Footscray has evolved as a dog lovers paradise, with more and more pet-friendly events and attractions popping up.
Read our guide of the top dog-friendly parks, services and events taking place in your very own backyard!
Puppy Pub Crawl: Take your pooch out for a unique Saturday afternoon pub crawl and meet other dog-loving locals. The crawl takes in Footscray’s best dog-friendly venues, so you can enjoy great food and delicious cocktails while pup feasts on some special doggie treats. Open to all dog lovers and dog owners, it’s bound to be a lively, fun afternoon.
Footscray Milking Station: Just a short stroll from Footscray Station is a trendy café with plenty of outdoor shaded space for you and your four-legged friend. This dog-loving venue offers tasty brunch and lunch options seven days a week.
Footscray Park: Spread across 37 acres, Footscray Park boasts spacious manicured lawns, picnic areas and a generous off-leash area. The dog park is located on the western side of the Thomson Water Garden. It is a popular spot for Footscray residents who can socialise with other dog lovers while your fury friend plays. Dogs must be on-lead within five metres of the trail along the Maribyrnong River.
Manners for Paws: Want your pup to have the best manners? Manners for Paws Training comes to you to create harmony in the home for you and your four-legged mate. The home-based service helps humans and the paws of the family learn to communicate more effectively with one another.
Hop Nation Brewery: Every man and his dog are welcome at Footscray’s iconic brewery, Hop Nation, owned by good friends and former winemakers, Sam Harbour and Duncan Gibson. Nowhere within the brewery is off limits to your pup, but they must always remain on the leash.
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