Owning pets in Singapore can be quite difficult especially if you have a busy lifestyle and not a lot of living space to accommodate a four-legged being. There are also certain rules to follow and the cost of taking care of a pet can be quite high. As an animal lover, all these restrictions would probably make you reconsider owning a pet. But! There is another solution – dog or cat petting cafes where you can go to mingle and spend some time with some furry friends.
Here are 7 dog and cat petting cafes in Singapore for you to go with your friends, family or even for a date!
1. We Are the Furballs (WTF)
Starting off with probably the most well-known dog petting café in Singapore, We Are The Furballs or WTF for short is the first dog petting café in Singapore! With 9 adorable resident dogs for you to cuddle and interact with, all your stress will melt away at the sight of them. Entry fees start from $11.90 for the first 1.5 hours but if you would like to stay longer, it will cost an additional $3.50 for each half an hour block. Take note that there are different rates for weekends, public holidays, and students too. The entrance fee comes with a free standard drink, and they do not serve food. If you are mainly looking to hang out and de-stress with some furry friends, this is the place to be. Remember to make a reservation to avoid disappointment!
Address: 07-07, Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: 1pm – 9:30pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat), 12pm – 9pm (Sun)
Reservation: +65 6509 1186/ 6635 8339
2. Chow Cute Cafe
Cuddle and play with fluffy and friendly Chow Chows at Chow Cute Café that is located at the Seletar Aerospace Park! These furry giants have been said to be extremely affable and they would go up to customers to be pet and cuddled with. They are gentle with children as well. The café also serves food and drinks with indoor and outdoor seating available. Board games are also provided which is a great way to occupy the children. Be informed that weekends can get pretty crowded and parking spaces are limited. Even so, it is a quiet and relaxing place where you can get your weekly/monthly dose of pets and cuddles.
Address: 16 The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 797873
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm ( Tues to Thurs), 10am – 10pm (Fri to Sun/PH), Closed on Mondays
3. What the Pug Cafe
If you love wrinkly faces and short legs on little stout bodies, head over to What the Pug Café to be slobbered on by the most adorable pugs you can ever find. The only dog café that is solely focused on pugs, there are more than 10 of them who will be ready to greet you and enjoy a nap in your lap when you drop by for a visit. The pugs are extremely friendly, and they will approach you even if you don’t have any treats to bribe them with. You will also get to meet pugs of different ages and sizes – some of them who are only 1-2 years old and some who are as old as 12 years old. One ticket cost $20 for a 45-minutes session which is inclusive of a free drink as well as a polaroid photo to keep as souvenir. If you adore the pugs and would love to visit them more often, consider getting the multi-day pass!
Address: 80 Haji Ln, Singapore 189271
Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm (Tues to Sun), Closed on Mondays
4. Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
The first cat petting café in Singapore, Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa is the perfect place to unwind after a long week with coffee, cakes and of course, cats! All 10 cats at the café are rescues – all of them friendly, cute, and fluffy. As Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa have been around for a while, the cats are also older in age by now with all of them aged between 9 to 13 years old. Additionally, they have recently lost one of their cats which has prompted the owners to make the difficult decision of closing the café. Their final day will be on 1st May 2022, so do drop by and play with the cats one last time!
Address: 54A Boat Quay, Level 2, Singapore 049843
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Sun to Mon), Closed on Tuesdays
Reservation: Book your visit here
5. Meomi Cat Cafe
Another well-known cat petting café in Singapore located in Bugis area (near Haji Lane), they have been around since 2014. As they are located in a tourist spot, I remember walking past it in my previous visits to Singapore. Unfortunately, I am allergic to cats, so I’ve never been in a cat café before. However, the cats look really friendly, and customers have given a lot of positive feedback. There are 9 cats of different breeds currently in residence – a ragamuffin, a Maine Coon and a Munchkin among them. The space can feel quite small, but it is cozy with spaces made for the cats to play and rest. The owner is a friendly man who is more than happy to relay stories of his cats’ shenanigans and help customers interact with the cats.
Address: 668 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188801
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Tues to Sun), Closed on Mondays
Reservation: +65 6296 0339 / Facebook message
6. Paws Claws Petstore
A new cat café in town – Paws Claws Petstore is located in the Joo Chiat area and they have a clowder of the fluffiest and most beautiful cats you can imagine. While most cat cafes have mainly adult cats, you can find kittens lounging or playing around at Paws Claws Petstore. The place was established by Adi Rusydi A.Rahman who is also a gemmologist, pet groomer and content creator and the cats are all his own pets. Which makes sense seeing how well-groomed and taken care of they are! The cats are also very docile and approachable with some of them even crawling in your lap for a cuddle. The entry fee is at an affordable rate of $12 for 1 hour but take note that drinks or food are not available at the café. Drop them a message via their Instagram page to book your visit as they are by appointment only.
Address: 331 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427587
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Daily)
Reservation: Book via DM on Instagram
7. Catopia Cafe
Head over to the most pawsome cat café in Singapore when you are in need of some cat therapy! Set up with the purpose to bring people closer to cats in a safe environment, I would say that Catopia Café definitely achieved its purpose. With 10 gorgeous cats on the premise – all with their own personalities and quirks, you will find yourself having a great time as they are quite friendly and approachable. The staff are also happy to assist and share information about the cats. But do remember to make an appointment before heading down!
Address: 46A Dunlop St, Singapore 209375
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (Tues to Sun), Closed on Mondays
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