Paw Club Philippines
The Paw Club Philippines opened late last month as a pet-friendly establishment with a cafe, grooming salon, and pet hotel.
Apart from checking out the facilities, there are some of the cafe’s menu items: The Paw Club Chicken Pops (PHP195/US$3.65), Glazed Pork Ribs (PHP365/US$6.83), Spaghetti Carbonara (PHP245/US$4.58), the Rainbow Fruitshake (PHP185/US$3.46) and for dessert, the Strawberries and Cream Mochi Waffles (PHP275/US$5.15).The Paw Club also provides Paw Club Chicken Pops, though, which were cooked to a golden brown crisp. It was served with the right blend of salt and pepper, with just a hint of spice. Good, but way too little to sustain our group of four.
One of the owners explained that her motivation for opening Paw Club Philippines was to create a place for owners to bond with their “furbabies” indoors instead of needing to go to a park anytime they wanted to hang out outside of the home. She added that though there are some dog cafes in the country, you can’t really connect with your pet there: “There are plenty of dog cafes here [in the Philippines], but you can’t really bring your own pet to those,” she said.
Bringing your dog to the cafe is a bit of a daunting experience. We know, because we tried it: We had two pups, and found that it was difficult to clean after them whenever they spilled a bowl full of water or had to go number one or number two.