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A few dog friendly shopping malls in Bangkok

As a pet owner, don’t you wish you could take those little furry balls of love everywhere?

It’s a shame that shopping malls are off limits for dogs, but safety and hygiene are obvious concerns of those establishments. Thankfully there are some open-air malls in Bangkok that designate some areas just for dogs.

The Garden

5/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, 02-119-7777. Sundays 4pm-10pm.

This isn’t exactly a mall that allows dogs, but rather a space on the rooftop of the glittering shopping complex, Central Embassy. It’s totally dog friendly although only on Sunday afternoons. Doggie water bowls are provided and if you’re feeling thirsty there’s food and drink options for humans too.

K Village

Sukhumvit Soi 26, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-9919. Open daily 10am-10pm.

K Village is an al fresco shopping mall that allows dogs in its premises. You can even find specified areas for dogs to do their toileting business with plastic bags provided. There’s also a dog obedience class held on a weekly basis and it’s free of charge. You’ll find several pet shops here with the cutest clothes and accessories for your furry ones.

Some pet stores will help baby sit your marvelous mutt while you do your shopping and/or dining. Several restaurants on the ground floor also have outdoor seating where you can have your meal with your dog. The weekend market is also a great time to bring your dog around as many other dogs and their owners will be there. It’s a great opportunity to socialize your dog and make new friends.

Central Festival Eastville

69 Pradit Manuthum Road, Lad Phrao, 10230. 02-102-5000. Open daily from 10:30am-10pm.

Located in Lad Phrao, CentralFestival EastVille is home to an outdoor park where dogs can enjoy the fresh air and roam freely. There’s even a playground just for dogs to exercise and explore while having fun.

Inside the mall, doggie trolleys are available if you want to bring your fur kid around to do some shopping. Just keep within the designated dog-friendly areas. If an accident does happen, the mall provides clean up products so please make use of them.

J Avenue

Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55 Soi 15. Open daily from 10:00am-10pm.

Right smack in the middle of the bustling Thonglor street is a dog-friendly outdoor mall called J Avenue. Enjoy some pastries, sandwiches and coffee at Au Bon Pain or ice cream at iberry where your dog can unwind with you in the open-air seats. Greyhound restaurant and café also allows your four-legged friends to share your seat in their al fresco seats.

The Commons

335 (Thonglor 17), 55 Sukhumvit Rd, 89 152 2677. Open daily from 8am-12am.

Another great place to hang out with your pooch and meet other animal lovers is conveniently located in Thonglor 17. There are several dining options at The Commons and some of them have outdoor seating so you can have your meal with your four-legged friend.

Just bear in mind that you can keep your dog with you in the outdoor terrace areas only and you’ll have a great time. Weekends here are especially popular with pets and their owners.