The GOGOCLUB, a hotel for dogs in China

"Dogs aren't free in cities. That's why I wanted to create a place where dogs could run and have fun" Welcome to the GOGOCLUB, a hotel for dogs. Shi Hong opened this establishment in Qingdao, China, and can accommodate up to 30 animals.

GOGOCLUB in Qingdao, China

Hotel for Dogs

The GOGOCLUB in Qingdao, China, is a hotel for dogs. Shi Hong opened this hotel that can welcome 20 to 30 dogs. Some stray dogs stay here a long time because people find them in the street and aren't necessarily able to look after them. Some even take their dogs to the hotel like a daycare. The dogs can socialize with other dogs interact with humans. Dogs need food above all. Owners often ask to be careful with what their pets eat and drink. Making them exercise can be way more important than their diet. Their diet isn’t an issue, what really counts is exercise. The hotel also tries to promote the pets' self-esteem. A dog’s temperament, its confidence and trust, are formed on a daily basis. They have access to a 1,300 m² courtyard.

“It’s not about putting them in a cage and waiting for their owner to come back five, ten days or six months later. The animals can be unhappy and even depressed waiting.The dogs must leave the house. Whether it’s in the neighbourhood, at the market or on the street. Seeing motorcycles, bicycles, children…It’s important that they know their environment,” Shi Hong, owner of the GOGOCLUB, tells Brut.

China’s dogs

In China, animals are mainly adopted by young people. In 2018, the pet dog market has exceeded 13 billion euros, of which 70% is dedicated to consumer products. World Atlas reports that China has a pet dog population of about 110 million, but that the number of stray dogs is unknown as they are not registered in Asia. Currently, China is dealing with hundreds of cases of coronavirus in Wuhan and surrounding areas. However, it has recently been determined that while dogs and cats can contract coronavirus, the strain is weaker and therefore, not deadly to them.


03/15/2020 8:12 AM
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  • Gloria J.
    2 days

    Never forget that, amongst all the cruelty, there are many kind people in China who rescue and care for animals. The Activists, also, who take great personal risk in a society which can be very authoritarian.

  • Janice G.
    2 days

    So lovely to see some people in China are realizing how wonderful dogs are, not just for killing and eating

  • Christina B.
    2 days

    Maybe stop your culture from boiling the dogs alive an eating them sick fucks

  • Georgina D.
    4 days

    Better than eating them I suppose 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Jackie D.
    5 days

    China needs more people like you !! Thank you

  • Shelagh J.
    5 days

    Now isn't that much better than skinning and eating them ! Well done that lovely person .

  • Bahar B.
    7 days

    Very good woman god bless you and your family too we need a lots of good people like you

  • Beaner K.
    03/25/2020 12:59

    Thank you for being a loving advocate for our beautiful dog companions....Bless you!!

  • Maria S.
    03/25/2020 11:13

    How about the dogs meat trade in china?

  • Lee C.
    03/24/2020 07:14

    A think some of ur own people need to take a leaf of off ur book ,,,,,see them as pets not just bloody food !!!!

  • Christina A.
    03/24/2020 05:40

    Good to see kindness to dogs instead of them being tortured and butchered!

  • David S.
    03/23/2020 23:00

    What the hell is a "transitional period" just because someone has a baby!? A dog is family, not disposable, so if you can't be bothered to keep your dog and treat it as family, you sure as hell don't deserve a dog in the first place! 😠😠

  • Donna L.
    03/23/2020 21:45

    Bless you for your kindness. Maybe you can teach all your counter parts in China to do the same thing instead of eating them. That would be a blessing for the world right now.

  • Darren S.
    03/23/2020 19:47

    Disease ridden country, boycott at all costs

  • Lynda G.
    03/22/2020 20:25

    What a lovely human being I wish there was a lot more like her in china

  • Staci R.
    03/21/2020 13:10

    China treats dogs horribly. HORRIBLY! I find this odd and suspicious as her neighbor will eat one at the drop of a hat.

  • Suza N.
    03/21/2020 11:44

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <3 <3

  • Louise H.
    03/21/2020 03:00

    How great of you to do that you have a big heart and those digs love you

  • Marion C.
    03/20/2020 18:46

    Omg that’s great saves ur people eating them,, 😢😢😢😢😢

  • Jeab J.
    03/20/2020 06:18

    I don’t trust them they are can do everything for fun