The best dog-friendly activities in Melbourne for pampered pooches

Dishing out all that love and affection can be hard work for our furry friends. With such a constant commitment to looking after us humans, there’s no doubt our pooches are in need of a little rest and relaxation of their own. Luckily for our four-legged friends in Melbourne, these dog-friendly activities provide all the puppy pampering a pooch could need.

Paws and pours high tea by Gourmet Pawprints

Paws and Pours High Tea, Gourmet Pawprints

Paws and Pours High Tea, Gourmet Pawprints

If your pooch is a fan of the finer things in life, they’re going to love the latest addition by local Melbourne tour company, Gourmet Pawprints. Their Paws and Pours High Tea tour puts a pup-friendly twist on the classic afternoon tradition, providing a perfect excuse for local pup-owners and their pooches to indulge in some of their favourite treats in the company of fellow four-legged friends. Tour-goers are met by Bella the dog-friendly tour bus and taken to Lilydale Lake for a leisurely stroll (complete with designated off-leash areas) before heading to the Yarra Valley for a range of delightful delicacies and a tipple or two of sparkling wine. And don’t worry about sharing - your pooch will be provided with a personalized treat of their own!

Luxury pamper session at the doggie day spa 

Diggidydoggydayspa, South Melbourne

Diggidydoggydayspa, South Melbourne

There’s no better form of relaxation than a good dose of pampering, and we’re sure your doggo will agree after a trip to Diggiddydoggydayspa. The local dog grooming company is giving a whole new meaning to puppy pampering with their luxury grooming services, which include everything from classic bubble baths to pawdicures, facials and a full-blown body trim. We couldn’t think of a better way to give our pampered pooches some much-needed TLC!

Pupcake baking courtesy of The Melbourne Pawtisserie

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For those who enjoy a more hands-on approach to their dog-friendly dates, grab your aprons because we may well have found the perfect treat for your furry pal. Local paw-trepreneurs, The Melbourne Pawtisserie, have created a DIY Pupcake Kit so pups and their owners can enjoy some good ‘ol fashioned bonding time in the comfort of their own kitchen. The pupcakes come in a range of tongue-wagging flavour combos, from carrot & peanut butter to blueberry & banana and the festive favourite - Christmas pudding. Whilst completely free from artificial flavours and preservatives, all pupcake recipes have been taste tested by trusted quality assurance officer Jack (the jack Russell), so you can be sure your pooch will approve.

A luxury stay at Must Love Dogs B & B

Must Love Dogs B & B, Rutherglen

Must Love Dogs B & B, Rutherglen

If you’re looking to turn your dog’s day out into something a little more lengthy and luxurious, we’ve got the perfect dog-friendly destination in mind. Situated three hours South of Melbourne’s CBD, Must Love Dogs B & B in Rutherglen provides the paw-fect break from the chaos of city life, and best of all -  it’s located right in the heart of a local wine region! Pooches are permitted in all three of the B & B’s luxury suites, with just one rule - pats are obligatory! Don’t forget to sign up to their fur-friendly wine tour so you and your pal can taste all the treats the local area has to offer -  it would be rude not to!

Pamper your pooch at home with Pooky & Boo

At Pooky & Boo, we believe our doggos deserve to live in luxury all the time. Inspired by a love for our furry friends, our dog beds are custom designed with style, sustainability and your pooch’s comfort in mind. All our designs are drawn from contemporary trends in colour, pattern and home decor, so you won’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to those all important creature comforts.

Visit our products page to view our latest range of designer dog beds.

Sue West