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21 Places To Hang Out With Your Dog In Perth

Because you’re tired of leaving your best buddy at home.

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1. The Leaky Tap, Mosman Park

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Owned by Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian, The Leaky Tap is open 7am to 4pm on weekdays, and 8am-3pm on weekends. This cafe offers a "puppachino", which comes served in a small toilet-shaped bowl; a reference to Olivia's Dad, Craig Vivian, who was a well-known plumber in the community.

2. Trigg Bushland Reserve, Trigg

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The Trigg Bushland Reserve is located just off Karrinyup Road, with several entries. Dogs are allowed off the lead, but must be under the control of the owner. There are no bikes allowed on the paths, making for a nice afternoon jaunt with your pooch through beautiful bushland.

3. South Beach (North End), Fremantle

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While the south of South Beach is not for pets, the north is all yours. The dog-friendly section begins at the Fremantle Sailing Club where it runs 400 metres south. Though it is on the smaller side, it makes up for it with calm water for swimming, a great atmosphere, and a grassy park area.

4. Pet Lover's Cafe, Maylands

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Formerly located in Guildford, this pet-loving spot has moved to the Maylands cafe strip zone on Guildford Road, and is now open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. They've got a huge range of nutritional bakery snacks for your pup, and your pet is welcome to come in and browse through the retail store with you, which makes shopping for pet clothing, leads, harnesses, food and other goodies so much more fun.

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5. C Y O'Connor Beach, Hamilton Hill

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With a nice long stretch of sand, and calm, safe water sheltered by Garden Island, C Y O'Connor Beach in Hammy Hill is often packed with pooches doing their thing and being social. There's also a handy adjacent park with barbecues, showers, and toilets.

6. Furbaby Boutique and Cafe, Westminster

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This cafe and pet boutique allows you to bring your dog inside the store, or have him or her sit on the floor next to you while you have something to eat in the fully enclosed alfresco area. You can also spoil your ~furbaby~ with a special treat from their Dog Treat Barkery. They also have a spa where you can pamper your very lucky pet even more.

7. Jack Marks Reserve, Highgate

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Located in Highgate, Jack Marks Park has a fully fenced run for off-leash fun - though it is only a metre high, so is best suited for smaller dogs who don't like to jump. Featuring a water fountain and dog bowl, a ~doggie doodie dispenser~, and a fully fenced playground for the kids, it's located on the corner of Broome and Wright Streets.

8. Mosman Dog Beach, Fremantle

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The northern end of Leighton Beach is a designated dog exercise area. The shallows are great for dogs that enjoy a swim, and you can wander from here all the way to Fremantle.

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9. Blue Lotus Cafe, Karrinyup

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The Blue Lotus Cafe at Waldecks in Karrinyup welcomes dogs on leads in the outdoor dining section. The cafe offers coffees, light lunches, cakes, breakfast, and desserts.

10. Whitfords Dog Beach, Hillary's

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Located off Whitfords Avenue in Hillary's, this dog beach offers around a kilometre of beach to run your dogs. Great for swimming when the waves aren't too big, this beach is very popular with locals - especially in the summer where there is a visiting coffee van and mobile dog wash in residence.

11. Moore and Moore Cafe, Fremantle

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Dogs are more than welcome to enjoy the sunshine out on the front deck of this heritage listed building. A cafe for fans of locally sourced food, good coffee, and exotic teas, they do a mean all day breakfast and are open seven days, from 7am until 4pm.

12. Burn's Beach Cafe, Iluka

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Burn’s Beach Café has always been a dog-friendly venue, but in 2012, this cafe upped the ante by adding an ala carte dog menu, aptly dubbed "Doggy Num Yums". The best news? All profits from doggy snacks are donated to the local pound.

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13. Peasholm Street Dog Beach, North Floreat Beach

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Similar to the South City Beach, but more popular, this dog beach has clean sands and clear water, with no rocks, making for a safe swimming environment in calm conditions. On the downside, there's no shelter from sun or sea breezes, so bring along your own - or a good hat and sunscreen.

14. Carine Open Space, Perth

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A great place for nature lovers, skateboard enthusiasts, those that prefer their exercise served alfresco, and dog owners. The park is dog-friendly, but it's requested that dogs are kept away from the wetlands - but fear not, there are ample well marked areas to roam free. It's also home to the Northern Suburbs Dog Club.

15. Watermans Beach South, North Beach

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On the smaller side, with rocks and reefs in the water, this is ideal for those that hate a crowded beach. It's OK for swimming when waves aren't breaking, and is fairly sheltered from wind and waves - and if the beach itself doesn't do it for your dog, there's a grassed area above the beach they can run around in.

16. Canning River Cafe, Wilson

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A popular spot for nature lovers and parents, this cafe is well situated with open parklands right on the doorstep - as well as the namesake Canning River. Open seven days per week for breakfast, lunch or late coffee, they sell dog treats so your pooch can dine with you.

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17. Grant Street Beach, Cottesloe

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A great place to take your dog if you're a fan of fishing, this beach might have limited hours in summer - when dogs are not allowed between 10am and 4pm during October and March - but is still worth a visit when open. While you're there, pop into the dog-friendly John Street Cafe.

18. Pickled Fig Cafe, Fremantle

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Located at the entrance to South Beach in Fremantle, this place does a mean vegetarian meal and is very popular with the locals for the laid back vibe, good food, coffee, and waterfront location.

19. The Kiosk, Floreat

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Located right on Floreat Beach, this licensed cafe welcomes dogs on the side deck, and is a good choice for families as it adjoins a playground. Nestled into a cosy corner of the coast, the cafe is sheltered from the prevailing sea breezes, and has an awesome view of the ocean.

20. Minim Cove, Mosman Park

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Minim Cove is a park by the Swan River, perfect for a family outing, with a group of BBQs conveniently nearby. Located near the Mosman Park Tennis Club, the dog exercise area has ample shade, and a mix of sandy and grassed areas for your dog to explore off its lead.

21. The Flying Scotsman, Mt Lawley

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The big pub on the corner of Beaufort and Walcott Streets in Mount Lawley, this iconic spot is a big draw for Sunday booze hounds that like to bring their dog along everywhere they go. While you can only have the pups outdoors, there's a long bank of tables along the footpath for you to enjoy.