It’s hard to look for pet-friendly establishments in Manila. I remember having to sit outside in the sweltering heat while having lunch, just because there were no pets allowed inside the fast food restaurant. I also remember having to sneak in and out of my previous residence because pets were not allowed, either.
Merlin with a warning in his eyes: “I want to go out, NOW!”
Are pets that much of a nuisance to other people? Isn’t there a restaurant where pet owners can grab a bite or two, given that their pets are tucked safely in a pet carrier? Or is that too difficult? This seeming lack of restaurants and establishments that tolerate animals frustrates me to no end.
My cat keeps to himself. He likes exploring but stays away from trouble. He likes looking out the balcony of my 26th floor condo unit – and he is afraid of getting near the ledge. Apparently, he’s not stupid, and I would love to be able to walk him around and have lunch in a nice, cozy restaurant with him in tow.
Anyway, here are a few establishments where you can walk around and your furry friend will be more than welcome to join you. Check out these pet-friendly establishments and let me know if you have more to add to this rather short list:
- Eastwood. Some pet owners claim that you can take your pet with you even in air-conditioned restaurants.
- SM Mall of Asia. The outdoor grounds, including the walk and the park near the bay, are all pet friendly. As for the restaurants, I still have to check…
- Tiendesitas. Aside from being pet-friendly, you can actually look for pet carriers here, according to my friend who’s also a dog handler. (Thanks, Jonel, for the info!)
- Market, Market! Located inside Fort Bonifacio in Taguig, I believe this establishment welcomes pets.
If you know of any restaurants or establishments that welcome our four-legged friends, feel free to comment below. I will be updating this blog post and I shall include a more complete list of all pet-friendly restaurants and establishments in Manila for every pet lover’s reference. Thank you in advance!