Dog restaurant is opening in Dublin with a loyal clientele

A dog restaurant in Dublin has opened in Dublin’s West Cork city centre after a loyal customer base.

The Dog & Litter was established in 2007 by John, a former dog breeder, and his partner, Susan, who runs the dog-friendly cafe on their home estate, The Litter.

Mr and Mrs O’Neill, who are both from Co Mayo, said they started out with a menu that focused on a healthy lifestyle, but soon grew to embrace the lifestyle of a dog.

“We didn’t want to be too traditional, but it was a mix of all the other things that we liked, and a mix with the other stuff that we were looking for,” said Mr O’Donnell.

“I’ve got my mum and dad, but we were just looking for something that was really healthy and we could share with everyone.”

Their focus on dog friendly meals was also reflected in the menu.

“It was a really healthy, fresh take on the classic Irish food, which is something that I think people really enjoy,” said Mrs O, adding that she and her partner would always encourage their customers to come back.

“That’s what the dog cafe is all about, and we’ve always had a lot of people come here for our food.”

The couple, who have two dogs, are not looking to replace their family business, but are looking to expand to the rest of the country.

“There’s a lot more of us that are not working in the restaurant industry,” Mr O said.

“So, if we can bring that business in, it will definitely be a positive thing for the community and for the city.”

A new generation of dog ownersIn Dublin, there are more dog owners than ever before.

According to the Animal Care Council, there were about 16,500 dog owners in the country in 2017, up from just under 14,000 in 2017.

“If you look at the number of dog walkers in Ireland, it’s the highest in Europe, with a figure of 1.2 million,” said Dr Leah Byrne, the council’s chief veterinary officer.

“The number of people with dogs in the UK is just under 3 million, so there’s a very high level of demand for dog-focused activities in Ireland.”

In addition to the dog cafes and dog walks, there’s also a thriving pet adoption industry.

Dr Byrne said the number and number of adopters has increased significantly in the past five years, and that there was a large amount of information about dog ownership available online.

“You see a lot about the social aspect of dog ownership and what dogs can and can’t do, and there’s been a lot to educate people on the dogs that people are adopting in Ireland,” she said.