Butcher and Ball Dog Café has opened in Caerphilly town centre. It is split into separate spaces for large, medium and small dogs. There is a sensory room for nervous dogs. The sensory room is also available for use by charities. The café has its own four house dogs. And other than food, it also offers dog grooming sessions on site.
Similar to the dog cafe in Perth, this cafe serves a variety of locally sourced home cooked food. This includes organic meat from a local farm, and fruit and vegetables from Caerphilly greengrocers S Jones. It also serves a specially-made bone shaped bread rolls from Glanmors.
The cafe was inaugurated by Caerphilly County Borough mayor, Cllr Julian Simmonds. Cllr Simmonds said it was an honour for him to be invited to officially open Butcher and Ball. “On behalf of Caerphilly County Borough Council I’d like to welcome such a unique establishment to the county borough and look forward to seeing it develop,” he said.
Charmain Ball, owner of Butcher and Ball, said that their aim is to make a place where one can come & relax with their dogs, eat good food and enjoy the experience. He mentioned- “Our motto is ‘time with your best friend while making new ones’. The café is keen to support local community by providing jobs to disabled people. They also want to give space to home based business to set up their products to sell.
Pets are therapeutic. It’s great that Butcher & Ball will be working with local charities to deal with issues like poor mental health, depression, loneliness. The cafe is open from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, with lunch available to take away on Sundays from 11am to 4pm.