5 fun ways to include your pet on your next outing in South Australia

January 24, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to go down the street to a café or restaurant and know that your pooch is welcome too?

We’ve brainstormed five of the best places you have to check out with your furry friend.

1. Bring your pet along to your next lunch date with friends. 

Adelaide cafes that are dog friendly are becoming increasingly popular. Why not invite your dog along to your next lunch date and treat them to a puppycino? Gather & Graze in Unley is a bustling new cafe that is dog friendly. They even offer every pooch a complimentary treat. How pawsome is that?

Want to know what other eateries are dog-friendly? Be sure to download RSPCA’s newest app launching this month! PetStop is a pet-friendly venue locator for areas in SA and you can sign-up to hear when it launches here.

2. Bring your pet along to the local markets. 

Next time you shop for local fresh produce, why not bring your furry friend along?

The Adelaide Farmers Market at Wayville Showgrounds host an infamous ‘pooch parking’ where you can drop off your furry companion while you shop til you drop.

3. If your pooch is game enough – try stand up paddleboarding.

Why not tick stand-up paddle boarding off your dogs bucket-list? Stand Up Paddle SA in Seacliff offer stand up paddle boards to hire by the hour.

They allow you to take your furry friend on the ride with you – which is just pawfect for your dog. Do ensure that shade and water is easily accessible to make sure your furry friend is comfortable.

4. Skip a walk in your local area and take your pooch on a scenic hike. 

Belair National Park is just a 25 minute drive from Adelaide CBD and boasts kilometres of scenic walking trails. The best thing about this picturesque national park? Dogs are welcome!

Just make sure your dog is on the lead and under effective control. They won’t pawget it!

5. Bring along your pet to the outdoor cinema. 

Enjoy the sunset with your furry friend followed by a movie at the Moonlight Cinema. Dogs on leads are welcome. There are plenty of human snacks and drinks available on-site but don’t forget to pack the doggy treats!

Want to know where else you can take your pet across our great state? RSPCA South Australia is developing an app featuring SA’s best pet-friendly venues. If you’re a pet-friendly venue, sign up for our app for free. To get all the latest news, follow us on Instagram @rspcapetstop and tag #rspcapetstop for your chance to be featured.


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2 thoughts on “5 fun ways to include your pet on your next outing in South Australia”

  1. Sharon Bourne

    This is a great idea. Do you know if there is something similar for NSW?

    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for your kind words. For now, this is just an initiative we here in South Australia are creating – but we’d love to eventually take it nationally! 🙂

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