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Sausage dog 'pup up' cafe opens up in Stafford

A 'Pup Up' dachshund cafe has taken Stafford by storm this weekend.

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe at Revolution , Stafford. Dex gets his 'Puppuccino'

More than 120 of the cute and cuddly sausage dogs gathered at Revolution bar in the town centre accompanied by their owners.

As well as a chance for the dogs to mingle, there was also unlimited treats, puppucinos, ball pits, tunnels, toys and competitions throughout the day.

There were also a number of stalls selling dachshund related goodies and even a five-minute pet portrait stand.

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe at Revolution, Stafford. Winston with his owners, Chloe Plant and Sean Boote

The events support dachshund charity The Red Foundation who help to rehome and care for rescue dogs.

Marcus Ackford, organiser and founder of Pup-up Cafe, said: "We started hosting the events in 2019 and this one today is our 35th one so far.

"I love dogs and managing events so I thought why not mix them together.

"Each weekend we hold the cafes in a different place, so we travel all over the country.

"They've been really popular and attract hundreds of people and dogs, we've got 125 dachshunds here in Stafford."

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe at Revolution, Pictured, Slinky gets the boot

Long and short-haired pooches were out in force at the event, some even dressed up as dinosaurs, jumpers and bow ties.

The event was also open to those who just wanted to come and spend an afternoon admiring the dogs.

Hannah Davies, an attendee, said: "We've had a great day meeting and playing with all the different dogs.

"It's nice to go somewhere that is dog friendly and where we can chat to other dachshund owners."

Dachshund Pop Up Cafe at Revolution , Stafford. Laura Crook and Dexter from Stafford

It's not just dachshunds who are invited to the events, other small dogs who live with a dachshund are also welcome to come along.

Marcus added: "Probably 99 per cent of the dogs who come along are dachshunds, but we are planning on expanding to put on pug cafes, French bulldog and doodles.

"Our next stop is Solihull and then we hope to come back to Stafford in a few months time."

To find out when the next cafe is being held visit the Pup Up Cafe Facebook page.