Love dogs? Check out Bau Haus dog cafe in Seoul, South Korea

When I say Bau Haus is a dog cafe, I don’t mean that there are cute dog photos on the walls or that it’s a meeting place for dog owners (although both of these are part of it) . The eatery is, literally, a cafe for dogs and dog-lovers to eat and hangout at. It is located in Hongdae in Seoul, South Korea, and canines roam around the eatery as visitors feed and play with them. You can purchase dog treats and pet presents, and there are small toys like frisbees lying around to use. Most of the pooches belong to the cafe’s owner and are very well behaved, although anyone is allowed to bring their dog to Bau Haus. And don’t worry about the animals making a mess as the employees at Bau Haus tend to the pooches, caring for them and cleaning up after them.

Pet travel package and doggie couture fashion show at Shorebreak Hotel, Surf City

Huntington Beach is going to the dogs next weekend with the Second Annual Surf City Surf Dog competition scheduled for September 19, 2010. Pooches and pet lovers alike will be able to “hang 20” in a variety of dog-friendly competitions that aim to raise funds for animal welfare organizations in the Orange County area.

Event activities include the Cowabunga Costume Contest, a one-mile Woofin’ Walk and the Hot Diggity Dog Expo! The expo will feature more than 40 pet-related vendors and organizations. There are also two special surf competitions just for your four-legged friend. Dogs will compete in either a GROMS heat – where they compete in small, medium, large or extra large dog surfing heats, or the SHREDDER division and will be judged on a variety of skills, including: the length of their ride, the size of the wave and their confidence on the board. All activities will take place at Huntington Dog Beach, located west of Pacific Coast Highway at Goldenwest Street starting at 8 a.m.

“It is only natural to have a surfing competition for dogs in Surf City USA,” said Lisa Scolman of Book That Event, Inc. “Huntington Dog Beach is the perfect venue for the fun-filled growing sport of dog surfing. Plus there are plenty of exciting activities planned for dogs that prefer to keep all four paws on dry land.”

Travelers visiting the area may want to consider the Shorebreak Hotel’s special “High Maintenance Bitch” travel package, catering especially to pampered pooches and their fashion-forward owners. The package ($199 – $249) includes accommodations, a daily newspaper, evening wine hour and 24 hour fitness access for the human and special pet perks including a High Maintenance Bitch© Owner’s Manual Book, signature “Talk of the Park” Boa, “It’s not about being a dog, It’s about being a Bitch” chew toy, $25 room service “Doggie Treat” menu credit.

[Image courtesy of Book That Event, Inc.]