If you are living in Dublin, or are planning to head to Dublin during February, otherwise known as “the month to celebrate love” then there are lots of places to go and fun things to share with your pet …
Unfortunately not all places are Pet Friendly yet, so if you need help taking care of your pets while you are out shopping for that something special to pamper your pet, then let us know.
Pet Sitters Ireland provide Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services across all of the Republic of Ireland for all types of animals. Call us 1800 303010 or 087 9898042 or Contact Us for more information.
Pet Friendly Stores
It is such fun to go shopping with your pet and they LOVE the novelty of it too!
Where better to go than somewhere that the staff welcome you and your pets at the door and give you free treats to take away with you.
You also receive expert advice on everything from nutrition to toys to outfits or anything else you may need some helpful tips on…
Location: Nutgrove Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Venue: Maxi Zoo
Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 16.
Location: Carrickmines, Dublin 18.
Places to Walk
There are truly beautiful locations to visit from the Dublin mountains to a vast selection of parks…some now have their own dedicated dog park where your four-legged pal can have a run and play with his canine friends!
Venue: Cabinteely Park (including DOG PARK).
Location: Cabinteely, Dublin 18.
Venue: Deer Park (including DOG PARK).
Location: Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, South County Dublin.
Venue: Marlay Park (including DOG PARK).
Location: Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Venue: Massy’s Wood
Location: Kilakee, Dublin 16.
Places to Eat
Dog friendly venues are slowly starting to open and one of our favourites here at Pet Sitters Ireland is located in the Dublin Mountains with incredible views and amazing staff …
What better way to treat you AND YOUR PET during Valentines month…Enjoy!
This is our 5star review from our 1st visit last Summer and it just keeps getting better 😊
LOCATION: THE GAP KITCHEN in Glencullen.
It is easily accessible even though it is up the mountains (coming from Rathfarnham you can drive up the Edmonstown Road or from further afield you can use the M50 and it is only a short distance from the Kilternan / Cabinteely exit 15).
DOG FRIENDLY: 5 Star!
What a lovely thing to see as you approach a food premises … A sign outside saying, “Dog Friendly”.
Unfortunately, in Ireland this is the first time I have seen a sign like it … we are still quite reluctant as a country to welcome dogs into the routine of our daily lives … Despite the fact that 40% of households in Ireland have at least one dog, the majority of businesses are not realising the potential of opening their doors to our canine pals yet.
So, a little nervously I walked inside with Marley (our dog researcher for the day) and asked if we would be allowed to have him sit with us inside while we were eating our lunch… the reply was “Of course!”
They then started to explain to us that it was Dog Friendly Day 😊 welcomed us in to sit wherever suited us inside and showed us where the dog water bowls were and the walking trail… which we decided to try out before lunch…
LOCATION / SCENERY: 5 Star!
What a scenic location…the walking trail starts beside the cafe and is part of the Dublin Mountains way. We went for the short route on the day, but we are planning to try out the longer one on our next visit.
You can see all of Dublin from this vantage point and the views are spectacular!
What was also impressive was the presence of bins with poo bags provided on a roll beside them (a refreshing change to the usual searching for a bin to dispose of the bag).
STAFF: 5 Star!
The warm welcome when you arrive (which is absolutely inclusive of your canine pal) created a lovely atmosphere where we were able to relax inside with our dog and not feel at any stage like we were in the way.
As this was our first trip, we had some questions and all of the staff were helpful and informative.
Marley got lots of attention and cuddles which he loved and made some canine friends too whilst his human family were busy chatting.
FOOD: 5 Star!
Food is sourced locally and is absolutely delicious…you can check out their menu on their website thegapkitchen.com
They specialise in Fresh Tasty Treats, Fresh Barista Coffee and their LEGENDARY BURGERS!
Marley our canine companion was very impressed with their chicken 😊
So, it is a definite 5 Star Paws Up from Marley and we will definitely be back for a visit soon!
The Gap Kitchen Café is located within the Glencullen Adventure Park (The GAP), which is home to Irish Mountain biking, a waypoint for road cyclists and a base for strollers, hikers, and walkers.