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Dog Walking in Croydon
Whether you’re a regular dog walker in Croydon or are new to the area, you should definitely check out Wandle Park. With an ornamental garden, a pond and 21 acres of grassland to explore, there’s plenty to see. Stop off at the cafe and take a perch outside, mention that you are a dog owner when you order to bag yourself some special offers!
South Norwood Lake & Grounds
If you’re looking for a somewhere with a watery view, whilst out walking a dog in Croydon then this is a great place to start. The park covers a whopping 28 and a half acres and is home to a beautiful lake, perfect if your pup likes to swim.
If your pup is a total ball fanatic, the sizeable Lloyd Park lends itself to endless games of fetch. As one of the biggest green areas in the borough and covering 114 acres with a mixture of grassland, wooded areas and trails there is plenty to explore.
If you’re looking to escape the city with your pup then why not head to Happy Valley. Whether you’re borrowing a pup in Croydon or are just looking for a nice country walk, this is a great place for a few games of fetch. You can happily walk for miles here with your four legged friend without seeing another person, just watch out for horses on the riding trails throughout the parkland.
Where to eat in Croydon with your dog
If all that dog walking in Croydon has left you feeling hungry, why not check out a few of the pup friendly places below that got our tails wagging.
The Crown & Sceptre
If you’re looking for traditional English pub grub which welcomes pooches then The Crown & Sceptre is for you. With outside seating and water for pups provided on request, this is a great choice for Sunday lunch.
The Oval Tavern
Doggy friendly and welcoming, the staff here are on hand to dish out belly rubs and ear ruffles to any four legged visits. With a lovely beer garden, barbeque grill in summer months and regular music and events, this pub makes for a great evening with friends both two legged and four legged.
You’ll find water outside for thirsty pups, alongside seating for two legged visitors. A great place to stop for breakfast or a quick coffee and cake whilst out on a dog walk in Croydon.
The Builders Arms
This pub is home to it’s very own resident dog Arnie the Rottweiler. Dogs are welcome inside and out and are treated to ice, to crunch, in warmer months, plus there is a fab menu and pub snacks for humans.
Local vets in Croydon
Companion Care Vets Croydon
Whether you are borrowing a dog in Croydon or are out and about with your own pup, it’s nice to know where your nearest vet is. Located inside Pets At Home and open Monday - Sunday you can call to make an appointment or book online.
Croydon Veterinary Surgery
From vaccinations to consultations and emergency appointments, Croydon Veterinary Surgery has you covered. They also have a handy online symptom guide which can help determine how urgently your pup needs to see a vet.
Pet shops in Croydon
Pets At Home
If you’re a dog sitter in Croydon looking to treat your pup then why not head to Pets At Home. Feel free to browse the toys and treats alongside your four legged friend, water bowls are provided outside for thirsty pups.
Established for over 40 years, Dabners offers a range of doggy products from dental care and grooming accessories to treats and toys. Wagtastic!
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