While Kuwait doesn’t really have that many pet friendly places like dog parks and such, that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to become a dog owner! Dog owners are perhaps the most challenged when it comes to finding spots where dogs can run wild and enjoy the great outdoors. For dog-owners who live in apartment buildings and don’t have any garden spaces, the challenge becomes even greater.
For that reason, we did some digging and asked our network of dog owners about where they prefer to take their dogs! It is a shame that places like Al-Shaheed Park doesn’t allow pets. However, we believe that with proper awareness and education about pet-care in public spaces, establishments will soon allow pet-owners to bring along their beloved pets. We hope that this small list of tips helps!
- The Beach:
The beach is ALWAYS a great idea! However, pet-owners need to take heed to which public beach to frequent.
Look for emptier, quieter beaches like Anjafa beach, or the small beach next to the Regency Hotel in Al-Bida’a – these are ideal as they are usually well maintained. Watch out for beaches that are often littered with trash. If the beach is full of people, a longer leash might be ideal to avoid altercations with un-friendly beach-goers and other dogs.If you really want your dog to have a better time, set up a play date! Mimi and Monty always have a blast when they’re together:
While summer is upon us (just look outside), a visit to the beach in the late afternoon or early evening is a much better idea! During the winter season, the weather is much more mild, so dog walks along the beach or the corniche boardwalk are never a bad plan!
Rocco here loves going to the beach! Here’s his post-beach-walk pose:
Here’s another picture of Rocco, just because… I mean… Look. At. That. Face.
- The Corniche area by the Scientific Center:
Just to be clear, dogs are NOT allowed on that patch of grass by the Scientific Center. While this is a disappointment, the area all around the museum is dog-friendly and the boardwalk from there, up until Marina Walk or Marina Waves, has plenty of patches of grass that are all public domain. We love taking our dogs here!I mean, look at how happy Tyson is.
- The Pier across from the Seif Strip:
You can’t go wrong here. Grab your favorite breakfast fare (we prefer a batch of foul and falafel sandwiches), your coffee tumbler, and head to that beautiful pier that’s across from the Seif Strip. Somehow, you always see it, but you rarely think to park there.It’s so serene, and your dog will enjoy the walk! Mimi loves it!
- The Dogdom Socialization class at Petzone:
This is perfect for apartment dwellers, or if you are looking to set up potential play dates for your dog. Also, if you’re a newbie to owning a dog, then the classes with canine behaviorist Khalid Q and the incredible Phoebe will teach you life long lessons about dealing with your dog. The Dogdom socialization class takes place each Monday & Wednesday between 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Learn more about Dogdom and Petzone by following them on Instagram @DogdomKuwait and @Petzone1.
- K-Path’s ‘Bark in the Park’:
Following the tremendous success of K-PATH’S previous editions of ‘Bark in the Park’, they even created the awesome dog-centric event – Bark in the Park Carnival. We personally love all of their ‘Bark in the Park’ events. This unique fundraising event is a great fun day out for dogs and their human families to spend quality time together. If you missed the ‘Bark in the Park’ event, you can still opt for the Ahmadi South Public Park for outdoor excursions! Follow their latest updates on Instagram @KsPathq8.
Are you a dog-owner? Do you know of more hidden gems that are perfect for our four-legged buddies? Let us know by contacting us at [email protected], and we will be sure to share your tips with our readers!