What would you do with your pets if you plan to do some shopping or dine out? Leave them at home?
Shanghai has many pet-friendly restaurants and parks. Even malls are welcoming pets.
It's better to prepare pet-related items before visiting the venues, such as pet strollers, cages, leashes, and appropriate cleaning material.
Use a muzzle to keep your pet dog from barking.
Attach a tag to the pet with your contact information in case it gets lost.
There are a few malls selling pet-related products, but there is no guarantee that they will be available all the time.
Here are some of the city's pet-friendly malls.
Bund Finance Center BFC外滩金融中心
Pet owners must use pet strollers, cages or backpacks. Keep the pet on a leash and muzzle outside, and attach a name tag with the owner's contact information.
Large dogs, such as Golden Retriever and Samoyed, are not allowed inside the mall.
Over 30 restaurants and 90 retailers are pet-friendly. They can be identified by a logo depicting two dogs with a red heart. Some restaurants allow pets to enter the venue in cages or strollers, while others only allow people to dine outside with their pets. BFC also hosts pet adoption events and pet-themed activities.
Pet strollers are available in South District L1 and B2
Address: 600 Zhongshan Road E2, Huangpu District
AI PLAZA 西岸凤巢
Dogs with a shoulder height of more than 60 centimeters and weighing more than 30 kilograms are not allowed inside. Inside, the pets must be carried or put in a stroller or backpack.
The mall has a number of pet-related businesses that offer a one-stop shopping experience. Most restaurants allow pets inside, though rules differ.
There is a free pet park on the third floor where pets can play. There is a pet rest area as well as a trash can. It also has pet water dispensers of different heights.
Rent a pet stroller on L1. Free with a 500-yuan deposit. Reservation is needed on the mall's official WeChat account.
Leash or rent on L1. Free with a 100-yuan deposit; reservations are needed on the official WeChat account.
Address: 683 Yunjin Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai Nanxiang Incity Mega 上海南翔印象城MEGA
Pets must be in a stroller or a bag inside the shopping center. There is a free open-air pet park on the sixth floor that can be accessed through the pet-only elevators S15 and S16.
Rent a pet stroller on L1. Free with an 800-yuan deposit. Reservations are necessary.
Leashes can be rented for free with a 50-yuan deposit on L1/L3. Reservations are necessary.
Address: 2299 Chenxiang Road, Jiading District
Shanghai Suhe MixC World 上海苏河湾万象天地
There are large areas in the mall's outdoor sections for pets to walk and play, but make sure to keep them on leashes.
Carry them or use a stroller indoors. Pets are not allowed in indoor restaurants. There are a few eateries outside that allow pets. There are pet stores on LG2.
Rent a pet stroller in East District on LG2, free with a 500-yuan deposit. Reservations needed.
Rent a pet backpack, muzzle, leash, etc. Please check their official WeChat account for more information.
Address: 100 Fujian Road N., Jing'an District
Changning Raffles City 长宁来福士
Pets are not permitted to enter the mall. However, there is a free pet park outside the mall with a variety of facilities such as swings and slides. The pet park has no set time limit.
There are eateries outside where you can dine with your pets. Grab a free pet snack Puppuccino from Starbucks, which is labeled "paw-friendly."
Address: 1139 Changning Road, Changning District
Qibao Vanke Mall 七宝万科广场
This mall only permits small-breed dogs and cats, which must be carried when inside. There are elevators 01 and 02 for pets.
The restroom has pet-cleaning supplies. Shake Shake is a pet-friendly restaurant that serves dog desserts.
Pet stroller for rent at Entrance 3 on the first floor. The first hour is complimentary; no deposit is necessary.
Free disposable pet supplies.
Address: 3366 Caobao Road, Minhang District
The MIXC Shanghai 上海万象城
Paw Paw Park, a dedicated area for pets, is located outside the mall and covers an area of approximately 600 square meters. It is divided into many functional areas, such as camping grounds, swimming areas, hotels and photo studios.
The hours of operation are the same as those of the retail mall.
On Sunday Pet Day, themed pet activities such as pet adoption events and lottery activities are held. This is a good place to walk your dogs. Most outdoor restaurants allow pets.
Address: 1599 Wuzhong Road, Minhang District
Greenland Being Fun 绿地缤纷城
A dog on a leash is allowed outdoor because of its semi-open structure. Many restaurants and beverage stores have outdoor areas where dogs are welcome. Burger King offers free dog food and pet toys but not all restaurants allow pets inside.
Address: 562 Dong'an Road, Xuhui District
Changfeng Joy City 长风大悦城
A Sky Park with great city views, including Changfeng Park, on the fifth floor allows dog entry for free.
Graffiti and sculptures adorn the park. Check with restaurants and shops if pets are allowed inside.
Address: 196 Daduhe Road, Putuo District
Shangbin Life Plaza 上滨生活广场
The plaza has elevators dedicated to pets and also offers pet strollers for rent. Get a free Puppuccino at Starbucks.
There is a free pet park, and pet-friendly events are often held here.
Different restaurants have different policies on pets. Before being allowed inside, the pet owners must show pet registration documents and immunization certificates.
Pet backpack, muzzle, and leash can be rented on L1. Deposit required. Free disposable pet supplies are provided.
Address: 917 Zhoujiazui Road, Hongkou District