It was a case of cute-overload at The Dempsey Project’s inaugural Dog Day Afternoon on May 3 as hungry dog owners and their faithful furry friends descended on the restaurant and lifestyle space to experience their new pet initiative.
Offering a place for guests to hang out with their dogs away from the confines of their home, the afternoon provided a chance to meet other like-minded pet-lovers and garner expert advice about caring for their pooch from expert K9 trainer and author Eli Atias.
“It was a great turn-out and fascinating few hours spent with all breeds of dogs from Huskies to Labs, Poodles to Pomeranians,” says Eli, a veteran dog trainer who has worked within the military and security forces around the world, and author of the book Yes, You Can Train Your Dog.
As Eli shared his advice with guests, dog owners from across Singapore chatted about their pets, showed off photos of them in their best doggy-outfits (like all certified embarrassing parents do!), and watched as their pooches nibbled on freshly prepared doggy nibbles and made friends with other willing canines (after a significantly large amount of sniffing!).
Pets feeling particularly confident that day showed off tricks as a bid to win a signed copy of Yes, You Can Train Your Dog, a sanitiser spray to keep them feeling fresh, hydrated and protected in Singapore’s humid weather, and a year’s subscription to Pet Magazine.
Best of all, the humans got some much-deserved time-out languishing on The Dempsey Project’s lush outdoor veranda while enjoying mouthwatering dishes from the extensive menu of global culinary delights.
Dog Day Afternoon is a free monthly event hosted by The Dempsey Project. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the next one is scheduled to take place on Monday 5 July. Table reservation via WhatsApp on 9238 2113 is required for the 3pm and 5.30pm slots. Each session lasts 1.5 hours.
The Dempsey Project
Block 9 Dempsey Road,
#01-12, Singapore 247697