When Pets Make for Good Business

By Ooi Tze Xiong

February 2022 FEATURE
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Bark & Bean's littlest worker, Batzman. Photo by: Ooi Tze Xiong
MEET BATZMAN, a four-year-old Pomeranian. After breakfast every morning, his soft brown coat gets a thorough brushing before he heads into “work” – just like his owner – at the Bark & Bean Pet Café. There, he greets patrons, humans and canines, with friendly headbutts and tail wags.Bark & Bean is located in the suburbs of Sungai Nibong, and is an extension of The Fox Butler, which offers pet grooming services next door. “We opened The Fox Butler in 2014,...

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Ooi Tze Xiong

a Xaverian, currently works at a multinational firm at Bayan Lepas. After years of sojourning in cities across Malaysia and Singapore, he eventually decided to call Penang home.