: Melbourne's cafe culture caters to pets, too. Johnston Street's Dog House is the city's first dedicated dog café, where your pets can enjoy tasty brisket bones and chicken-flavoured "pup-corn". The menu also includes their signature doughnuts and dogachino. The cafe has a grooming section where your pooch can enjoy a pampering wash, or try on a variety of accessories. The Dog Café in Boronia is also worth checking out, with a sandpit and off-leash area. There's a dog-centered menu containing treats like dog donuts and sparkle bones.
: Explore some of Victoria's finest wineries on a tour aboard Bella, a 45-seater coach specially designed to take your canine on boutique adventures. Organised by Gourmet Pawprints, this tour includes pet massages and 2-course lunch with wine tasting for humans. It doesn't get better than taking in breathtaking outdoor views and sipping a glass of wine with your furry friend. There's also other fun dog-centered tours available.
: There are many state parks in Melbourne that allow dogs to enjoy themselves in off-leash areas. Spreading across 225 hectares, Albert Park in South Melbourne has a huge off-leash dog area between Hockey Drive and Alan Davidson Field. The park also includes an 18-hole golf course and a beautiful lake.
: St Kilda has two off-leash dog beaches between Pier Road and Brooks Jetty. Here, you and your pooch can have lots of fun in the shallow waters throughout the year. Altona Dog Beach makes for a fantastic day outing for you and your pet. This area contains plenty of space to roam, with a designated off-leash area and plenty of water bowls and bins. Other pet-friendly beaches worth visiting in greater Melbourne include Port Melbourne Dog Beach and Mentone Dog Beach.
: Diggiddydoggydaycare in South Melbourne offers grooming and daycare services for your pets. Whether your dog needs a haircut, pedicure, or some loving supervision, you're well-served here. Divine Dog Grooming Salon in Mulgrave is an award-winning pet grooming salon, offering a full range of services like clipping, hair colouring, and tooth cleaning.