Go on a Date With Your Dog for Valentine’s Day

Shaunacy Ferro
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This Valentine’s Day, ditch your romantic date for a special day with your other best friend: your dog. This weekend, Londoners can treat their canine companions to a sweet date in a dog cafe, complete with items from a customized doggy menu.

Bubbledogs, a London restaurant that specializes in hot dogs and champagne, is hosting the MicroChippy pop-up dog cafe. For £12 (about $17) humans get a hot dog and a glass of champagne, and canine companions get a selection of dog treats. 

The event is part of an effort to raise awareness about the UK’s new canine microchipping legislation, which takes effect on April 6 of this year. Under the new law, pet owners in the UK are required to make sure their pups are microchipped, or risk being slapped with a hefty fine.

The promotion, sponsored by the canine rescue Dogs Trust, is running Saturday and Sunday at Bubbledogs in London. (Note that it’s BYO-poop bags.)

[h/t PSFK]