Are dogs allowed in Bluewater?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

Pets, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not allowed inside the Bluewater shopping centre. This means that if you have a pet dog, cat, or any other type of animal, you will not be able to bring them into the centre with you. This policy is likely in place to ensure the comfort and safety of all shoppers and to maintain cleanliness within the shopping environment.

However, it’s important to note that pets are permitted in the external spaces of Bluewater. This means that you can bring your pet along with you when visiting the outdoor areas of the centre, such as the walkways and open-air seating areas. It’s great to have the opportunity to enjoy these spaces with your furry friend by your side.

While it may be disappointing that pets are not allowed inside the shopping centre, it’s important to understand the reasoning behind this policy. Some people may have allergies or phobias related to animals, and allowing pets inside could potentially cause discomfort or distress for them. Additionally, pets can sometimes be unpredictable in crowded spaces, and there is a risk of accidents or conflicts between animals. By not allowing pets inside, Bluewater is taking measures to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors.

If you do choose to bring your pet to the external areas of Bluewater, it is crucial to be a responsible pet owner. This means cleaning up after your pet and properly disposing of any pet waste. It’s important to carry poop bags or any necessary cleaning supplies with you to ensure that you can clean up after your pet promptly. By doing so, you are helping to maintain a clean and pleasant environment for everyone.

I understand that for pet owners, it can be disappointing to not be able to bring your furry friend inside the shopping centre. As a dog owner myself, I have experienced situations where I wished I could bring my dog with me to various places, but I also understand the importance of respecting the rules and policies in place. It’s important to remember that not everyone may feel comfortable around pets or may have different reasons for not allowing them in certain areas.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the Bluewater shopping centre, except for assistance dogs. However, pets are permitted in the external spaces, provided that owners responsibly clean up after their pets. It’s important to respect these rules and consider the comfort and safety of all visitors when deciding whether or not to bring your pet to Bluewater.