Pet & Country Dog Friendly Café and Pet Shop

I’m so excited to finally share this with you guys! This past weekend we went to stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast in Portrush (blog post coming soon!) and we decided to stop along the way at the dog friendly cafe Pet & Country in Ballymoney for some lunch.

Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
Love the funky pink sheep!

The sign outside was a perfect description of their hospitality, they really did make us feel welcome even with Bonnie being her boisterous self.

Bonnie the Border Collie practising her focus training at Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
Practising some focus

We went in through their shop first of all to have a look about. They had a big selection of products not just for dogs but for cats, small animals and horse riding. They had some lovely products and brands that we hadn’t seen before and I was really tempted by a gorgeous pink leather collar, maybe it’ll be a Christmas present 🙂

Bonnie the Border Collie smiling at the Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
Hehe I got cuddles from the staff

In the end we only ended up buying a big bag of hay for our degus but I will definitely be buying more when we come back as they had some lovely unique items I haven’t seen in any other pet shops.

Bonnie the Border Collie looking up to get some food at Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
It’s more comfortable than it looks…

After purchasing the hay we went into the café which is attached onto the side of the shop. There was quite a selection of both hot and cold food and drinks which was nice as you could get a light lunch or something more filling. I ordered a sausage roll and my fiancé decided to get a barbecue chicken and bacon toastie. They were both lovely and were garnished with some tortilla chips on the side.

Bonnie the Border Collie posing for the camera at Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
She loves posing when food is involved

My favourite part of lunch was definitely the hot chocolates. They had a selection of white, plain or dark chocolate flavours which I had never heard of before. They also had lots of different flavour syrups to add so I had a plain with hazelnut flavour and my fiancé had a white with caramel flavour. They were absolutely delicious and would be perfect on a cold winters day to warm you up.

White hot chocolate with caramel syrup flavouring and plain hot chocolate with hazelnut syrup flavouring at Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
Best hot chocolates I’ve had in a long time!

They truly are dog friendly and you could tell the staff loved dogs and didn’t just tolerate them. They were so patient with Bonnie wanting cuddles, filled up a bowl of water straight away for her and even gave her a complimentary bag of treats!

Bonnie the Border Collie settling beside her water bowl at Pet and Country pet shop and dog friendly café in Ballymoney
Think Bonnie likes her pretty bowl

I cannot wait to get another chance to go back to browse some more in the shop, try out the different hot chocolate flavour combinations and get more practise with Bonnie settling and being calm in new places.

Bonnie the Border Collie relaxing in her Savic Crate in the car
Where to next?

Stayed tuned for part two of our trip away where I’ll be posting about the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast 😀


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