Pets in Delhi are spoilt for choice. From exclusive dog parks, grooming parlours and even fancy boardings complete with a swimming pool, catered especially to them, now there is also a cafe just for pets. A first-of-its-kind in the city, the cafe allows you to have a meal with your canine friend.
Talking about the dog cafe, Puppychino in Shahpur Jat, Mallika Tandon, the owner, says, “We came up with this idea so that people can go out with their pets. There are two separate menus — one for people and the other one for dogs. There’s a dedicated space for them to play with other dogs. The dog menu offers appetisers like pancakes and cupcakes and mains such as risottos and spinach parmesan chicken.”
Why should humans have all the fun? While there aren’t a lot of parks in the National Capital Region (NCR), like Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad that allow dogs, there are some that do and how! Customised meals, play areas and ponds are offered at these parks for your furry friends. Saurav Priyadarshi, owner of Throttle Shrottle, a dog park in Gurgaon, says, “There is a chef who cooks special food for your pet. There are toys for them. The centre also boasts of a swimming pool and open space for your dog.”
Some even offer grooming services and arrange birthday parties. Richa Maheshwari, who also owns a dog park-cum-café called Cafe Canine in Gurgaon, says, “It’s more of an open-air dog park-cum café. It’s a place where your pooch can be let loose. There are activities for them such as hurdles, agility area, swimming pool, grooming services. We host birthday parties for dogs as well.”
Even grooming needs have become fancy. From parlours offering aromatherapy bath to pedicures. “Haircuts and massages are quite popular among customers. We also offer breed-specific styling, body massage of the pet for joint pain and many more,” says Sanjeev Kumar, of Scooby Scrub, a grooming centre.