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Doggy Diner Opens in Melbourne!

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Victorian dogs getting their very own swanky restaurant...

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s inner city café and bar district, new and exclusive dog restaurant "The Dog House" will offer canny canines the chance to chow down on fresh meat and veg in private courtyard booths, while their owners grab a coffee inside.

The Dog House hasn’t opened yet and its Facebook page already has more than 4000 likes.

Owners and dog lovers Anuj Yadav and Charles Fernandez met through Anuj’s events business, where they organised hip hop and R&B events in clubs. Their Dog House concept originally started as a ‘dogs’ butcher shop’ idea, selling fresh beef, chicken, kangaroo and crocodile meat, but rapidly grew into a boutique business that also will offer dog-a-chinos and ‘pupcorn’.

‘We wanted to have a place where dogs can go and have a meal that’s also full of healthy treat stuff; There’s nothing like this in Melbourne,’ Anuj said.

As well as inhouse doggy dining, the Dog House also will provide takeaway meals and unique products like handmade dog collars and organic shampoos and conditioners. A doggy dinner home delivery meal plan service is also being planned.

The Dog House opens on July 1 at 195 Johnston St, Collingwood.

For more information on the "The Dog House" hit their Facebook page here.

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