October 28, 2017 Catherine Mendoza 20Comments

True Love Cafe, so fluffy!

 

It’s my lifelong dream to have a big dog, like a Husky, or a Labrador. Since I don’t have my own house yet, and since it’s not happening anytime soon, visiting dog cafes will do for now. So, during my Bangkok life in 2 months and when Chris came to spend one of his weekends with me, we visited True Love Cafe @ Neverland. Are you excited to know how we spent our time with our furry friends?

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I know you are, so let me take you down this narrative. Included here are most of the details you need and want to know about True Love Café and its fluffy dogs.

Processes 

 

Registration – You’ll fill out a registration form that requires your basic information. Once done, pay THB350, around $10, inclusive of a slice of cake and a drink—a cup of coffee or a glass of smoothie. There are other food items, but you will have to pay extra.

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Before interacting with the dogs, we were required to watch a short video showcasing important information about the lovely creatures. It also enumerated the dos and don’ts. We weren’t allowed to engage the dogs in a chase, to get too close to their faces, and to use flash when taking photos.

 

Getting to know them- Watching a short film 

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Wearing blue plastic feet cover and hand washing We were given a pair of blue plastic feet cover, as shoes weren’t allowed. Washing hands was also required before playing with the dogs.

 

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Yay! After washing hands, I’m sure your feet would be itching to go see the dogs.

 

It’s playtime! 

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Playtime duration is strictly implemented. We only got one hour to take selfies, cuddle with, and enjoy our moments with the furry creatures. It was very entertaining to be surrounded by them! I wish I had more time with them, but they also needed to rest.

They require extensive training. In the morning, they exercise by running or walking outside. And every time they’re outside, it is as if it’s their first time.

Twenty minutes before the allotted time ends, a staff would feed them with dog treats. It’s everyone’s chance to take close up photos of them. Just like these photos.

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The staff will also happily assist you if you want an adorable shot of the dogs jumping towards you.

This is momo, my boyfriend’s favorite dog. She’s so little and adorable! 

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End of one session 

Important Reminders :

Please pay attention and remember all the small details showcased on the video. They’re helpful and informative. For instance, getting too close to their faces might stress them, and they might misunderstand the gesture, causing them to smack on you. It happened to me. Don’t worry, they’re rabies free and they don’t bite. They’re mighty lovely! Some of them have their own world, too!

Also, please don’t miss the time as True Love Cafe only offers 2 sessions per day! 

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Cute fun facts : 

Did you know that even though Huskies look tough, they have the softest heart and are known to be the friendliest dogs in the world? Isn’t that adorable?

 

The number of dog cafes in Bangkok is growing. Unfortunately, not all café owners are responsible enough to handle dogs, according to the stories I’ve been hearing. Choose one that’s really taking good care of them.

Take as many photos as you can! Huskies are good guard dogs, but they are friendly which makes them for an ideal pet. 

Also, get ready to take a slow-mo video of them running off to their beds. 

 

How to get there? 

Take the bts to Ari station. Get off, walk several meters, and you’ll find a small road. You can navigate through the streets using the photo below.

Overall,

In was indeed one of the fluffiest and most adorable weekends we’ve ever had together. It was such a great and lovely day and I wish we could spend more time with them! Anyway, I hope you’ll have so much glee there, too! Don’t forget to take tons of photos! 

 

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We headed out to T&K seafood in Chinatown for dinner! 

Got anything to add? What’s your most favorite part? Let me know in the comments section below! 

 
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  • Lois Alter Mark

    I want to do this so badly! What could be better than good food, a cute cafe and lots and lots of dogs?!! They are all absolutely adorable!

  • Wow. Such a cool place for both us and the dogs. Loved the simple interiors too. Im sure its ideal for a dog’s day out!

  • Mr S

    I have heard of cat cafes so I was surprised to learn that you have found a dog cafe! Looks like the animals are very looked after and there are so many rules and precautions that seem to make sense. Was it a very busy place? Do you think it’s necessary to pre-book your session in any way?

  • Tamara Elliott (Globe Guide)

    How adorable! I’ve heard of cat cafes, but never one where you get to hang out with puppies. How fun!

  • get there | get lost

    OMG!!! They are so adorable and they look like they’re all camera-ready! What a lovely experience 🙂

  • Seems like an interesting and fluffy place!

  • Linda de Beer

    True Love Café is such an interesting concept! Who would have thought there was such a place in Bangkok? Those Huskies are beautiful and the interaction looks like food for the soul.

  • Forget the cat cafes! I absolutely love the idea of this place. I’m such a dog person and would totally love on all of these pups.

  • Whoa! They are so gorgeous! I have never seen so many of them together.
    I like the cautions you have to take prior to entering the place.

  • I’m a dog lover to the core and have 3 fur-babies of my own. I’m glad to know they take precautions like making people take their shoes off and wash their hands. I’m also glad to hear that time with visitors is limited to allow the dogs time to rest. But, I’m wary of these places for exactly the reason you give at the end of your post about how all owners aren’t completely committed to the dogs but rather to making money from people who’ll pay to see the dogs. I’m sure if they’re properly cared for, it’s better for the dogs to be here than in a shelter or on the street. But, I’d also prefer they be in loving homes instead of part of an attraction at a cafe.

  • Sneha Sangekar

    Omg can’t wait to visit here. Momo is definitely the show stopper 😀

  • Janine Thomas

    The s True Love Cafe sound like a wonderful place to visit. I love animals and especially dogs, so it it great to see how well they are looked after and how much love and attention they are getting/

  • Kimanis Ome

    I’ve heard of cat cafe’s all over the world, but never dog coffee shops. I guess I should not be surprised. Looks like you had a great time cuddling with the furry ones. For lovers of dogs, this is a great place to check out. Thanks for sharing.

  • TravellingMom

    This is a unique cafe to have in Bangkok! Huskies are beautiful dogs, and these ones look healthy and well-cared for. It must be so hot for them though? Do they get any time to enjoy air conditioning?

  • Elisa Subirats

    I had heard about cat cafes but never about dog cafes.And they are so cute! It seems like you had lots of fun . . . Cake was good by the way?

  • Suruchi Mittal

    I am not a dog lover so this place wont interest me much but surely my husband is going to love it. Really nice the way they have limited the time and take care of the safety precautions. Impressive.

  • megan_claire

    True Love Cafe @ Neverland sounds fantastic – what a beautiful experience to be able to spend time with the dogs. I’m glad that they provided info before your interactions though to go over the dos and don’ts – makes me more comfortable that it’s an ethical experience when they have behavioural guidelines.

    Huskies are the most beautiful dogs – I would LOVE to cuddle with them for an hour! Such beautiful photos, playtime sounds like such a fun day!

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  • Paige Brown

    Oh my gosh! This is so sweet! I think it’s very important – like you said – to choose the cafe you visit carefully. I love animals, and I’ve made the mistake of doing something that in the moment brought me a lot of joy, but later in life, I learned the horrors behind it. Animal tourism can be so tricky.