Cute News: An Adorable Guide Dogs Puppy Cafe Is Popping Up in Melbourne for One Day Only

Celebrate International Guide Dog Day surrounded by a labrador litter at Kew's Studley Grounds Cafe.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 18, 2024

It's impossible to be tense when there are cute puppies around, which is as good a motto as any to live by. Are you the kind of person who gets stressed going about your regular routine, even if there's a public holiday the next day? Here's something that'll help: for one day only in Melbourne, you can add spending time with tiny guide dogs to your agenda.

Guide Dogs Victoria has dubbed its pop-up a pup-up, and sipping a cuppa while patting labrador puppies is the aim of the morning. You'll need to make a date with Studley Grounds Cafe in Kew on Wednesday, April 24, however, and be around from 10.30am–12pm.

If anything is worth rearranging your coffee break for to head somewhere other than your local, it's this. Tickets cost $30 for adults and are available online in advance. Expect to have company — who wouldn't want to add some adorable Guide Dogs pups, as well as ambassador Guide Dogs, to an otherwise ordinary Wednesday?

The one-day-only, one-session-only event is in honour of International Guide Dog Day, and your attendance will help the cause, with all proceeds going to Guide Dogs Victoria's support programs.

Alongside the puppy meet-and-greet session — cuddles included — there'll be a photo booth for snaps, a chance to watch the pups in training and a competition that'll let you aim to name a Guide Dog.

The occasion will also be reflected in the decor and the menu items on offer. And, this isn't just about getting everyone saying "awwwww" to pooches. To inform attendees about the importance of the Guide Dogs program, there's also a panel and discussion on the itinerary.

Find the Guide Dogs Victoria pop-up puppy cafe at Studley Grounds Cafe, 121 Studley Park Road, Kew on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 — running from 10.30am–12pm. For tickets, head to the event's website.

Published on April 18, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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