Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Pet Shop: Daegu's one-stop shop for dogs, cats, and more

Dog ownership in Korea is becoming more popular, yet there are still relatively few off-leash dog parks in Korea's major cities. "The Pet Shop" in Daegu's Bangogae area is a bright spot in the growing pet care market; it offers many great amenities, including an off-leash dog park, an air-conditioned indoor play area, an extensive shop, a cafe, and a groomer.

The Pet Shop is not just for dogs; they sell many products for cats and small mammals, too.  Some of the products on offer are beds, cages, and crates of all sizes; high-quality food and treats; clothing; toys and cat trees; grooming supplies; leashes for cats and dogs of all sizes; and strollers. One of the best features of the place is that at this writing, it does not sell pets; thus, it's not supporting puppy mills.
The outdoor play area is large and secure, with some grassy areas, a pool, shaded areas for resting, and plenty of free water on tap for thirsty pooches. A purchase in the shop or at the cafe will grant free entry into the play area for as long as you wish.  An air-conditioned indoor area has large windows facing the outdoor playground, and seating for those who want to cool their heels with a beverage and watch the dogs play. Beverage choices at the cafe are non-alcoholic, and include hot and iced coffees, teas, ades, smoothies, and sweet snacks that range in price from 2.000-7.000 KW.
Finding The Pet Shop is easy.  From the subway, take Line 2 (Green line) to Bangogae Station.  Go out Exit 3, and walk to the intersection (Keunjanggil and Dalgubeoldaero).  Cross the street, turn right, and walk down Keunjanggil for about 5-6 minutes.  Make a soft left when you reach the next busy intersection (Myeongseoro/Naedang Intersection).  The Pet Shop will be on your left.  There is limited fee parking out front.
The Pet Shop's Facebook page has a link to a map as well as some photos of customers' pets at the facility. You can access the page HERE . Let us know if you visit, and what you think of The Pet Shop! We'd love to see photos and hear about your experience.

The Pet Shop
Address: 대구 중구 명덕로 37
Tel:  070-4348-1190 


  1. The address isn't showing up on the map posted. The directions and photo is perfect, but the written address bring up something else. I wasn't for sure if you've double checked it since posting it, but don't want other readers going somewhere else. This is a great article and I'm thankful for it! We'll be going here this weekend!

    1. Oh thanks, Charlotte! Now we changed it to the right one. :) Hope you have a great time there with your dog!

  2. Looking your pic very nice thanks for sharing!Grooming pet supplies

  3. do you know were i can get a basic snake i need one?

  4. Do you know if this place is still open? I'm planning a trip to daegu with my two dogs and would like to visit here :)

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  6. Hey very good information there..
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