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Welcome to Dog Friendly Perthshire

Dog Friendly Perthshire is the dog owners guide to the numerous dog friendly places to eat, stay and things to do in Perth and the surrounding area of Perthshire.

Perthshire really is THE dog friendly capital of Scotland.

Perthshire, our beautiful part of Scotland, has long been famous for its breath-taking scenery. With acres of fantastic forests, gorgeous glens, magnificent mountains and rushing rivers it’s the perfect destination for you and your four-legged best friend to explore together.

Scotland is also known for its warm welcome, and on the following pages you’ll find a list of businesses who passionately believe that when you are ready for a bite to eat, a wander round the shops, or a place to rest your head at the end of your day – your dog shouldn’t be left out in the cold.

Once the ancient capital of Scotland, Perthshire is determined to reclaim its crown – as the Dog Friendly Capital of Scotland.

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Atholl Arms Hotel

The Atholl Arms Hotel is a perfect balance between contemporary and rustic, your dog will thank you for the endless walks along the River Tay and  doggie treats are waiting on their arrival. You can go light on the pet packing as eating and drinking bowls, a blanket and even waste bags are provided by…

The Lite Bite

The Lite Bite is a small cafe & take away located in Skinnergate, we have 5 tables inside and 2 tables outside. We make freshly prepared soups daily even in the summer.  Our baked potatoes are done in the oven and are served with a variety of hot and cold fillings. We have sandwiches, wraps,…

K9 Steps

About Us Established in 2008, K9 Steps is one of Perth’s original, fully licensed, dog walking and pet taxi services.  Owned by Ted Clubley, K9 Steps consists of a small team of friendly, fully insured dog walkers who all love spending time making sure your furry friends are well cared for.  We cater for all…

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Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld

The Atholl Arms Hotel is located in the picturesque Perthshire village of Dunkeld. The historic hotel is situated at the head of Dunkelds Thomas Telford Bridge where the famous mighty River Tay flows. It is certainly a contender for the most dog friendly hotel in all of Scotland! Dunkeld is our favourite place to visit…

Dogs Welcome…

I was quite surprised and saddened recently to be told after a Perthshire business announced they were going to do a trial run of allowing dogs on their premises they received quite a bit of negative feedback. Comments made were the dogs would be smelly, make a mess of the premises and just be a…

Faskally Wood, Pitlochry

Today me, Baxter and Laurie had a fantastic day enjoying the sunshine around Pitlochry! We had a lovely walk round by Faskally Woods which is just a few minutes drive out of Pitlochry. There are lots of different paths to take that which will you round Loch Dunmore or down to the banks of the…

Quarrymill Woodland Park

Yesterday we went on a lovely walk around Quarrymill Woodland Park! It’s only a few minutes out of Perth and there is lots to explore with your dogs! There are also benches dotted around if you wanted to take a picnic with you and lots of places for your doggy to have a paddle, if…

The Hideaway, Bamff Estate

The Hideaway is a hidden gem, located on the beautiful Bamff Estate in Perthshire, not far from Alyth. A unique place to stay with your dog quite like no other Baxter and I have ever come across before! As the name suggests, The Hideaway is slightly off the beaten track only accessible by foot, surrounded…

Saorsa Holiday Cottage and Kenmore

It’s been a week since our stay at Saorsa Holiday Cottage in Kenmore and I think it’s fair to say we are all missing it! Located a short walk from the banks of Loch Tay and Kenmore, it’s ideal for a dog friendly holiday. Surrounded by beautiful walks and not far from dog friendly restaurants, cafes…

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Baxter has had another busy day!

This afternoon we visited a favourite of ours, The Atholl Arms Hotel in Dunkeld who have just won the Best Pet Friendly Hotel at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

Since Zsolt took over The Atholl Arms last year he has put a lot of his time and love into the hotel to make it the best it can be for owners and their dogs. They are currently doing up the bedrooms which we got a nosey at (they are gorgeous!) and the lounge has had a makeover too which is my favourite part as it’s a really place to relax with a cuppa with your dog in front of the fire.

As well as winning Best Pet Friendly Hotel, they also won Best Bar Dining! We had a lovely lunch of sandwiches followed by sticky toffee pudding. Baxter was given a cosy mat to lay on and fresh water and biscuits. It was easy to see why The Atholl Arms won both awards!

While we were at the hotel we also met Craig Cantwell Photography and his assistant Tess. Craig was photographing the newly renovated bedrooms and lounge so keep an eye out for his pics as Baxter was doing some modelling to promote the dog friendly side!

Definitely add The Atholl Arms Hotel as a place you must visit with your dog, whether you are looking for a dog friendly getaway, bar or restaurant it has it all!

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