It’s part of a dachshund Christmas tour – and tickets are nearly sold out!
A pop-up dog café that attracts thousands of dachshunds a year is coming to Bermondsey for a one-off Christmas-themed event.
Pup Up Café, founded by Marcus Ackford, based in Exeter, travels the UK bringing breed specific dog communities together. Their latest tour – the ‘Dashing Dachshund Christmas Tour 2022’- is coming to Bermondsey on the 19th November – and tickets are nearly sold out!
Marcus decided to start the dog café events back in 2019 because there was nothing of its kind. “I saw a need for these events because there wasn’t anything in between the high-end shows like Crufts, and just a walk in the park,” he told the News.
“In 2019 we did our first event in Exeter, and about 200 dachshunds turned up! So we knew we did something right.
“We do other events for other breeds – but this Christmas tour is just for dachshunds!”
The last Christmas tour attracted more than 2000 dachshunds in total – and they expect around 300 to come to Bermondsey next month.
Pups will get a christmas-themed present on entry, as well as unlimited treats and puppiccinos [whipped cream with a treat on top which “they love!”] all day.
There will also be local dog businesses in attendance, with all their goods specifically catered to the breed.
There’s a best-dressed competition, where the prizes include dog wine and dog beer – Marcus assured us: “no alcohol, just a fun dog-themed drink that’s totally safe for them!”
In terms of activities for the dogs, there will be tunnels, ball pits and lots more for them to get stuck into.
“For the owners, they will have the bar to hand whilst enjoying the dogs roaming free.” Marcus said that the area will all be safe and secure – “we haven’t lost a dog the whole time we’ve been doing this.”
And if you fancy seeing some dachshunds but are “sausage-less”, he said you can still attend.