If you love pugs, you absolutely need to go to this event

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Are you the sort of person who starts hyperventilating with excitement whenever you see a dog in the street (or anywhere)? Do you ever find yourself running uncontrollably towards said pup with arms wide open ready to make a new pal? And do you genuinely prefer dogs to people?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then we have very good news for you, because all of your wildest doggie dreams are about to come true.

That’s right: the animal café trend has struck once again – and, this time, cats are getting nudged aside by dogs. 

And not just any dogs, either: we’re talking about pugs in particular.


The Pop Up Pug Café is coming to London and setting up camp at The Book Club, Shoreditch, on Saturday 9 September.

Which means that, yes, you can finally be at one with your fluffy tongue-wagging friends.

If you don’t have a pet yourself, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in some pug-lovin’. But, if you are lucky enough to be a proud pug owner, this is a chance to lavish your little one with a day of petting and attention, as well as meeting other pugs and pug owners.

But, as the Pop Up Pug Café will be running for just one glorious day, booking is essential and only those with a space reserved will be admitted entry.

Booking opens at 11am on the 19 August – and all the details you need can be found on the Pug Café website. However, as events like these usually sell out within a few hours, it is suggested that you send your booking request as quickly as possible.

There is a booking charge per person, ranging from £5-10 depending on whether you are bringing a pug and a proportion of this fee will be donated to The French & Pug Dog Foundation.

If your booking is successful you’ll be given a time slots of 70 minutes per group  between 9am and 4pm.

If you’re unlucky in your booking, though, don’t despair: this is just one in a series of events being ran by the Pug Café, who have put on similar experiences previously around the Capital and in Brighton. The website says that event organiser and pug lover Anushka is behind the festivities, who sounds like our kind of lady: “Pugs and coffee are my two favourite things. Not to mention cake… lots and lots of cake.”

Check the Pug Café’s Facebook page for upcoming information and get ready to do more Insta stories than you ever thought were possible.

Images: iStock / Giphy