Barkin’ Blends: Dog Lover Haven

Last week, amidst my busy schedule, I found myself with a free pocket of time so I got off my laptop and phone, and invited Reese to a short trip to Katipunan. The car was on its way to pick up Zach so since our fun destination was on the way, it was a practical and workable surprise for her.

I think it was on TV that I heard there was a “dog cafe” somewhere in the vicinity of the boys’ schools. I wasn’t really paying attention but I took a mental note of it of course because my dog-lover-daughter will surely enjoy a visit there. So I googled “Barkin’ Blends’ and found the location. It was right across McDonald’s on the side street perpendicular to Katipunan.

First step is to go to the Barkin’ Blends cafe also known as the “human zone” where you buy your tickets and order your drinks. Each ticket comes with one cold beverage or frap (thus the name “Blends”!). We opted to order our drinks after our dog visit. After you get your ticket, just a few steps away is the “dog zone”.

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They provide lockers where you are required to place all your belongings, slippers to change into and hand sanitizer to clean up your hands.

You’ll find the gallery of dogs here
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It was amusing that when we got there around 3pm, all the dogs were napping. The “humans” were sitting around chatting and the dogs were lying on their laps or beside them in deep slumber.
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The sleeping dogs would not wake up no matter how much you stroke them. Only these two guys were awake and playing with the visitors.
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This is Piolo. Cute din.:)

Everyone else were knocked out. I guess if you stayed in a cool aircon room the whole day and had people stroking and petting you at every moment, anyone would just be so relaxed and earily doze off. You can imagine how Reese became so happy when Wookiee the Shih Tzu crawled over and slept on her lap
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This is Martha, the Irish Setter, look at her pretty and glossy ‘do.
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Amazed at her (long and heavy) leg

Around 30 minutes later, they started waking up one by one, Martha included.

Look how tall she is!
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Biwwy the Basset Hound
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The Enrique the Schnauzer was my fave (although I thought he was a Scottish Terrier!)
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the pretty Siberian husky named Skye

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Best job ever…

After, Kuya Zach came to fetch us and we enjoyed our fraps in the human zone
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The Barkin’ burgers looked good too (and notice they are named after the dogs!) but we were not hungry so maybe next time.
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It was a fun day at Barkin’ Blends and Reese is already asking when she can visit again, but for now, she can enjoy the company of her own 4-legged buddy at home.
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Jagger the Yorkie:)

Barkin’ Blends is located at 91 Rosa Alvero st. Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
See their FB page here.

*This place is pretty clean and sanitized however it was not unexpected that the scent of dogs permeates so I would not recommend this to people with asthma or respiratory conditions. Otherwise, this is a fun place for kids and adults who are fond of man’s best friend.

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