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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day can be ruff, so this year Scratch have you sorted with an afternoon of Pups & Pints amongst Melbourne’s finest faces, and their humans.

Puppy love is a real thing, with research showing that having a dog in your Bumble profile pic increased matches by 45% for men, and 22% for women (Webbox, 2018).

There’s no better way than to break the ice over a drink and a sniff at Melbourne’s best dog-friendly venue, The Great Northern Hotel.

Scratch co-founder Michael Halligan says that your dogs getting along is a good sign for any potential romance. “No pet parent wants to date someone that doesn’t like dogs. Knowing your dogs get along from the start is always a good sign!”

“We’ve always said that cupid has four paws. As we get older, most of the friends we make are through our dogs! We have a lot of younger customers and thought it would be fun to give everyone an easy, casual way to meet other dog owners.”

The event is free and walk-ins are welcome.

You can also register ahead and enter to win a complimentary pint/glass of red, a free treat for your woofer, and a box of Scratch grain-free dog food via

Don’t miss it; it’s going to be paw-some.

Event Details

TIME: 6-9pm

DATE: February 14, 2019

LOCATION: The Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North, VIC, Melbourne. Enter via the beer garden on Pigdon Street with parking for pooches!

Can’t make it? Check out other dog-friendly events.

Written by on for Off The Leash

Article last updated on April 5, 2022

Mike is a huuuuuuge dog lover and the Co-Founder of Scratch. He's spent his life surrounded by Collies and Cocker Spaniels. You can find him sipping coffee in Melbourne and pointing out Bernese Mountain Dogs to his girlfriend, in hope that she'll finally let them get one.
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