Doggie Daiquiris, Mutt Muffins and fire hydrant-shaped Pawty Cakes—these are just a few of the items dogs and their owners can find at South End’s Canine Café Charlotte. For more than 22 years, founder and co-owner Barbara Burg, has been spoiling man’s best friend with homemade dog treats and cakes, all of which are 100 percent natural and baked in an open concept, on-premise kitchen.
“I’m thrilled that the pet community has entrusted us with their pets for healthy treats and to celebrate life’s special moments for over 22 years,” Burg says.
The Canine Café is more than just a bakery. It’s also a full-fledged pet store carrying items like Ruffwear dog outdoor and travel gear, M&J Dog Essentials grooming supplies and Biologically Appropriate Orijen pet food. They even have a bone bar that’s heaping with antlers, bones and chews for dogs of all ages and sizes. New puppy owners will appreciate the Canine Café’s puppy starter kit, which comes stuffed with teething rings, puppy treats, an all-natural chew and a long-lasting soft toy. The goodies are a great way to welcome home a new family member.
The Canine Café’s convenient location along the Charlotte Rail Trail makes it a great spot to break up those long weekend walks. Stop in for a little pooch socialization over a hydrating pumpkin daiquiri and a nutritious carob-dipped peanut butter biscuit. (Sorry, guys, no people-friendly eats are served here.) Or pop in to wash off some of that trail dust in the cafe’s self-service spa.
Written by Bryan Richard for Charlotte Happenings November 2017 issue. Updates by Ryan Wixted.