Lifestyle

Pets are welcome too!

Typical Hong Kong properties are known for their compacted sizes and maximized useable footages. In most cases, Hong Kong homes cannot provide the ideal space for our dogs to roam freely, especially large breed dogs. Yet, it is safe to say that most Hong Kong dog owners take great care of their furry friends. Many dog owners treat their dogs as family members, rather than pets; most of them make time to take their pets outside of the compacted homes on weekends.

Did you know? Our city is becoming more and more pet friendly. In addition to vets and grooming services, there are several large scale businesses and services catering to serve our furry friends. In 2012, Sun Hung Kai Properties has opened the first dog-friendly shopping mall in San Po Kong – the Mikiki Mall. Pet-owners can now shop with their fellow “Four-legged shopping buddies” and dine freely without hiding their friends in those overly large gym bags. Its extended service includes the Pet Stroller Service, so shoppers could worry less about tiring out their furry-friends during their “shop-a-thon’.



The Dog Friendly Double Decker
For pets and pet lovers who fancy the outdoor scene, the “Ninety-Nine Bus” will be a great addition on their activity list. The Ninety-Nine Bus is a pet friendly double-decker bus that carries both passengers and their dogs. The trial run was scheduled on October 27 2012, providing a 3-day long trial period. The planned route is to carry its passengers from the TST Pier to the Penfold Park in Shatin, making a few stops in Mongkok, Shatin and Tai Po. Although this is only a trial run, this is already a milestone for a friendlier Hong Kong. More trial runs are in the planning, visit their Facebook Page for the latest information.



If neither shopping nor transportation service interests you, don’t worry, there are more exciting options. If you believe in the Caesar Milan’s saying - “Exercise makes a Balanced Dog”, perhaps some calorie-burning activities could interest you. How about a walking tour? Our pet-loving team has recommended a City Walking Tour, which is an easy route that works great with most dogs. Looking for a less calorie demanding trip, try a nice day out to the Dog Parks operated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

The LCSD operate a total of 25 dog parks in across Hong Kong Here’s a list of the dog parks and their addresses:
HK Island
  • Victoria Peak Garden
    - Opposite at No. 40 Mount Austin Road
  • Central and Western District Promenade
    - Sheung Wan Section, Chung Kong Road, Sheung Wan
  • Tai Hang Drive Sitting-out Area
    - Tai Hang Drive, Wan Chai
  • North Point Promenade
    - East Embankment, North Point Ferry Pier
  • Aberdeen Tennis and Squash Centre
    - 1 Aberdeen Praya Road, Aberdeen
  • Ap Lei Chau Waterfront Promenade
    - Ping Lan Street, Ap Lei Chau
Kowloon
  • Kowloon Tsai Park
    - 13 Inverness Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon.
  • Lai Chi Kok Park Stage I
    - 1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
  • Yau Tsim Mong Pet Garden
    - Ferry Street / Yan Cheung Road, Kowloon
  • Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square
    - Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
New Territories and Outlying Island
  • Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden
    - Cheung Wan Street, Tsing Yi
  • Jockey Club Hing Shing Road Playground
    - Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung
  • Kwai Chung Castle Peak Road Sitting-out Area
    - Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung
  • Tsing Yu Street Garden
    - Tsing Yu Street
  • Tai Wo Hau Road Playground
    - Tai Wo Hau Road Playground, Kwai Chung
  • Sham Tsz Street Playground
    - Sham Tsz Street, Sham Tseng, Tsuen Wan
  • Wo Yi Hop Road Garden
    - Wo Yi Hop Road, Tsuen Wan
  • Tsuen Wan Park
    - 59 Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan
  • Po Wing Road Sitting-out Area
    - Po Wing Road, Sheung Shui
  • Sheung Shui Heung Basketball Court
    - Sheung Shui Heung, N.T.
  • Kwong Fuk Park – Dog Garden
    - Tai Po Kwong Chun Street
  • Hoi Wong Road Garden
    - Hoi Wong Road, Tuen Mun (Next to Tuen Mun Swimming Pool)
  • Town Park North Children's Playground
    - Town Park North Road, Yuen Long (Entrance near Castle Peak Road - Ping Shan)
  • Po Lam Sitting-out Area
    - Po Lam Road North, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
  • Ma On Shan Sai Sha Road Pet Garden
    - At the junction of Sai Sha Road and Hang Fai Street
  • Tung Chung North Park
    - Tung Chung Man Tung Road



Taking walks with your dogs not only provide the exercise it needed, the walking also create an opportunity to bond with your beloved pet. Have a great trip!

*Dog Park addresses extracted from LCSD Website
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/lsb/en/districts.php?ftid=47