Leaving Paw Prints in your Heart
A dose of little furballs to brighten up your day
By: Heidi Chan and Tan Li Yan
For any dog lovers, the one place that you have to definitely visit is, We are the Furballs(WTF). Singapore’s first and only dog cafe where you can play with and feed the dogs at, it is heaven for any dog lover. Studies have shown that being around dogs can help to reduce stress and improve your health. According to Elizabeth Scott, a stress management expert, dogs can drastically improve your mood. They are able to listen well and provide unconditional love thus reducing stress allowing you to gain inner peace gradually now that you have someone, well actually dogs, to talk to comfortably.
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With a total of 9 dogs in the cafe all customers are greeted with a chorus of barks the moment we enter the cafe. For $10.90 per entry on a weekday, this deal is totally worth every cent as each customer is gifted with a complimentary drink and you get to be surrounded by these lovely furballs for the whole day! Who wouldn’t like that? They offer a wide variety of drinks that are reasonably priced so if you ever feel thirsty during your play date with the furballs, you can just order something off the menu. The cafe is very spacious with shelves for their customers to leave their belongings in as when the furballs get excited they may scamper all over your belongings.
Treats are sold for $3 per packet. One foolproof way of getting to know these furballs better is by making a space for yourself in their hearts through their belly. So if you were to purchase these treats, the furballs will be lured your way showing some extra love and affection towards you. With these magical treats, you can command the furballs to perform some tricks such as sitting down, shaking hands or even rolling over if they are in the mood to!
Unlike how some pet shops, the cafe does not have a malodorous dog odour, whenever the dogs relieve themselves in the cafe, their staff will immediately come to clean it up immediately.
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As mentioned, dogs have been proven by studies that they are able to reduce stress and aid people in obtaining inner peace.
So how exactly do dogs ease your stress?
At We’re the Furballs, you’d be surrounded by puppy furballs and that alone is enough to allow you to put all your troubles aside and relax as you play and cuddle with the furballs. Other than the chorus of barks that come from the furballs occasionally when they get excited, it’s relatively quiet and serene as you sit and play around with them. The interior of the cafe is visually appealing with a wide space for the furballs as well as yourself to roam freely. The colours of the cafe’s interior was focused on cream and wood brown which gives customers a very calming and relaxing effect with their homely shades.
If you’re worried that it’ll get too crowded, not to worry as they have a maximum capacity of people they allow in so as to maintain the tranquil environment for their customers.
If you’re an animal lover and is looking for peace in midst of the busy stressful urban suburb, this would definitely be the place for you!