Dine with your Dog this Valentine’s Day
By Alison Taylor
Bubbledog hotdogs, champagne, 1950s diner vibes, doggies… Sound like fun? We think so too, which is why we're heading to the Dog’s Trust’s Microchippy this Valentine’s weekend.
The UK’s largest dog welfare charity has created this dog-centric diner to raise awareness of the upcoming change in microchipping legislation by encouraging dogs and their owners to celebrate being ‘together forever’. Awhhh.
Alison and Doogie
By 6th April, dog owners in England, Wales and Scotland must have their pets microchipped and ensure registered address details are kept up to date or risk a fine of up to £500.
The canine café will pop up exclusively on the 13th and 14th February with a bespoke menu fit for people and pooches, designed by Bubbledogs, London’s cult gourmet hotdog and champagne bar in London.
The 1950s-style diner is built specifically for doggy dates (lol) - think bright yellow booths, dog bean bags and non-slip bowls. Thankfully, humans can drink champagne from a glass.
Cuteness aside, Dog’s Trust is raising awareness on an important issue. With around 1,710,000 dogs still unchipped in the UK and almost half of owners unaware of the law change or unsure how or where to get their dogs microchipped, the MicroChippy is a way for dog owners to find out more about the importance of microchipping ahead of the law change.
Where's my hot dog?
Anyone who goes to Dog's Trust MicroChippy can check if their four-legged friends have been microchipped, and if not, sign up for a free microchipping appointment (usually around £40) at one of Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centres.
The MicroChippy will pop up just for this weekend, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, at Printworks Kitchen, 20-26 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SX. Advance booking essential here .
Doogie gets papped
Ticket price: £12 pp (including a hotdog, side and a glass of champagne or soft drink). Dogs go free ( doggy hotdog and side). 100% profits from ticket sales will be donated to Dogs Trust.
For more information see Dog’s Trust