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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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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…

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,…

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…

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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…

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…

Birks of Aberfeldy

Another first for us with visiting the Birks of Aberfeldy! It’s a circular walk through Moness Glen with spectacular views down into the gorge of Moness Burn. There are waterfalls throughout the walk along a beautiful woodland trail. There are two ways to start the walk, in the town centre or there is Birks Car…

Puppies & Prosecco

It’s been 3 weeks since the launch of our new website and our launch party Puppies & Prosecco and I still feel like I’m on a high from it all! I honestly never thought when I started the Facebook page that just a bit of fun would grow to have such a huge following and…

Abernethy & Alibob’s

This afternoon we enjoyed the sunshine by taking a walk round Abernethy in Perthshire. We started off at the Tower which is one of only two remaining Irish Celtic style round towers left in Scotland. We then continued up Kirk Wynd which led onto Witches Road which we later learned, according to local legend is…

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…

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Jacqueline Walsh’ve always provided a luxury Welcome Pack for our guests, but had somehow forgotten about our four-legged visitors. This has now all changed.
Each doggy visiting The Nurse's Cottage will be treated to a “Doggy Bag” with a toy and tasty, natural treats from the Comrie Pet Shop.
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Hi guys, I’m finding this a bit of a difficult post to write as I don’t want to come across ungrateful but I feel like I need to get this off my chest.
When I started up Dog Friendly Perthshire it was never with the intention of starting up a business but if you have followed the page for the past few years you will see how much it has grown and how busy it has become. From starting out as a blog of Baxter’s adventures it turned into me researching all the dog friendly places I could find across Perthshire, giving shout outs to dog friendly businesses, answering countless messages daily, organising doggy events etc all of which I never minded doing because I love dogs and the businesses that do too!
Last Autumn it became clear that Dog Friendly Perthshire was no longer a few posts here and there in my spare time, it had turned into a full time job. As I mentioned earlier when the Facebook page first started up it was never with the intention of turning it into a business but last year it got to a serious point which I had to considered the direction Dog Friendly Perthshire was going due to the amount of time, drive and passion I was putting into it.
After thinking over everything (a lot!!) and getting feedback from page followers and dog friendly businesses, April this year our Dog Friendly Perthshire website was officially launched. The money invested has been all my own as I wanted to make this work not just for myself but the whole doggy community of Perthshire and showcase to the rest of Scotland what our fabulous area offers in terms of being dog friendly.
Getting my mind switched into business mode has been difficult. For 4 years I never made a penny and the posts and shout outs for businesses was just me doing my bit to help. With the website being launched though I have had to change that and can’t give out all the freebies of advertising like I was doing before.
On our website we offer 3 levels of advertising which also carry onto our Facebook page/Instagram and events we attend & host. I have set up a very reasonable price for what we offer too and have even offered businesses who are starting up ways of working together as I do still want Dog Friendly Perthshire to be available to all.
As much as I would love too, I just can’t offer what I did in advertising for 4 years for free anymore if I want Dog Friendly Perthshire to continue. I get so many messages asking for free advertising, for me to visit businesses for reviews and much much more. We can take up to a full day at times reviewing a business, doing various posts etc to advertise how they are dog friendly plus then expenses on top that it’s a full days work. I can’t put in that time into work advertising a business and receive nothing back anymore. It’s also unfair to the businesses who have paid for our services for advertising if others are getting it for free.
There is also loads which I do behind the scenes with various meetings about making the area more dog friendly, researching walks, organising events plus spending hours each day helping people organise dog friendly holidays and searching the accommodation listed with us of what’s available and then listing all the other dog friendly businesses nearby which people can then visit too.
I absolutely hate the idea that I may becoming across rude or ungrateful as I’m so thankful to be doing something I love so much and having the support of so many wonderful people and of course dogs too.
Our goal is to put Perthshire on the map as the Dog Friendly capital of Scotland and from the way things are going I’m pretty confident we are leading the way! I just felt that I had to explain why to keep Dog Friendly Perthshire going we took the direction of the Website and advertising and while I’m all for supporting local businesses, I’m now a self employed business woman (that still feels strange to say lol!) so I’ve also got to support myself too ❤️🐶🐾
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Baxter and I were very happy to discover tonight that Eat 2 Go on Princes Street was dog friendly! Food was delicious, couldn’t fault it! Laurie & I both had burgers with sweet potato fries and they were the nicest burgers we have had in a while. Everything was really fresh and bursting with flavour. The staff were really friendly and welcoming too. Baxter will definitely be visiting again soon ❤️🐶🍔 ... See MoreSee Less

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Marta Fischer

Just caught this post on beagle banter! Anyone know if Perth one is dog friendly? ... See MoreSee Less

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Suzanne Littlejohn

We have the absolute pleasure of keeping this little puppy safe and warm until the rightful owner can come and get him. He is very happy with us until you can pick him up. Please call reception in 01738 812 257
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