Many pet owners invest in jackets, coats and boots for their furry friends as winter temperatures can often drop below -10ºC (14ºF) and chemicals or salts are often used to de-ice sidewalks.
Sadly there are no dog parks in the city but there are plenty of dog friendly parks! Be careful and watchful when your fur friend is outside, some people put out poison for stray animals.
There are many students and teachers in town who’d be happy to have some extra income taking care of and walking your pet while you’re out of town. Just ask around in the St. Petersburg EXPATS group.
Profi.ru – is a website (all in Russian) where you can find any kind of specialist or freelancer in the city. This link takes you straight to the page with the dog walkers. There are many admin in this company who speak English and they can help connect you with a dog walker who might also speak English or whatever language.