It’s no secret, I really love dogs, especially big dogs! Unfortunately, I can’t take good care of one right now because of work, that’s why I sometimes have sleepovers at my cousin’s house. She’s an animal lover in general, which I think is the reason why she became a veterinarian. The number of dogs in her house is unbelievably amazing! She has five (or more) Siberian Huskies and a Dachshund! She was the one who told me about the Wolf & Bar Dog Cafe that just recently opened up in Araneta Center. They were still in their soft opening when we went there. It’s located right beside Bengal Brew, the cat cafe which only houses Bengal Cats. Both the cat cafe and the dog cafe are under the same ownership. Unlike other dog cafes, this one mostly focuses on big and furry Alaskan Malamutes. They currently have five Alaskan Malamutes, an Akita, a Pomeranian puppy, and a Jack Russell. The Alaskan Malamutes were so cute and playful that I couldn’t get enough of them!
Alaskan Malamutes are powerful wolf-like dogs who were bred to pull sleds in the winter snow. They are the largest of the Arctic dogs. Warm weather is something they can’t tolerate so the cafe’s air conditioners are always open 24/7. They can live for 12 to 15 years and can weigh around 75 to 100 pounds. You might get intimidated by them at first because of their size, but they are really sweet and lovable animals.
I personally think they look like Siberian Huskies, except they have a smaller muzzle / nose. Their face and expression looks softer than Huskies too. That’s just based on my own observation.
The dogs are separated by fences only because they can get too playful with each other.
I was actually scared to approach this Akita because he looks a little scary and unsociable. But the person assisting us inside the dog area told us that he’s just the shy type. LOL! :D
They told me that this white and light brown Alaskan Malamute is the mother. She’s a real sleepy-head! All she did was sleep and wander around the room. LOL! But she’s a very gentle dog. Just don’t corner her or she might bark. She won’t bite though. She’s my favorite out of all the dogs!
Her fur was so thick and fluffy!! I had a lot of fun petting her! :)
In the photo below, she can be seen going up the stairs to the mezzanine floor where the Jack Russell and Pomeranian puppy are found. I followed her there until I realized that she’s probably not allowed to go up there. I was proven right because the moment she got there, the tiny Jack Russell would not stop barking at her, so she got a little aggressive. Good thing the dog caretaker was immediately there to manage the situation. But really, that is one brave little dog! The Alaskan Malamute was five or ten times bigger than him!
I couldn’t take more decent photos because the dogs wouldn’t stop moving, especially the Jack Russell. Most of the photos were too blurry to fix, so I decided not to upload them anymore.
They don’t have that much dogs yet, but as time goes by, I’m sure their dog family will get bigger and bigger! And when that time comes, expect me to be at their doorstep buying drinks good for more than just a one-hour stay! For now, let’s have a good time with their sweet and furry Alaskan Malamutes!
Wolf & Bear Dog Cafe
G/F Manhattan Parkview, Gen. Malvar Ave.,
Araneta Center, Quezon City
Tel. Number: 366-8287
Opening Time: 11am-11pm