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Sydney’s dog restaurant

Did you know that Sydney has its very own dog restaurant?  This isn’t just a restaurant that allows dogs – this is a restaurant catering for dogs only (owners are not even served here!)

Called Chew Chew, the restaurant is located at Woolstonecraft Station and is open from Wednesday to Sunday.  Meals are prepared on site using organic meats and are formulated using a basic recipe of 50% meat, 25% grain and 25% vegetables.  Owners can ask for an adjusted recipe that meets their dog’s dietary restrictions.

At Chew Chew, dogs can indulge in a number of dishes including chicken risotto, salmon pasta and beef steak.   A three-course set menu consists of an soup entree, followed by salad with beef, chicken or fish, and a cup cake or doggie cappuccino for dessert.

The interior of the Chew Chew Restaurant

Chew Chew also sells takeaway meals for dogs in two sizes:  200 g and 400 g.

Not surprisingly, the opening of the restaurant in 2010 captured a fair bit of media attention.

Sydney dog owners:  take your dog for a special day out at Chew Chew.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Rio de Janeiro’s dog restaurant

Dog owners in Rio de Janeiro are reaping the benefits of the city’s first dog restaurant.   Lunch and dinner are served at this restaurant and owners can buy pre-made and frozen dog dinners to take home with them.

The restaurant has only been open since December 2010 and word has it that expansion plans for another branch in Sao Paulo are already underway.

The restaurant serves four dishes, each with a different protein source:  beef, chicken, fish or lamb.   A partial translation of the website says that the meals are 100% natural and preservative-free.  “Perfect for dogs with demanding palates” (perfeita para caes com paladar exigente)

Click on the restaurant’s icon below to visit their site (if you speak Spanish).

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand