Always wanted to run a food business? Now is your chance!

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Ella Wallace | 3 comments

Over the last few years Pupp has been a fantastic, challenging, rewarding, insane adventure. Today, we’re announcing our intention to take a step back and allow someone else the opportunity to continue the journey.

This may not come as a surprise to some - we’ve been running Pupp in our spare time since Ella returned to full-time employment earlier this year. As any restaurant owner can attest, there’s a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes, and managing from a distance requires extra attention to ensure food quality, service levels, cleanliness etc remain best in class. It’s very much a labour of love, but with a few more adventures planned for next year we’re looking to free up some time and maybe even enjoy some time off!

We’re delighted with the development of the cafe over the last few years, and have proven the concept both commercially and from a legislative perspective. It’s been great to see so many other places opening up to our canine companions, and we plan to continue our work on the Dog-Friendly Association of Ireland (www.DFAI.ie) to share our expertise with other businesses.

The reception Pupp received, and the continued support of lots of loyal customers, demonstrates the enormous demand for dog-friendly environments in Ireland. It also shows that being dog-friendly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or experience for visitors that don’t have a dog - a huge number of Pupp guests just come for the food and atmosphere, and don’t even have a furry friend with them. The restaurant has continually received some of the highest customer reviews in Dublin (currently 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor, 4.9/5 on Facebook, 4.8/5 on Google) as testament to the passion of our team and the vibrancy of our community.

The amount of encouragement and recognition we’ve received has been enormously rewarding - here are just a few highlights: 

 Jun - Oct 2017:
Pupp wins Georgina Campbell award
Pupp wins the Georgina Campbell award for Pet-friendly Destination of the Year, Kayak lists Pupp as one of the top places to visit to experience one of the world’s friendliest cities, our Facebook page reaches the 10,00 likes milestone, and JCI Dublin awards Pupp a Friendly Business trophy
Mar - Jun 2017:
Pupp TripAdvisor certificate of excellence
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016:
Pupp
Pupp receives a stellar review in the Irish Times, Lovin Dublin lists Pupp as the top of dog-friendly spots in Ireland, and the UK Times writes a feature on the founding of Pupp


We’ll soon be subletting the restaurant premises, so prospective owners would have full autonomy to run their business however they see fit. It’s a fantastic spot and now has an established customer base from the locality and beyond, so would be a great investment for any budding restaurateur. You can find more details and get in touch with our estate agent Mason Owens & Lyon via this Daft.ie listing. We’ve received quite a bit of interest already so would suggest reaching out immediately if it does sound suitable!

Thank you for all of the support and encouragement you’ve shared over the years, and for helping us make Pupp what it is today! Hopefully the adventure continues for the next generation of restaurant owners, and we (and Toby!) finally get to enjoy some of the other dog-friendly hotspots that have appeared since Pupp opened!

Ella & Paul

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Anne
Anne

October 19, 2017

Great restaurant. Dogs love it . Friendly Sarah . Great food
Hope the new owners keep it the same .
Good luck to you

Anne
Anne

October 19, 2017

Tnks for lots of lovely coffees & snacks and helping socialising our puppy Oscar,The new owners have big boots to fill sorry to hear ye are leaving best of luck though !!
Warm regard Anne & Oscar

Buttercup
Buttercup

October 18, 2017

That is so sad to hear! I love to go to your restaurant. It will be sad to see someone else take over.
Love,
Buttercup

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Sizing Guide

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and we want whatever you buy to be comfortable and well fitted for your pooch. Sizing can often be confusing, with manufacturers using different standards and metrics. At Pupp we list all our sizes in cm's so you can find the perfect fit.

How to measure your dog:

Collars

Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort

Harnesses

Chest: Measure right around the body around the deepest part of your dog's chest, usually just behind the dog's front legs.

Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort

Sizing Guide By Breed:

BREED AVERAGE NECK SIZE
AIREDALE 40.6-55.9cm
AKITA 50.8-55.9cm
ALASKAN MALAMUTE 45.7-55.9cm
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 40.6-55.9cm
BASSET HOUND 40.6-55.9cm
BEAGLE 30.5-45.7cm
BICHON FRISE 35.6-45.7cm
BORDER COLLIE 35.6-45.7cm
BOSTON TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BOXER 40.6-55.9cm
BRITTANY 35.6-40.6cm
BULL TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BULLDOG AMERICAN/ ENGLISH 45.7-61.0cm
BULLDOG FRENCH 30.5-40.6cm
CAIRN TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
CHIHUAHUA 20.3-35.6cm
CHOW CHOW 45.7-61.0cm
COCKER SPANIEL 30.5-45.7cm
COLLIE 45.7-55.9cm
CORGI 35.6-40.6cm
DACHSHUND MINI 20.3-43.0cm
DACHSHUND STANDARD 40.6-50.8cm
DALMATIAN 35.6-50.8cm
DOBERMAN 45.7-55.9cm
ENGLISH SETTER 45.7-61.0cm
FOX TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
GERMAN SHEPHERD 45.7-61.0cm
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED 50.8-61.0cm
GOLDEN RETRIEVER 40.6-61.0cm
GREAT DANE 50.8-66.0cm
GREAT PYRENEES 61.0-76.2cm
IRISH SETTER 40.6-55.9cm
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER 25.4-35.6cm
LABRADOR 45.7-61.0cm
MALTESE 25.4-35.6cm
MASTIFF 63.5-81.3cm
NEWFOUNDLAND 40.6-81.3cm
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG 45.7-61.0cm
PEKINGESE 30.5-40.6cm
POMERANIAN 25.4-35.6cm
POODLE MINI 25.4-40.6cm
POODLE STANDARD 30.5-40.6cm
POODLE TOY 20.3-35.6cm
PUG 30.5-40.6cm
SCHNAUZER GIANT 50.8-66.0cm
SCHNAUZER MINI 25.4-40.6cm
SCHNAUZER STANDARD 35.6-50.8cm
SCOTTISH TERRIER 35.6-50.8cm
SHAR PEI 40.6-50.8cm
SHETLAND SHEEPDOG 30.5-45.7cm
SHIH TZU 25.4-35.6cm
SPRINGER SPANIEL 35.6-45.7cm
STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 35.6-50.8cm
WEIMARANER 40.6-55.9cm
WHEATEN TERRIER 45.7-55.9cm
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 15.2-30.5cm