This week sees a new dating evening that has a particularly canine spin – doggy dating. This speed-dating and fundraising event for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home invites you to come along and bring your four-legged friend with you to meet like-minded dog lovers – there will even be a special doggy disco, too, which presumably mankind and dog-kind can enjoy together. 

Embargo Republica has the largest roof terrace in south west London and its Havana style – complete with thumping Latin beats – will be the setting for this evening of doggy dating delights. “Dogs are a great way to break the ice between strangers, so we’re sure the event will be a huge hit and love will be in the air,” says Embargo Republica’s head honcho Andy Johnson. So you can potentially find your next object of affection, while your dog will be entertained by other four-legged-ers and a load of doggy treats, too. 

All the proceeds from this fundraising night go to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, so it’s for a totally fab cause as well!

Just one thing, mind – it has absolutely nothing to do with dogging (you may insert you own crude joke here about some people’s nocturnal car-based carnal proclivities). 

When: November 6, 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: Embargo Republica, 533B King’s Road, SW10 0TZ
Cost: £10
Tube: Fulham Broadway