Taking your dog to the beach or a pet-friendly cafe is always an option when you want to party with your pooch, especially on its birthday, but for paw-rents who want to go the extra mile, we’ve put together some pretty cool dog-friendly birthday party ideas.
1. GO ON A PET CRUISE
Go sailing around Singapore’s coastline with your furry friend by booking a pet cruise. There are four options to choose from, beginning with the Island Cruise, a two-hour trip that starts with a 30-minute cruise to an island, disembarking and walking around the beach with your pup, and then returning to the boat for a swim and some food before sailing back to the club. Lifejackets are provided for people and pets and the Island Cruise starts at just $150 on weekdays, with prices increasing on weekends and with larger groups. It’s not just for dogs either, all pets are welcome.
Address: Pungol Jetty
Phone: +65 9637 5009
2. TAKE YOUR DOG CYCLING AT CONEY ISLAND
Sailing isn’t within everybody’s budget, but renting a bike for $6.00 to $8.00 an hour is and riding around Coney Island is a great way to spend the day. Obviously dogs can’t ride bikes, but if you hire a tricycle fitted with a carriage for a little bit more, you and your furkid can explore this tranquil little island together. You don’t need to worry about it getting bumpy and your dog freaking out either, as Coney Island is quite flat with plenty of gravel paths to follow. There are several choices if you want to rent a bike near Coney Island and Go Cycling is a good place to start.
Address: 911 Punggol Road, Singapore, 829170
Phone: +65 985 90054
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Mon -Fri, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm Weekends & public holidays.
3. DO AN OBSTACLE RUN AT K9 PARK
This is an outing with your dog that anyone can afford. Head over to K9 Park at NEX and let your pup weave through poles and jump over hurdles until it can’t run anymore and it’s absolutely free. The park is even split into different sections for small and large dogs so you don’t have to worry about any of the obstacles being too tough if you have a tiny pooch. Dogs aren’t allowed in NEX, but there are designated lifts for people with pooches to reach the park and there is a Pet Safari near by so you can pick up some treats if your dog has the energy afterward.
Address: Level 4 R, NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore, 556084
Phone: +65 6416 6366
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm daily
4. TAKE YOUR PUP SWIMMING AT A DOG-FRIENDLY POOL
The perfect way to help your best friend tackle the heat is to take it swimming. Sentosa is a bit too crowded if your dog has a lot of energy, but it will fit right in at Sunny Heights, a doggy daycare with a pool for pooches. For $18.00 per hour, you can take your dog swimming and you can even get in with it if you want. Don’t worry if yours isn’t the best swimmer, you can rent a lifejacket for your dog for $2.00 and the pool has a three-step entry so it can just wade in. There are also facilities to wash and dry your dog afterwards for only $10.00 for the first 10 minutes, lso, if you buy 10 tickets now for $180.00, you get two free and they are valid for six months from the time of purchase.
Address: 110 Turf Club Road, Singapore, 288000
Phone: +65 6462 3736
Opening Hours: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm Tue – Thu & weekends, 3:30 pm – 6:30 Fridays, closed Monday.
5. GET FIT WITH YOUR POOCH AT DOGGY YOGA
This could be the extra motivation you needed to get in shape yourself, as well as the perfect way to hang out with your furkid. Dog yoga is suitable for animals of all sizes and Pawfully Fit has yoga classes based on the weight of your hound — The Lightweight-Paws class for dogs below 10 kg, or their Pawfully Yoga Stretch class for heavier dogs. A 40-minute session for you and your dog costs $80.00, however, that session drops to $40.00 if two or more pairs join.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, #01-23, Quayside Isle, Singapore, 098375
Phone: +65 8127 7033
Opening Hours: Classes for small dogs are on Mondays from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm and Thursdays from 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm. Classes for those with larger dogs run from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm on Mondays.