A woman in Bangkok wanted to share the joy she experienced with the world, which is when she decided to open up a dog restaurant. “[It was] at that time when the idea of seeing them running around and sharing their energy came to me," she said.
There's no fighting it: dogs are the CUTEST babies ever. Add dogs to wherever possible and they instantly brighten it up. There are restaurants that have dogs there to greet their customers and they use that as their USP to attract more people! So, how about going to a cafe where 12 adorably floofy Corgis rush to greet you when you enter? Sounds like the place of your dreams, right? The cafe is called Corgi In The Garden and it’s JUST as cute as it sounds.
This cafe is situated in Bangkok, Thailand, and has become really popular among tourists and locals alike. The country itself is seeing a huge increase in the popularity of these cute, stubby doggos. Corgi In The Garden is owned by a woman named Tanchanok Kanawaong, and she says she's a huge fan of this particular breed because they're ‘lovable and funny.’ There's just no denying that. Corgis are heckin' cute, especially when they wag their stubby tails and they whole bum just shakes along with it!
“I love big dogs and used to have up to 10 Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers at the same time,” Kanawaong said. “When they grew old and passed away, I looked for dogs with similar characteristics, only smaller in size […] and decided to get a baby boy Corgi.” Soon, she got another Corgi, and then another one followed. Finally, she ended up with five Corgis and she was in a happy place, literally.
After a while, one of them gave birth to a litter and then there were two dozen Corgis in total. She wanted to share the joy she experienced with the world, which is when she decided to open up a dog restaurant. “[It was] at that time when the idea of seeing them running around and sharing their energy came to me," she said. She's even trained them to do simple tricks. "The Corgis are trained by a professional dog trainer who uses only positive methods," she added.
Since they have regular visitors who meet and greet the dogs, they also sometimes indulge in feeding them treats for all the cute tricks they do, so Kanawaong ensures they get ample exercise so they don't put on more weight than what they should ideally be. She also makes sure they get enough rest so they don't tire themselves out. “The 1-hour gaps between the sessions allow them to rest,” Kanawaong said. “Every morning they’ll be running in the backyard, and come back for grooming to get ready for the sessions," she said.
The cafe is open six days a week. Each day, the cafe organizes one-hour sessions for 50 customers, which is 22 tables, to meet with the doggos and it costs around $11 per person. “I would also like to add that the well-being of the Corgis has always been our priority, so we’ve set up some playing rules,” Kanawaong said. “Because we have limited seating, we can’t accept reservations and provide first come, first served service to walk-in customers only. More details can be found on our official Facebook page,” she added.