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Wolf & Bear Dog Cafe: Big Furry Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamute

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.

furry alaskan malamutes

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.

puppy

The dogs are separated by fences only because they can get too playful with each other.

dividers

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

akita

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!

sleepy

Her fur was so thick and fluffy!! I had a lot of fun petting her! :)

sleepy-dog

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!

alaskan-malamute-mom

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

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21 Comments

  • Reply John Rodgers

    I have never had a dog like this, closest was probably a shepherd but they are beautiful dogs. That is one thing I miss about traveling all the time is we are no longer able to have our own dogs. I am surprised that it doesn’t get a little hot for this type of dog here.

    October 7, 2016 at 11:03 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      They keep the air condition open 24/7 because an Alaskan Malamute cannot be in warm weather, unlike a Siberian Husky. I also love Shepherd dogs! One of the reason why is because they look really masculine. :D

      October 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Miera Nadhirah Tan Abdullah

    Oh gosh, these dogs look so amazing. I have a passion for big dogs as well, but sadly a Muslim I can’t keep one . And well my favorite dog is a husky also these dogs are just so gorgeous… but raring them is hard right with the airconditioning and all…… huhuhu

    October 8, 2016 at 5:56 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      Yeah, these dogs need dedication and effort. LOL :)

      October 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Maria

    The only big dog that I have is a Labrador. They look fun to cuddle with and also to be buddies with. I just wish I could go there sometime and spend some time with them. Though I think they’re somehow high maintenance? :D

    October 9, 2016 at 12:19 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      Wow, you got a Labrador? That’s nice! I love Labradors because they’re so friendly! You can go inside and cuddle with them, but one dog at a time. The Alaskan Malamutes are separated by fences, because they get too playful when they are together. :)

      October 9, 2016 at 1:35 am
      • Reply Maria

        Yes! 1 pure, then another mix (for his wife) then they had offsprings. I also have a Dachshund and a mongrel. I just love dogs! But the mother seems so lazy.. I just wish they would have a branch somewhere Makati 😊

        October 9, 2016 at 3:22 am
        • Michelle Mae
          Reply Michelle Mae

          Yeah me too, there are so many cat cafes around Metro Manila but I only know of two dog cafes, this Wolf & Bear Dog Cafe and the other one at Loyola Heights called Barkin’ Blends. I hope some more would pop up in the near future. More furry babies to cuddle with. :) My cousin has a Dachshund too but I can’t go anywhere near it ‘coz he’s so fierce! He gets all mellow though when my cousin is there. Hahaha.

          October 9, 2016 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Malaika Fernandes

    Such gorgeous dogs i love visiting pet friendly places. Thank you for the heads up

    October 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      No problem! I’m always happy to discover new dog/cat cafes :)

      October 10, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Retlyn

    OMG!! They all look so adorable!! I would really love to visit the place but my location is too far. There’s also a dog cafe here in Cebu but their dogs are not big, but still their dogs are so cute hihi. I never had a dog in my life. there are a lot of people who says having a dog is so fun and that makes me feel bad for not having a pet dog. May pets are only birds and fishes haha

    October 9, 2016 at 8:50 pm
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      I currently only have pet fish too, two Oscars. :) I’d love to take care of a dog again but I don’t have time anymore since I started working. I heard that a few pet cafes have been opening up at Cebu, I’d love to drop by someday. :)

      October 10, 2016 at 11:10 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      I currently only have pet fish too, two Oscars. :) I’d love to take care of a dog again but I don’t have time anymore since I started working. I heard that a few pet cafes have been opening up at Cebu, I’d love to drop by someday. :)

      October 10, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Dominic Barrios

    Can you bring dogs here too? This is really a cool dog cafe and looks like I want to go and visit the place. So it’s a dog cafe, what do they serve you guys if you go there? Do they have drinks, food or you’re just allowed to play with the dogs? I hope it doesn’t smell there too.

    October 10, 2016 at 2:09 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      Unfortunately, outside dogs are not allowed inside. :( The entrance fee to the dog area depends on how long you’d like to stay there, and it already includes a free drink. They also serve food like pasta and pastries but you have to eat them before you enter the dog area. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m used to dogs already, but there wasn’t any smell there :)

      October 10, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Reply The Side Hustle Stories

    Oh man I would LOVE to go to a dog cafe like this one! Bigger dogs really do have such gentle hearts so it’s nice that this cafe is embracing their size and not shying away from it. I might have missed this, but is there a fee to go in and socialize with the pups? Can you give them treats? This looks like so much fun, I want to go!!

    October 11, 2016 at 3:46 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      You have to pay an entrance fee depending on how many hours you’d like to play with the dogs. I think it was around P199? It comes with a free drink of your choice. Unlike in Bengal Brew, the cat cafe beside it, you can’t give the dogs treats. Hopefully they’ll let us feed the dogs some treats in the future. :)

      October 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Laveena Sengar

    I have never had a dog in my life. I hear from people that it is a great experience and they talk about it all the time. These look adorable. Truly.

    October 12, 2016 at 12:51 am
    • Michelle Mae
      Reply Michelle Mae

      It’s really fun taking care of a dog! It’s like having a friend at home. :)

      October 12, 2016 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Angelie Pangilinan

    I would love to visit this cafe! I am an animal lover myself, I own rabbits, birds, cats, shih tzus, and a siberian husky. I would love to own an Alaskan Malamute but they are too expensive and I can’t afford them right now. Haha! A friend told me too that malamutes may be bigger than huskies but they are the more mellow ones. :)

    October 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Velvet Friends Cat Cafe: Where Friends Gather...

    […] After your stay here, you can also head to Araneta Center to play with Alaskan Malamutes at Wolf & Bear Dog Cafe. […]

    December 30, 2016 at 8:42 pm
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