2023-08-14 Back to list

Pet-friendly Kaunas (Tips for Furry Travellers)

From treating yourselves in cafes to boat rides, our city offers plenty of pet-friendly places and things to do.

Holidays with your best friend are the best holidays! If your bestie happens to be four-legged, be sure both of you will spend the best of time in Kaunas. From treating yourselves in cafes to boat rides, our city offers plenty of pet-friendly places and things to do.

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Photo by B. Buzaitė


The easiest way to bring your pet to Kaunas (if you aren’t travelling by car) is by train. LTG LINK offers a friendly-priced pet ticket (click here for details); you can get your dog a fresh water bowl in the pet-friendly railway station upon arrival.

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Photo by LTG LINK


The Kaunas bus station is pet-friendly, but you need a cage to travel with Kautra buses. Travelling by plane is an option, but the prices and conditions vary depending on the airline. Kaunas Airport is pet-friendly.

Public transport isn’t officially pet-friendly in Kaunas. Some taxis are, but it’s usually a personal choice, and we suggest you ask beforehand. The taxi driver may apply a small extra fee. When using the Bolt app, you can select the pet-friendly drive option.

For official requirements for pets crossing the Lithuanian border, click here.

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There’s a wide choice of pet-friendly hotels and private accommodation options – this information is always stated in the description of the hotel website, booking.com or airbnb.com. Some places ask to pay extra, and the fee can depend on the size of your pet. Check out BringFido for an extensive list of pet-friendly lodging options in Kaunas.


Four-legged culture


There is plenty to do in Kaunas for cultured four-leggeds. The Kaunas Photography Gallery, the gallery “Meno Parkas”, and “Kita galerija”, which only opened this summer in the National Kaunas Drama Theatre courtyard, are all pet-friendly. The latter’s owner has two puppies, who often greet visitors to the exhibitions! You will also meet them in the cultural bar “Godo”, founded by the same Kaunas residents as “Kita galerija”. And if you must combine your leisure time with some work, you and your dog can visit the Kaunas Artists’ House, which is not only full of cultural activities but also has a reading room where it’s super convenient to work (and, for your dog, to chill).

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Kaunas Artists' House. Photo by V. Paplauskas


You can also visit the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum and its branches with your pets. After all, dogs were permanent residents of Juozas Grušas’ house (you can see their photographs when you visit the playwright’s villa), and Kaukas the dachshund, together with his owner, priest and writer Vaižgantas, is even immortalised in a sculpture in front of the latter’s apartment-museum.

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Grušsas and his furry pal. Photo by Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum

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Kaukas and Vaižgantas. Photo by Kaunas CIty Municipality

Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library and all its departments scattered in the districts are pet-friendly. Once a year, on 20 March, the International Day of Happiness, puppies are given special attention in the central department. And sometimes they even work here - the library organises canine therapy sessions where specially trained dogs help kids read.

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Photo by Vincas Kudirka Library

Open-air happiness

Kaunas is a city of parks, which means there are at least a dozen places to visit with your four-legged friend. Don’t forget your leash and plastic bags and of course treats. Many of the parks have dog playgrounds where you can exercise or socialise.

For beach lovers, there’s the pet-friendly Kaunas Lagoon 2nd Beach. If sunbathing isn’t enough, you can go on an adventure with the PartyCruiser - their boats are also pet-friendly! Satta and Andy heartily recommend a sunset cruise.

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Photo by B. Buzaitė

You can take your puppy to the wakeboard parks Dock7 in Kulautuva or Water in Mars near Babtai.

Eats and treats

Although a large number of Kaunas bars and cafes, especially those with terraces, welcome four-legged guests (and are happy to serve them a bowl of water - though it’s always more fun to ask if everyone is welcome first, rather than to rush to get a table), there’s one place that can safely be dubbed as the most dog-friendly. It’s the bar “BO” on Gedimino Street. There’s even a special pet menu for furry guests, including dog beer, special fries, fri or lamb with vegetables. If the weather is unfriendly for walks, you can find the pet menu on the bar’s Wolt food delivery app account.


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Photos by BO

You won’t be without coffee when you go out on the town with your pet. Coffee Lab, New York Café, Bundu, Chaika, as well as Vero Cafe, and Caffeine chains are all pet-friendly. Kira, a beautiful Chow Chow who lives in the centre of Kaunas, reveals that she enjoys going to the Caffeine café near the Soboras the most - where the baristas serve her a cup of puppuccino! If your dog is a technology lover, try the brand new RetroBYTES café-computer museum.

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Photo by S. Žardalevičiūtė

If you just want to get a snack or a drink or maybe shop for tomorrow’s breakfast, there’s no need to tie your dog to the shop. The Express Market chain has stores in many Kaunas districts and invites you to bring your four-legged friend inside. Depo, a large store where you can get everything you need for your home, also welcomes dogs.

If your pet is sick during the holidays, there’s a 24-hour veterinary clinic Gintariukas in Raudondvario pl.164. For more clinics and less urgent cases, click here. 



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