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Scoop the Poop

It is common practice in many cities around the world, like Szeged (in Hungary) where I am, to have regulations in place that require dog owners to clean up after their pets in public spaces. These regulations aim to maintain cleanliness, hygiene, and a pleasant environment for everyone. 

Not only is super nasty to step into poop, but it also attracts unwanted rodents such as rats and mice because inside the waste there may be bits of food that are a valuable food resource for rodents. Whether or not this is a myth, according to the Centers for Disease Control, pet waste is loaded with bacteria, parasites, and other diseases that can be transmitted to humans. So, ultimately, the rule is either to have a sufficient supply of waste bags in your backpack or for your furry friend to carry it in his/her backpack!

Once used, don’t keep the soiled bag, but immediately dispose of it in the nearest waste bin.

So with all this in mind, I found some pawsome backpacks for our furry friends (in my case they are my children), including the next one I have on order! I quite like the backpack with the little bag sticking out. It makes traveling with my furry angels so much easier!

I close off with essential tips for your next pet-friendly vacation to Hungary, whether you’re planning to bring along your beloved cat or dog. Ensure a memorable and hassle-free trip with practical advice on accommodations, local regulations, and attractions tailored to pet owners.

Suggested Read: Traveling with cats – everything you should know.

Don’t overload your pet. The backpack together with its contents should average between 8% and 10% of their body weight. You can start off with 8% and work your way up to 10% as they get more fit and used to carrying extra weight.

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Pets on Holiday in the European Union (EU)

Scoop the Poop

In Hungary, like the rest of the European Union, it is common practice and considered responsible dog ownership to pick up and properly dispose of dog waste. 

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Hungary welcomes tourists with pets

Scoop the Poop

In Budapest, you’ll even find designated dog waste bins or stations available in public areas where dog owners can discard the waste.

Parks and open spaces

Budapest is home to some seriously pawsome green spaces where your dog can stretch their legs and have a ball. Margaret Island is an absolute gem, offering plenty of open spaces, walking trails, and even a dog-friendly beach where your pup can take a refreshing dip in the water. It’s like a doggy paradise!

City walks

Now, let’s talk about exploring the city. The good news is that you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind when you want to soak in the city’s charm. Many cafes and restaurants in Budapest warmly welcome dogs, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal or a cup of coffee without having to leave your pup at home. It’s a win-win!

Public transport

But wait, there’s more! Budapest’s public transportation system is dog-friendly too. You and your furry friend can hop on trams, buses, and even the metro together. Just make sure your pup is on a leash and well-behaved, and you’re good to go! It’s such a convenient way to explore the city without worrying about leaving your furry companion behind.


And let’s not forget about the dog-friendly events and activities in Budapest. From dog-friendly boat cruises on the Danube River to special doggy events and festivals, there’s always something exciting happening that you and your pup can enjoy together. It’s a great way to meet other dog owners and create unforgettable memories.


Oh, and one more thing: the locals in Budapest are incredibly friendly and welcoming toward dogs. You’ll often find people smiling at your furry friend, and sometimes they might even stop to give them a pat or a treat. It’s heartwarming to see how much they adore our four-legged pals.

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So, if you’re planning a trip to Budapest and you’re worried about leaving your beloved pup behind, worry no more! Budapest is a city that embraces dogs with open arms, offering a plethora of dog-friendly places and experiences. Trust me, exploring Budapest with your furry friend by your side will make your trip even more memorable and tail-waggingly delightful.