Dog lovers will now be able to take their four-legged friends to a new cafe dedicated to pooches in Abingdon town centre.

The Dog’s Spot is a new destination where hungry hounds can enjoy treats such as pork smoothies, catch up with friends over a goat's milk 'puppicino' and a turmeric cake, cool down with a doggy ice cream and host a party for friends.

There is also an onsite wash and blow-dry service, as well as accessories for canine fashionistas.

The business will also be offering treats and food to take home.

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The Dog’s Spot opened this month and has been an instant hit with customers, winning rave reviews and tributes.

It is in the former air ambulance charity shop in High Street, which closed in October.

Visitors have praised a 'beautiful shop with lovely products', 'friendly staff' and added that The Dog’s Spot is a 'fantastic place for dogs and their owners'.

Oxford Mail: Photos at The Dog's Spot

The Oxford City Dog blog called The Dog’s Spot a 'pawsome paradise'.

Co-founder of the business Anna Browning said: “We want the Dog’s Spot to be the ultimate dog destination as well as being the centre of a community that celebrates peoples’ pets.

“We’ve hand-picked the best accessories for dogs including some of the coolest brands.

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"We focus on local and natural produce, and that includes high quality raw food and nutritious kibble which we’ve designed to promote canine health and wellbeing.

“We also look after owners with high-quality coffee roasted locally along with delicious cakes and pastries.

“So far, we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from owners and pets, who have been so eager to spread the word there’s a special spot for them in Oxfordshire.”

Oxford Mail: Grooming at The Dog's Spot

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There are four strands to The Dog’s Spot business run by Ms Browning and co-founder Bernadette Smith:

  • Boutique – everything from leads and harnesses to rainwear and toys, including brands like Cocopup and the Stately Hound.
  • Café – coffee from the Dark Horse Roastery with speciality treats and ice cream for canines.
  • Grooming – drop-in wash and go service, as well as full grooming options.
  • Nutrition – raw and complete foods and natural treats.

The opening is a boost for the High Street filling an empty unit close to the former sports shop.

The business is open seven days a week from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. 

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