Get your woof on at Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul
A few weeks ago I visited the Cat Cafe in Daegu to cure my CCWS (Cat Cuddling Withdrawal Syndrome), but this time my DCWS syndrome surfaced. To cure my DCWS (Dog Cuddling Withdrawal Syndrom) I visited the Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul.
There is a lot of controversy about pet cafes – some say it’s smelly and dirty, that there are too many animals and that they don’t get the needed care. While this might be true in some cases, it’s definitely the complete opposite at the Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul!
I arrived at Bau House just when it opened (13:30) and stayed there for about 4 hours petting and feeding dogs while getting full of happy-dog-saliva. I was like a dog with two tails. And my tails are still wagging. I got a doggy-high!
Bau House Dog Cafe has an extremely happy atmosphere (unlike the last depressing Dog Cafe I went to). There are a few things that impressed me about the Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul:
Poo and Pee
As soon as a dog finishes his or her business a staff member will come with a paper towel, a mop and a spray bottle to clean up that business. During my time there I did not see a pee puddle staying on the floor for longer than 30 seconds.
The staff members’ personalities and attitudes towards the dogs are beautiful and sincere. They play, pet and talk to the dogs just as much as the visitors.
Doggy Play Date
You can bring your own dog to mingle with the other dogs. Initially I thought this may cause mayhem, but it didn’t. When a new dog arrives the rest of the Bau House clan barks, a few butts get sniffed and then they go about their doggy day.
Healthy & Happy
The dogs are healthy, well taken care of and happy! When I saw one of the staff members outside, taking the dogs for a walk, it was the final confirmation that Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul is the best!
WARNING: If you don’t like dogs, move along.
No, seriously – if you’re not dog person you won’t like what’s about to come: a plethora of doggy photos. So go ahead, move along. No judgment.
(You have to scroll down to the end and suffer through all the cuteness for more information about the location etc.)
This dog looked seriously high…
I witnessed the perfect date at Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul:
Practical Information about Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul:
How to get there
It’s about 1-2 minutes from Hapyeong Station on Line 2. Take Exit 3, turn around, make an immediate left and Bau House will be on your right. It’s across the street from 7-eleven. It’s really easy find!
13:30 to 23:00.
There is no entrance fee, but like most Cat or Dog Cafes in South Korea you have to buy a drink and that’s around $6 to $8. If you want to score brownie points with the dogs you can buy dog treats in the cafe for $3 to $5 . Don’t bring your own dog treats; Bau House Dog Cafe care for these dogs from the drink and dog treat sales.
Going Somewhere Slowly Tip
Get there nice and early. Later in the day you might have to wait a while before you can get a table and the dogs might be tired and sleepy from all the playing.
*There is a website for Bau House Dog Cafe in Seoul but unfortunately it’s only in Korean.