(First published - Sep 17, 2019)

We are pleased to allow dogs into both our shop and our cafe! Dog friendly businesses are becoming increasingly popular and it’s good to see so many of you bringing your dogs into Gather.

If you are unsure about introducing your dog or puppy to a cafe experience we have a few top tips for you! Stay calm yourself and your dog will follow your example. Praise good, calm behaviour – we have treats available from Millie’s Pet Services at the till. Make your first visit a short one and ask for your coffee in a takeaway cup so that if things don’t go well you can leave and still keep your drink! Choose a corner seat so that your dog has more room and can have a good look around without too many passers by.
Here’s what you can do to help us keep the cafe a fun and safe place for doggies and humans. Please keep your dog on a lead and on the floor, not on the chairs or on your lap. Remember we are inside and also have to respect our neighbours in the flat above – no barking. Obviously no dogs are allowed in the kitchen for hygiene reasons.
Friday's on social media is for our doggie visitors where we feature our furry friends using the hashtag #furiendfriday. A member of staff may ask your permission to take your dog’s photo and note down a few details – name, breed etc. Or, you can take your dog’s photo and tag us when you share it on social media for us to repost. Stay tuned on selected Friday mornings for all those cute doggie photos! Until next time, The Gather Team