A Cafe For Dogs? You Have To Be Kidding!

By Kavi Dolasia on July 30, 2012

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With a special cable television network, hotels reserved just for them, surfing competitions and even beauty pageants, dogs are almost as pampered as humans. So why not a cafe inside which canines can just chill and hang out? Welcome to South Korea's, Dog Cafe!

Located in the city of Busan, the concept was adopted from the cat cafe phenomenon that has spread across Japan like wildfire. The goal is to get the people of this busy city who work long hours and live in apartments not big enough to accommodate dogs, a chance to bond with man's best friend.

As soon as patrons walk in, dogs of all breeds and sizes jump up and try hustle for their attention. While there are gates to separate the small dogs from the big ones, the boundaries are hardly ever kept and the dogs pretty much roam all around the cafe nuzzling and even jumping into the laps of the people who gives them attention.

However, a price has to be paid for this affection. Every customer who enters is charged 8,000 won ($7.20 USD). But it is totally worth it, since the price includes an unlimited supply of coffee or smoothies, a scrumptious buffet of donuts and cake and most importantly, the opportunity to hang with the dogs as long as they like. The best part is, that all the dogs are rescued or strays which means that without the cafe, they would be homeless - A true win-win for everyone!

Resources: odditycentral.com,koreabridge.net

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  • roohi
    roohiMonday, April 11, 2016 at 6:34 am
    OMG!!!!! SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CHAFriday, February 26, 2016 at 6:44 am
      i wonder if you can also bring your own dogs?
      • CHAFriday, February 26, 2016 at 6:43 am
        I wonder if your aloud to adopt any of the dogs? and what would happen if the café closes what would happen to the dogs? would they go back on the streets? were would they go?
        • CHAFriday, February 26, 2016 at 6:42 am
          Kenton that was funny with dogs and with the cat
          • CHAFriday, February 26, 2016 at 6:38 am
            That was funny with the cat. I wonder if the dogs every chase after the cat?
            • k-jee13Friday, December 11, 2015 at 9:06 am
              thats funny
              • im not telling Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30 am
                cool
                • AkiraThursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:03 am
                  wow
                  • nellyTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:13 am
                    I love dogs i have two puppies and the always sleep with me
                    • saywhat23Monday, April 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm
                      wow

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