One of the most popular posts on this blog is my review of the We’re the Furballs Dog Cafe which I wrote years ago. They have moved since then, so I thought I should update it by paying a visit to the their new location in Bugis+.
The irony is that their old location would have been closer to our flat now! Oh well. Bugis+ is not that far anyway, and much more accessible through MRT or bus.
I asked my fellow doggo-lover friend Dred to come with me. I decided to take a leave on a Friday so there would be less competition for the dogs, because the last time we had gone, it was a Saturday, and we didn’t get to play with the dogs a lot.
So I messaged them on their Facebook page to make a reservation. They responded quite promptly, confirmed my reservation, and gave me the below information:
Kindly note that your reservation will be held for a maximum of 15 minutes. After which, it will be automatically cancelled/released. If you would like to change your reservation timing, please contact our team at the shop at 65091186/ 6635 8339 to check for space availability as we might not respond to you in time via Facebook. You might also want to note that we accept cash only.
To avoid disappointment, kindly note that children below 10 years old are strictly not allowed. If you are bringing children, please bring along their student ID for age verification. We are unable to allow a child in without any photo identification that can verify his/her age. For safety reasons, all children aged 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult throughout their stay. The supervising adult must not be afraid of dogs. Each adult can supervise a maximum of 3 children. Maids / helpers do not qualify as supervising adults. Other dogs are also not allowed in under AVA regulations. For safety reasons, we are unable to make exceptions.
Below are their admission prices. Note that they accept cash only.
Monday to Thursday
$10.90 for the first 2 hours or part thereof
$9.50 for the first 2 hours or part thereof
(Students below 21 years old with a valid local student ID)
Includes 1 free drink
Friday to Sunday, PH and eve of PH
$12.50 for the first 2 hours or part thereof
$2.50 subsequent half an hour blocks.
Includes 1 free drink
When we went in, we were asked to read the terms and conditions of entry below.
Dred was extremely disappointed about #6, that we were not allowed to carry the dogs. We were informed that while that is the case, sometimes the dogs crawled onto our laps, so we could keep them there.
Once inside, we were asked to stash our stuff in one of the shelves along the walls.
The lower shelves were also sometimes used by dogs as resting places.
As you can see, the place was quite spacious and there were a lot of dogs. The separate area is where the small dogs were kept away from the bigger dogs.
There was a very helpful guide on the wall with pictures of the dogs with their names and some information about them.
Not all the dogs were up there, though. The list was missing two new ones – Waffles and Muffin.
It paid off to come here first thing on a Friday – we had all the dogs to ourselves!
Still, it wasn’t very easy to get them to stay still with you, though. They were extremely hyper, especially Waffles the corgi!
In the collage above, you can see Dred scolding her, and there is a funny pic of Duchess’s eyes bulging because Waffles just jumped out of nowhere. 😂
Luckily, there was a way to get their attention, though – food. You could buy them at $3 per packet, or 4 for $10, so we got four.
After that, the dogs were suddenly very interested in us.
The ladies told us that some of the dogs were well trained, so you could push them firmly on the chest if the food is not for them. The best trained dog was Bui Bui the french bulldog, who was also the most behaved of them all. Just look at how she acts in the video below!
Bui Bui is so behaved that you’d misconstrue her to be a snob. However, when food was involved, she was up front and center like the rest of the dogs. This probably makes sense given that Bui Bui is supposedly Chinese for “fat fat.” 😆
In fact she kept on asking me for food, that when I eventually ran out of food and she still kept on staring at me, I wondered what her problem was. “I don’t have any food any more, okay?” I actually told her, as if she could understand me. “What do you want from me?”
“Maybe she wants to cuddle!” Dred realized. At that point, Duchess, who is apparently known to curl up on people’s laps, had already curled up on hers. I didn’t believe her, but I sat down properly anyway, and to my surprise, Bui Bui curled up onto my lap and snuggled happily! After a while, she actually began snoring! OMG! So cute! 😍
Later on, we asked the ladies to help us take a photo.
When Dred uploaded this on Facebook, one of her friends asked: “Bui Bui is so choosy! How did you get her to crawl into your lap?!?” So now I feel more honored that she chose me!
Eventually other people arrived, so I’m really glad that we came first!
Overall, I’d say that this was a more fun experience than the last. Best Friday VL ever! 😆
Oh, one last thing – I forgot that dogs shed hair, and wore dark clothes. This wasn’t the best idea. Luckily, they provide lint rollers to help you get the hair off your clothes afterwards.
We are The Furballs Dog Cafe
🏠 201 Victoria Street, #07-07 Bugis+ Singapore 188067
📞 6509 1186
Opening Hours: ⏱
Sundays to Thursdays: 1 – 10pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 12:30 – 10:30pm