For many dog owners, their furkids are part of the family – but they might not always be able to bring them out beyond a stroll around the neighbourhood or at the park. Fret not – there’s a new cafe in town where the pets can socialise while their humans tuck into delicious, comforting food.

Bow Wow Cafe is a dog cafe in the commercial district of Bandar Puchong Jaya, just next to Moonlight Cake House. Located on the first floor, the spacious restaurant is clean and offers a safe environment for pets and humans alike.

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I came here with C, who also brought her chihuahua, Genie. To make sure there aren’t any untoward ‘accidents’, there are rules to follow – eg male dogs must wear belly bands for hygienic purposes, while female dogs should be wearing diapers.

Upon entering the shop, I was greeted by a very large, beautiful husky with curious blue eyes, while in the background, dozens of smaller toy dogs were running around, sniffing each others’ buttholes.  I was surprised to find that it was very clean – no poop or pee anywhere, or even that wet dog smell. There are also hand sanitisers for the humans.

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Hard to catch a photo coz they were all running around excitedly. There were poodles, corgis, shih-tzus, beagles, huskies, pugs and Bichon Frisses.  Most of the dogs were well behaved, and the staff didn’t have to break up too many fights. Btw, the staff here are very friendly and well-trained at handling dogs! :)

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Idk what breed she is, but soooo flufffffyyy.

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Pug photos lining the walls. Glorious.

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Genie, on the other hand, was not very well behaved. It might have to do with her injury because apparently the groomer wasn’t careful enough and accidentally nicked her stomach, so she was still bleeding a little. Despite C telling me she had brought her here on several occasions, Genie was scared and stuck to C almost the whole time. She was okay with humans, but Whenever other dogs approached, she would bark and growl at them ferociously.

I think we need some Caesar Milan over here. xD

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The place also sells pooch-related merchandise. A bit pricey though.

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After having our fill of playing with cute dogs, it was time to fill… our stomachs! Bow Wow serves Western and fusion cuisine, the likes of soups, pastas, grilled items and more. C had a nice, hot cup of tea..

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While I went for a cold, refreshing chocolate caramel. The drink was thick with the flavour of cocoa and caramel – none of that watered-down stuff you get from some cafes.

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I had the Bangers N Mash , which had 1 German Pepper sausage and 2 Bavarian Bratwurst sausages on a giant bed of mashed potatoes, served with salad and brown onion sauce.

It was really good! The sausages were thick and juicy, while the mashed potato was flavoured just right without being too mushy or salty. My only qualms? The gravy wasn’t enough. I would have finished a whole bowl of it. lol.

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C had homemade meatballs served with garlic bread and sofrito sauce. Even though it was under the tapas/appetisers section, the serving was big enough to be a main dish. The crispy, toasted garlic bread slices were perfect for dipping into the tangy sauce, which had loads of tomato and tasted very much like a refreshing salsa. The meatballs were also phenomenal. Juicy on the inside, with a smokey, grilled taste on the outside. You could also taste a hint of herbs in the blend of meat. Highly recommended! ;) 20160522_203504-tile

Overall – the food is great at Bow Wow, but what makes it a cool place is the entire experience of dining and chilling with your furry friends as well as other pet lovers. The place is also clean, the staff is friendly and the service is good as well. 10/10 would come again!

BOW WOW CAFE 

1F-06, Kompleks Kenari,
Jalan Kenari 19, Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +6016- 440 8455
cafe.bowwow@gmail.com

Opening hours: 2.00pm – 12.00am (Monday – Friday), 11.00am – 12.00am (Saturday & Sunday)