Bobby Self-Help Pet Cleaning and Cafe
120, ZhongXing St, West District
Hours: 11 am-10 pm,
(opens 10 am weekends/holidays)
Credit cards not accepted.
Bobby Self-Help Pet Cleaning and Cafe is a rarity in Taichung. Besides being a combination pet playground and restaurant, it is the city's first and only place to offer pet grooming and DIY pet cleaning (NT$150 and up, according to pet size; towels not provided). Customers can freely use the hydraulic pet-washing sinks, hair dryers, pet-dryer boxes and towel cleaning machine. If you don't want to do the washing yourself, they also provide professional grooming services (NT$300 and up), including cleaning, grooming, ear-cleaning, anal-gland squeezing, and nail clipping. Regarding the cafe there are many options, including various coffees, tea drinks (from NT$130) and meal sets (from NT$180). The owner recommends waffles and coffee with whipped cream. There is also a low wall and iron fence around the outdoor seating area so that owners can let their pets enjoy some safe fun in the playground. --By Vincent Huang, translated by Angel Pu
A. The hydraulic pet-washing sink can be adjusted to the user's height.
B. While the pet is being blow-dried, owners can relax with a coffee in the restaurant.
C. Pets and their masters can enjoy a carefree afternoon in the outdoor area.