Can’t part ways with your dog? We bring you a list of pet friendly places in Lima that will allow you to enjoy more time with your best friend.
At first glance, Lima may not seem like the friendliest of cities. Mostly because of the traffic, and the people creating or complaining about the traffic, but we’ll leave that discussion for another time. As a brand-new mother of a 4-year-old mixed breed, mid-size, all around beautiful creature named Cara (Delevigne?), I’ve been surprised to learn that Lima is turning into a friendlier place for all species. Slowly but surely.
My cousin and I adopted Cara about two and a half months ago. She lived on the streets since she was a pup in my uncle’s gated community in Chorrillos. The neighbors referred to her as ‘bonita,’ and would give her food, friendly hellos and goodbyes—but never a home. My uncle couldn’t take her in, or the 9 pups she had about two years ago, because he already has a few pets of his own. His love for her, however, set him on the mission to find her a fitting home.
His intentions were set on the night we were invited to his place for a birthday party. After a few hours, and a few drinks, Cara came up in our chat. He told us her story and, of course, everyone was moved to teary-eyed mush. That’s because she’s been thrown out of two homes yet is still the sweetest, most gentle and loving dog there ever was. The conversation moved to another topic but, without my noticing, my uncle had gone outside to find Cara.
He told me to come out. It was drizzling that Lima drizzle that just sticks on you and makes the night even colder. She was sitting waiting for my uncle to give her more treats, but now it was my turn. I fell in love immediately (obviously) and knew right away that she deserved better. As I said goodbye, I whispered in her ear: “I’m coming back, OK?”
OK, the sob story ends here. It’s been a beautiful 2.5 months of having Cara in my life, though it’s no easy task training a teenage mom.
Where to take your pet in Lima
Thankfully, the Traveling & Living in Peru office is dog (or maybe just Cara) friendly, as are many places around Lima (and not just cafes). More pet friendly places keep popping up every day so this list will be updated frequently.
Have coffee with your dog
- Puku Puku – Calle José Galvez 285, Miraflores. Puku Puku has various locations but Cara loves this one because of the fake grass floor.
- La Verde Bio-Factoria – Calle Gral Recavarren 315, Miraflores.
- Kaldi’s – Calle Gral Recavarren 598, Miraflores. They have a water bowl right at the door.
- D’Sala – Av. Dos de Mayo 1460, San Isidro. Cara walks herself to this location because she knows she’ll get a treat from the friendly staff.
- Coffee Road – Av. Guillermo Prescott 365, San Isidro. This place has a lot of wide open space inside.
- Caleta Dolsa – Av. San Martin 223, Barranco.
- La Bodega Verde – Jiron Mariscal Jose Antonio de Sucre 335A, Barranco.
Eat with your dog
- Gringo Burger – Av. Dos de Mayo 1376, San Isidro. They have a water station inside.
- El Pan de la Chola – Av. Mariscal La Mar 918, Miraflores.
- Nanka – Calle Manuel Bañón 260, San Isidro. Their patio area outside just became pet friendly.
- La 73 – Av. el Sol 175, Barranco. Outside seating.
- Isidro Bistro Limeño – Los pinos 515, San Isidro.
- Panchita – Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Miraflores. The Gaston Acurio restaurant has just recently been certified as pet friendly.
Have a drink with your dog
- Las Vecinas – Jirón Domeyer 219, Barranco
- Molly’s – Calle Berlin 164, Miraflores. Their outside seating area is dog friendly.
- Cerveceria del Valle – Calle 2 de Mayo 508, Miraflores. Their first taproom in Lima is a must visit for all.
Have dessert with your dog
- Blu: Il Gelato del barrio – Calle Miguel Dasso 115-101, San Isidro.
- Beso Frances – Malecón de la Reserva 131, Miraflores.
- Colonia & Co. – Prolongación, Av San Martin 131, Barranco. For great coffee, dessert or a late afternoon meal.
Buy hardware with your dog
- Sodimac – Av. Javier Prado Este 1059, Cercado de Lima. We were pleasantly surprised to find out Sodimac goes above and beyond to make it easy to get a replacement thermal tank (in our case) with your dog.
Grocery shop with your dog
- Punto Organico – Av. Mariscal La Mar 718, Miraflores.
- Your local bodega. Don’t be scared to ask if you can go in, the owners usually say yes!
Buy books with your dog
- Libreria Sur – Av. Pardo y Aliaga 683, San Isidro.
Vacation with your dog
- Aranwa Paracas – Your dog can stay with you for $30 bucks a night.
- Casa Andina – Your dog can stay with you for $63 bucks a night.
Commuting with your dog
- Uber: It’s the company’s policy that you should contact your driver letting them know that you want to ride with your pet before getting in. I do so in Lima and only a couple of times have drivers canceled the ride.
Cover photo: Lugares Pet Friendly Peru Facebook Page
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