Sunday 25 September 2016

Dog café opens in Dublin to welcome the city’s pooches

Published 23/02/2016 | 12:23

Pupp on Clanbrassil Street
Pupp on Clanbrassil Street
Pupp on Clanbrassil Street is Dublin's first "truly dog focused cafe"

A new café geared towards dog lovers and their companions opened its doors in Dublin last week to a great reception from the city’s pet owners.

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Pupp is the brainchild of Ella Wallace and Paul Froggatt who quit their jobs at Google to set up shop on Clanbrassil Street and they hope the cafe will appeal to hungry pets in Dublin 8.

The new venture has marketed itself as Dublin’s “first truly dog-friendly cafe” and will offer punters, both dog and human, healthy, allergen-free treats in an “urban dining” setting and a brunch menu is said to be in the works.

The new cafe will also play home to a Pupp Store, where dog owners can pick up designer collars, leads and harnesses as well as high-end treats for man’s best friend.

Those unfortunate souls without a dog of their own can look forward to meeting terrier Toby, who is said to be the brains behind the operation. The dog, owned by Ella and Paul, has helped them refine their doggy menu.

The addition of a dog cafe has been welcomed by dog lovers in Dublin following a recent crackdown on animals in pubs by the HSE, which was criticised by publicans in the city.

Pupp on Clanbrassil Street is Dublin's first
Pupp on Clanbrassil Street is Dublin's first "truly dog focused cafe"

Rory O'Neill, the owner of Pantibar, said "Dogs in pubs are not a threat to health. And if a customer doesn't want to be in a pub with a dog, there are plenty of other pubs to chose from. Allow businesses to make up their own minds whether they want to be dog friendly or not."

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