Last summer, Prague was named the 4th most Dog-Friendly city in the World. For locals, this comes as no surprise: in 2019 it was reported that over 40% of households in the Czech Republic included a dog.
Czechs simply love dogs, and this translates into the culture.
Dogs are allowed almost anywhere in Prague, including the Prague Zoo, and where they are not welcome (mostly Supermarkets and mini Markets), it is clearly indicated and a space is arranged for the dogs to wait for their owners. At bars and restaurants, it is common for patrons to have a furry friend under their table and for waiters to bring out water bowls for them unprompted (and often even before the customer’s order makes it to the table).
Dogs are also allowed on almost all means of transport with a muzzle, leash and a special ticket, however on some occasions it can even be for free. Visit the public transport in Prague website to learn more about the rules and restrictions of travelling with animals.