Aussie Cafe Allows You To Play With Border Collie Puppies While You Sip Your Coffee
Loads of cafes around the world have decided to become dog-friendly to attract as many people as possible. While that always makes a brunch catch-up more exciting, there's no guarantee that you'll be sat next to an adorable Golden Retriever.
Well, one cafe in Queensland, Australia ensures that you will not only have a dog to play with but a puppy.
Collies and Co. opened in Samford Village, just outside of Brisbane, last year and while its has a fantastic cafe and restaurant, it also has a stack of Border Collie puppies.
Owners have partnered with Zaryliam Border Collies and Animal Rescue Queensland to run three puppy cuddle sessions every single day. Each session goes for an hour and are held at 7am, 10am and 1pm.
The cafe says: "These cuddle sessions are open to anyone, however once we have reached maximum seating capacity we aren't able to take any further walk ins to our sessions.
"Our socialisation sessions are short and are designed to coincide with the puppies natural awake and playful times.
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"Trained animal attendants including two qualified vet nurses, plan and oversee the sessions, monitor the interactions and closely watch for any signs of stress or fatigue.
"We encourage you to ask our attendants questions, get a cute photo and enjoy playing and socialising with the puppies."
Imagine having some smashed avo, your daily fix of caffeine and then an adorable Border Collie puppy to play with and cuddle. They say heaven exists a little beyond the clouds but we can confidently say that heaven is at Collies and Co.
The organisers revealed that it was difficult to run a new restaurant alongside their hobby of breeding pedigree Border Collies.
The cafe says: "So we began transforming the property so it could accomodate the puppies during the day while we were working in the cafe.
"Quickly we saw the amazing opportunity this presented for our baby puppies, we could socialise them to traffic, different types of people, sounds, crowds, children, tradesmen, the list was endless. We also started to see the impact the puppies (and adult dogs) would have on our visitors."
While you should never try to overwhelm a puppy, especially in its formative years, it would be tough not losing your mind as you stroll up for puppy cuddling sessions every weekend. If you need an excuse to go to Queensland, make this it please.
Featured Image Credit: Collies and Co.