your pups to remote beaches in Sai Kung, with crystal clear waters, for a fun doggie day out. She also occasionally hosts special trips for handicapped dogs too. To frolic in the sand with your pup, be sure to reserve your spot in advance!
LIK Speed Boat Service, Sai Kung | (+852) 6210 8776
Read more! Check out the best dog-friendly beaches in Hong Kong.
Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong
Enjoy fine dining with your pooch
Enjoy some fine dining with your furiend (be it dog or cat) from Rosewood Hong Kong’s gourmet pet menu, specially curated by Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Sandro Gamba.
Stuff your selves silly before checking into one of their pet-friendly rooms where you can take your whole new luxury experience to another level. Aside from receiving a sumptuous bed, toys, and delicious welcome treats for your pet, you may also receive recommendations for local dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and parks in the neighbourhood.
Check out the view at the Peak
Take in views of Hong Kong’s world-famous Victoria Harbour via the Peak Circle Walk, then enjoy a scrumptious, alfresco meal at The Peak Lookout with your pooch on the veranda. The Peak Circle Walk is a nice gentle 3.5 km along the peak, and is equally enjoyable during the day and at night, but if you are looking for a more substantial hike, there are other trails in the area as well. And if you have a hankering for ice-cream, you’re in luck—there is a Gino’s Gelato at the Peak Tower for a sweet treat for you and your bud.
Read more! Explore our top 10 dog-friendly bars and restaurants in Hong Kong.
Photo courtesy of Ovolo Hotel
Get a dose of VIP Treatment at Ovolo
Ever wanted to go on holiday with your pup? Well with Ovolo Hotels, you and your pup can enjoy a little staycation with Ovolo’s V.I.Pooch package! With this new initiative, dog owners can take their pick of either the Southside or Central Ovolo Hotels for a dog-friendly room, where you and your pup can enjoy some of the wonderful delights Ovolo has to offer. Not only is the minibar free for humans, but doggies get their very own plush doggie bed and bowl, not to mention a Doggy Bag of treats and specially-designed toys! If you’re looking for more things to do on the Southside, Whiskers & Paws is only a short taxi ride away and comes with an outdoor doggie play area and in-store café! Win!
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside | (+852) 3460 8100
Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central | (+852) 3755 3000
Whiskers & Paws, 10/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau | (+852) 2552 6200
To find out more information and book your VIP room now, click here.
Photo courtesy of Pup-Up Events HK
Attend a Pup-Up Event
If you fancy celebrating the holidays with your pup, keep your eyes peeled for Pup-Up Events! It’s exactly as it sounds, pop up events–but for pups! These dog parties, are open invites to anyone who wants to ring in the festivities with their furiends—and all for a good cause, usually donating to an animal shelter or welfare society. To find out when the next event will be taking place, follow their Facebook page.
Pup-Up Events HK, contact via website
Read more! Explore our Pets section on Localiiz for more things to do.