Things To Do

7 Adorable Dog Dates For You And Your Pup On The Gold Coast

By Kristy Lastelle
12th Aug 2018

Forget about your partner or best friend…We bring you activities you and your real soulmate can do. You know, the ones with four legs. From pooch-friendly cafes to doggy yoga, we’ve got your weekend sorted.

Beach With Bae

If your dog had Tinder and its bio said ‘I like long walks on the beach’, then we’ve got you covered. Tallebudgera Dog Beach is the Gold Coast’s best kept secret. Enjoy the most scenic walk with your furry friend, admiring the natural beauty of the Burleigh Heads National Park. Want to take it up a notch? Pack a pup-approved picnic for the two of you. Our other top pick is the dog beach at The Spit. Your doggo can run in slow motion down the beach, Baywatch-style.

Caffeine With Yo' Canine

All great things in life begin with C: caffeine, canines and carbs. The latter has nothing to do with this post but we can help you out with dog-friendly cafes. Since it’s 2018, we’re proud to say that most breakfast spots on the Gold Coast cater for your pup too. Your four-legged friend is guaranteed a pat at Canteen Coffee in Burleigh and Nectar in North Burleigh. While Blackboard Coffee and Paddock Bakery always provide bowls of water. Looking for more ideas? Check out 10 of the Coast’s best dog-friendly cafes.

Do Some Doggy Yoga

Forget about your Sunday hangover with a spot of doggy yoga. Hot Tropical Yoga has been putting the dog in downward dog for more than six years. What a time to be alive! The classes run monthly during the cooler months but also offer private events. Contact them via their website or Facebook to book a spot.

Grab A Pup-Friendly Ice Cream

Located in Southport, Parc-Bah Espresso is dog heaven. With a specially designed menu for pups, man’s best friend can choose from biscuits, tea and even ice cream! Choose from creamy flavours including Peanut Butter & Bacon, Salmon and Strawberry. Once your pooch is done, head across the road to the Ron Short Park to burn off those calories.

Get One With Nature

We’re giving you permission to whisper the W word. W-A-L-K. The Gold Coast has plenty of wide open spaces for your dog to live its best life. Robina Parkway Dog Park is a must visit. This fully fenced dog park has agility hurdles so your bestie can run, jump and even crawl through a tunnel. If you’re after a more picturesque park for your dog to explore, head to Pizzey Park. Take advantage of the enclosed agility area or meander through the pine trees with your furry love.

Pamper Your Pooch 

Feeling a bit Pawsh? Book your dog into Pawsh Pet Spa for a pamper sesh. It’s the only organic and natural pet spa on the Gold Coast. From dog grooming to colouring, let your pooch unwind in style. The best part? It’s strictly cage free.

Take Your Dog To A Wedding

Stop. Everything. You can now take your fur baby to weddings! Pet Wedding Chauffeur understands that your pup is a part of the family. Your pooch will look the part with the choice of handmade flower crowns, bow ties and signs. They’ll chauffeur your pup to the event, help your pup pose for the camera and then take them home and tuck them into bed. 

After more things to do with your pooch? Check out these totally gorgeous picnic spots on the Coast.

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