Cat Cafes might be all the rage right now, but dog-lovers in Nottingham, England, were recently delighted to find their hometown chosen to host the world’s first dachshund-themed cafe.
This involved taking over a local cafe day, hiring a baker to bring in canine-inspired treats and inviting humans with or without dachunds to stop by. (In a twist, the event was actually hosted by a group called Pug Cafe, which got its start hosting pug-themed parties but has evidently decided to celebrate small breeds of all sorts).
Though the party was obviously great for business, considering that over a hundred humans stopped by and ordered off of the menu, it was also about building community. Dogs were invited to roam off-leash and treated to popsicles (aka little cups filled with a dollop of whip crème) while their humans sipped coffee, nibbled on snacks and mingled with fellow dachshund owners.
Cult following aside, anyone who owns such a dog will agree that this is a very special breed with a fondness for snuggling and cuddling. Earlier this year, we wrote about a dachshund who drags her dog bed to wherever her humans are hanging out. In another heartwarming story, two sweet dachshunds hosted a wedding to commemorate their special bond.
England’s first Dachshund Cafe was such a success that other cities across the UK are vying to host the next one. The next event will be hosted in Glasgow, Scotland, though a date hadn’t been set at time of writing. Keep an eye on Daschund Café’s Facebook page for updates!
J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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