Pet cafes are all the range now in space limited Hong Kong – For my first day here I wanted to do something unique and quirky, so we decided to visit a Hong Kong Dog Cafe, specifically On Dog Dog Cafe. With three Huskies, one Akita and one Shiba there was alot of dog, though really can you ever have too much dog!?
Are cat cafes just the same as dog cafes?
While cat cafes are nothing new, the prospect of a unique cafe filled with gorgeous, fluffy dogs to hug appealed much more to us. On Dog Dog Cafe in this case did not disappoint! It can get a bit noisy — and smelly — at OnDogDog Cafe in Ho Man Tin but we didn’t mind. Located a quick walk from the Mongkok MTR its also very easy to reach. We visited on a quiet Thursday evening before dinner and had the whole place to ourselves! It was a bit weird being on a first floor walk up, its just like entering someones house and hanging out. It was even complete with Chinese soap operas playing, but that only made me love it even more!
Hong Kong Dog Cafe
Five adorable dogs are the main show here, however they seemed quite tired after their walk when we arrived and just lay around which was perfect for cuddles and selfies. $100 HKG will get you unlimited time with these gorgeous dogs, as well as free food and drink – however the drinks were so-so and clearly not the highlight. I didn’t even dare try any food as the dogs were free to walk in and out of the kitchen!
The dogs, while free spirits, were obedient and I would say well looked after, seem to have regular time out doors and are under no obligation to put up with customers. If they don’t like what you are doing they will bark and move on. Best to let them come to you rather than force your way into their personal space – But this is true for most animals right?
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A great place overall to chill and relax
Take some respite for the frantic Hong Kong pace of life . You can sit and plan out your next adventure or they even have board games to play. I would probably recommend visiting on the weekend when is busier. However if you do have the dogs all to yourself during weekdays so its up to you. The surrounding district is a pet hub of sorts. The Hong Kong Dog Cafe’s location on Victory Avenue is lined with pet stores so if you havn’t got your fix already you can stop for more. Overall worth a hour or so if you have a longer stay in Hong Kong for its distinctive vibe – Make sure you check it out!
Looking at travelling further in the region? How about checking out my guides to Mt Tai, the most sacred of China’s Five Great Mountains, Jeju Island or the Kyoto Fox Shrine!