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Lunch at The Scarborough Hotel

Drive South of Sydney for an hour or so and you’ll reach The Scarborough Hotel. A very special hotel that won’t disappoint.

A little unassuming by the sidewalk. It’s not until you step inside you realise you’re in for quite the treat. The interior is rich! It’s restaurant, come front bar, come art gallery and it works!

Step a little further inside, order a wine, turn around and take in that view!
With the dog? Send the Mister or Mrs inside to order drinks. Head to the door by the right hand side (on the outside of the hotel) and make your way across the lush green grass to the furthest table to the right. Snap that baby up! In a group? Reserve the cabana in the far left hand corner.

You’ll feel completely alone with the view of the ocean and the lush green hills that backdrop this great hotel.

We prefer the above tables for that reason. You can take in the hotel, the hills and the ocean and be far enough from other patrons to feel like you’re enjoying this hotel on your own.

Now you know where to sit, here’s what to order… SEAFOOD! The Scarborough Hotel starts serving lunch from 11am, and has seafood dishes to share or go solo. Lobster, king-prawns and salmon are all there for you to enjoy.

On this particular visit I ordered the mixed seafood plate for $24. Food was great but in hindsight I should’ve splashed out and ordered the lobster. Next time…

Ash and Dexter shared a hamburger. Asher is quite the fussy one, yet he gave it a big thumbs up. Juicy and big was his review. A detailed palate he has not.

Dexter gave us a mighty wag of the tail as he set off on another pat scoring mission. We agreed  the tail wag was as good as a ‘tastes awesome’.

Scarborough Hotel - South Coast - NSW

Besides the food, wine and the view… the vibe here is just right. Relaxed and serene you could easily dine a day away here and leave refreshed.

For the little furry pals it’s perfect. They’re very well looked after by staff. Dogs can stay by your feet or lounge on the grass (whilst respecting other patrons of-course). Dexter took this freedom a little too far and spent an awful lot of time trying to force the other patrons to pat him. He’s quite the little attention seeker.

So next time your down South be sure to drop in to this great hotel. Or make a day trip for lunch and visit the local towns and beaches.

Call The Scarborough Hotel on 02 4267 5444 or visit their website:

Food from The Winery

The Winery

Didn’t know The Winery was pooch friendly? Well.. you’re welcome.

The savvy Sydneysider knows this place on Crown St in Surry Hills well. Think pretty lights, funky decor and a happening crew of patrons.

The food is delish, cocktails are dangerous and they (in my opinion) have the best events in Surry Hills for girly brunches. Check them out for yourself here.

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Bow Tie Collars by Stuff Steph Does

Consider yourself a bit of a D.I.Y maven? Then this post is the perfect little project for you. When dressing your dogue in full garb is not appropriate this small statement piece will suffice.

So here are the tools to make this gorgeous little bow tie from the Stuff Steph Does blog. It’s a great blog! We highly recommend you visit. In fact you can visit the original post here.

First things first, cut out your fabric pieces. These sizes are all guidelines. You can cut pieces bigger and have a bigger bow or a wider collar. It’s up to you!

Check out this size guideline from Buggsy if you get stuck with measurements.

Bow Tie DiY Tutorial
Fold and press the fabric into the thirds so the edges are in the back on all three pieces.
Bow Tie DiY Tutorial

Fold the bow and the “tie” piece in half with the right sides together and sew the edges together.

Trim your threads and flip right side out. A re-press may be in order as well.
Bow Tie DiY Turtorial

Accordion-fold the bow piece and slip it through the tie piece. Boom! Bow tie.

If you just wanted to make the bow tie part, you’re done! Fluff up and straighten out and enjoy that bow tie.

Keep going if you want to make the rest of the collar and see Lucy’s mad modeling skills in her new favorite accessory.

Bow Tie DiY Turtorial

Press the ends under on the collar piece. I also cut the corners off to keep things looking nice and neat.

Sew the Velcro on the wrong side on one end and the right side on the other end.

It’s helpful to finish one end then wrap the piece around your pup’s neck to make sure you get just the right length before finishing the other end.

Make sure to leave room for the Velcro to overlap on itself!

Bow Tie DiY Tutorial
Slide the collar piece through the tie piece and make your dog instantly trendy!

Bow Tie Tutorial

Looks great doesn’t it? What D.I.Y projects do you enjoy? Please share with us in the comments below.

Dexter and I will be sharing some of our own projects with you soon. Stay tuned. X

Manicure female foot next to manicured dog paw in black and white.

#DogManicures are a thing now

Oh yes! You read correctly #DogManicures are actually a thing right now. Every pooch has a beautiful set of nails to beautify.

Sure it seems a little ridunk but if it’s good enough for RiRi’s and Kylie Jenner’s dogue then it’s good enough for Dexter!

Scroll below for some nail art inspo.

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came home to these babes sleeping in my bed

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Bad Girl RiRi aka Rhianna

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Bitch got minx

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Have you tried to paint Fido’s nails? Personally, getting Dexter to comply would be a mission and a half!

We’d love to see your doggy nail art pics. Tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can share them with our community 🙂

Pumpkin Treats for your dog

One of our favourite blogs here at The Dogue List is A Beautiful Mess. We can always find pawsome craft and D.I.Y  projects to fill our lazy Sundays with.

One such post being this dog-tastey recipe for Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats.

You’ll need:

2 cups whole wheat flour (if your dog is wheat sensitive please choose another).

1 cup of oats 1/4 cup of peanut butter

1/3 cup of pumpkin

1 cup of water

In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix until well combined. Press dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Lightly flour your work surface (again, with whole wheat flour) and roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick.

A cookie cutter or the mouth of a small glass will help to cut out the treats

Optional: Apply an egg to wash the tops of the treats. Bake at 250 F for 25-30mins and allow to cool before serving.

Doggy Treats 3
Doggy Treats 2

Doggy Treats

Don’t forget to keep these goodies in zip lock bag. This recipe will make a dozen treats for your dog. If you love this recipe be sure to visit the Beautiful Mess blog and stay tuned to our blog as we bring you some of our own recipes to share and enjoy x

Bondi to Bronte Walk

A challenging walk for both hound and human is always a good thing. Hound gets an active walk and combats boredom and human gets some fresh air whilst doing a little working out. It’s a win. Win!

Sunrise and sunset is my favourite time to do this

For more information on the Bondi to Bronte walk visit the Waverley Council website:

The Bondi to Coogee website is a really good resource too. Check it out here.

For public transport information visit:

Stay tuned for our next post trekking Bronte to Coogee.

Dog Selfie Saturday

The selfie has had a hard time of late. The ‘dogselfie’, however, is going gangbusters!

To celebrate the selfie of a k9 description I have compiled 10 of some of the interwebs best dog-selfies. Some you may know others are relatively unknown… For now.

1. Norm the pug @jermzlee

We have to start with Norm the pug. He claims to have
started this dogselfie craze.




Bahahahhahah Stormtrooper Pug. Cracks me.

                            2. Harlow & Sage/Indiana @harlowandsage

Now these two playful pooches are Hi-LAR-ious. Seriously. They’ll have you in stitches.




3. Mochi@justanotherdogblog

I have to be honest I’m kinda jealous of all the attention pugs get online. I mean what about the Yorkie?

Anywho this pug doesn’t really take ‘selfies’ but cos he lives in my hood I figure I should give the guy a plug. And it helps that his insta profile is comedy gold.

Mochi’s human, dresses him up in well known movie characters. You can even put in a request. It’s genius!




4. @Itsa3dogslife

These guys selfie in threes. Nuff said.


5. American Apparel’s Menswear Dog

Now this world famous hound hasn’t quite yet mastered the art of looking into the camera in photos. He sure does have swagger though.


Here’s a selfie where he gets it right.


6. Eko @markingourterritory

Eko’s human blogs about his misadventures. He has a great blog on how to take a dogselfie. 


7. Ricky @ricky_yorkshire

I love this guy cos he’s my brother from a different mother. #yorkiepower


8. Tuna @tunameltsmyheart

This guy needs no intro. No really he needs no intro. You all should’ve heard of him but if not just look below.


9. Felicia @feliciatpe

This goofy gal made the list cos I got’s a mad ‘pupcrush’ on her. I thinks it’s a her…


Post edit: Turns out he’s a boy… bugger! I think his name is Mack.

10. Me @dexter_thedog_blogs

Here’s me! It’s my ‘just laying here casually’ selfie. What ya think?


Dog leaning on low wall looking out to Sydney Harbour

Glebe Foreshore

The Glebe Foreshore has to be our walk of choice. It’s local, it’s pretty and very (small) dog friendly.

On any given morning or afternoon there are plenty of well trained dogs exploring the parks and foreshore.

The area includes 17 hectares of open grasslands, sports fields, adventure playgrounds, wetlands; where your dog can roam (mostly) leash free.

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Hello there… and welcome! My name is Dexter. Dexter the Dog who blogs.

This is me.

I am a furry Sydneysider who enjoys discovering new parks, doggy snacks and fashion finds and sharing them with my online doggy community.

When I’m not sniffing out the best doggy finds, eats and drinks you can find me blogging here or managing our Social Media pages.

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