Dogs are truly man’s best friend. Where else can you find a pet that’s as unnervingly loyal? However, if you aren’t lucky enough to own one of your own, you can still get your fill of cuteness — right here at these dog cafés in Bangkok!
Take your pick and get ready to squeal with joy.
Big Dog Café
As the name suggests, the dogs at the Big Dog Café are of the bigger variety. And boy, are they huge! Cuddle up with Alaskan Malamutes that, when standing, tower over the average human; Old English Sheepdogs with strings of hair in their eyes; gentle Central Asian Shepherds; eager Airedale Terriers; impossibly furry Chow Chows and more. The dogs are released in batches and are all incredibly friendly — they’ll run right up to you for a pat, sniff, or cuddle.
You might also chance upon some rare breeds, such as a Russian Wolfhound, an Afghan Hound, and a Komondor. Other smaller breeds are also present at the café, such as Pomeranians, Corgis, and Westie Terriers.
Make your reservations via their Facebook page for the timings of 9.30-11.30am, 12-2pm, 2.30-4.30pm, 5-7pm, or 7.30-9.30pm. The entrance fee of THB199 (~SGD8.70) includes a welcome drink.
Address: 88 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand
Corgi in the Garden
If, however, your affections tend towards dogs of a smaller variety, the Corgi in the Garden café might be just the place for you. Surround yourself with 12 little bundles of fur that go by the adorable names of Porkchop, Salmon, Babycorn, Buttercup, and more! Watch as they bound up to you with goofy smiles on their faces, or bribe them for a selfie with treats that you can purchase from the café.
So how did this corgi café come about? The owner used to own two corgis, who then gave birth to a litter of three puppies. Little did she know that one of her dogs would then go on to have a surprise litter of seven puppies, bringing the total to a whopping 12 corgis altogether! The owner wanted to keep all the dogs and hence decided to open Corgi in the Garden, where her beloved corgis can continue to bring joy to all who visit.
The entrance fee of THB250 (~SGD11) includes a drink; top up an additional THB100 (~SGD4) for a piece of cake as well. Make your reservations via their Facebook page for 1-hour slots at 10.30am (weekends only), 12.30pm, 2.30pm, and 4.30pm.
Address: 338/1 Kallapaphreuk Road Bang Wa, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160, Thailand
True Love at Neverland
Huskies have a piercing blue gaze that can stop anyone in their tracks. Get up close and personal with these majestic creatures at True Love at Neverland, a café that’s home to over 25 huskies! The huskies are separated into three different pens — they belong to separate ‘clans’, so we were told — and visitors are free to rotate between the pens. The huskies are surprisingly endearing, with many willing to rub up close against your shoulders or plop down in front of you for a belly rub.
The true highlight is at the end of the session, where you’ll get to watch the huskies being summoned for their meal. Besides the huskies, you’ll also get to play with a Japanese Akita, a Shih Tzu, and 2 Australian Shepherds.
Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, The ticket counter opens at 11.30am daily, for 2 sessions a day. The first starts at 12pm, with playtime from 1-2pm; the second starts at 3pm, with playtime from 4-5pm. The ticket costs THB500 (~SGD22), inclusive of a drink and choice of food or ice cream cake.
Address: 153 Soi Ari Samphan 2, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Alternatively, if you prefer to just be surrounded by dogs, dogs and more dogs — no matter the breed! — you can also head to the Dog in Town or House of Paws cafés. Dog in Town has more than five different dog breeds, whilst House of Paws offers more than 10 different dog breeds. You’ll also be glad to know that House of Paws is the only dog café to be located in the heart of the city.
Indeed, Bangkok doesn’t have to be all about shopping or eating. Fall in love with the dogs at these cafés, who will be all yours to love and cuddle — even if just for an hour or two!