Doggo; noun: a domesticated creature that we are DEFINITELY not worthy of. We all love dogs because they give love, make us laugh and can even act as wing mans. Make their day and take them out with you to some of the dog friendly ideas we’ve prepared for you below.


Doggy Do

Canberra Guided Dog Walks

Canberra Dog Walks leads social group walks every weekend for people who enjoy some company without the hassle of mapping out a unique route! All walkers are welcome, with or without dogs, for only $5 per adult. Children and dogs walk free. Find out more here.

Floriade Superhero Dog’s Day Out – Sunday 14 October

Floriade will once again welcome dogs, big and small, to Commonwealth Park to enjoy an abundant array of beautiful bright coloured spring bulbs in the company of thousands of dogs! Sit back and relax at the Pooch Café, dress up and join in on the Superhero Best Dressed competition, grab a photo at the Superhero Photobooth and watch in awe at the many talented dog performances. There’s so much to do – it will be paw-some!

Dating with Dogs – Sunday 14 Oct

What brings people together more than the love of dogs? The Social Dog Company and The Old Canberra Inn are hosting a fun and flirty fundraising event for all dog loving singles. The event is BYOD (bring your own dog) but don’t fear if your sans pupperino, you can still show up and enjoy all the love these babies have to offer. Tickets can be purchased here.

CBR Fair Day Rainbow pet parade – Saturday 3 Nov

Hosted at Gorman Arts Centre, the finest and fluffiest (or not!) of Canberra’s pups will come together to strut their stuff. Does your puppy have the waggiest tail? Or have the most fashionable outfit?

Registration is a gold coin donation and all proceeds will return directly to Northside Community Service to fund the PAWS Program. Register your fur baby before October 26 by emailing here.


Doggy Dine

Yarralumla Gallery and The Oaks Brasserie – Yarralumla

Enjoy informal alfresco dining at the heritage listed Old English Gardens alongside Yarralumla Nursery! Not only are dogs welcomed here, but you can treat your furry mate to one of the specialty canine cuisines on the menu.

The Pedlar – Campbell

Adjacent to an open grassland, The Pedlar is a fantastic doggie hub. The venue is extremely dog-friendly with water bowls outside and big benches to sit with your lapdog. These guys are open every day. Have the best of both worlds by sinking a couple of cold ones plus snuggling up to your doggie at the local.

The Old Canberra Inn – Lyneham

Scoff your face with one of the lunch specials throughout the week alongside man’s best friend. With plenty of outdoor seating to bask in the sun, The Old Canberra Inn is the perfect place to take dog and dine during the warmer weather.