“Pup-Up” Dog Cafe Combines Coffee and Dog Adoption

Coffee lovers enjoy the company of rescue dogs available for adoption.
Photo via laist.com

A couple weeks ago, we told you about a Dog Cafe concept coming to Los Angeles. Although the cafe is not yet open and is still raising start-up funds, a temporary version—which organizers called a “pup-up” cafe—launched in the front of a downtown clothing store, and it looks like a success:

Those not looking to adopt can also just drop in to enjoy the coffee and the four-legged company. All the dogs are from the Los Angeles-based rescue Wags and Walks.

“Shelter dogs taken out of the shelter and put in a bright, happy environment without the bars, I think people are able to imagine them as their pets,” said Lesley Brog, founder of Wags and Walks.

Organizers of the ‘pup-up’ say too many dogs are overlooked in typical shelters, and many never get a second chance, but a dog cafe can change that.

This seems like a great idea, and I bet it will quickly spread across the country.

Click here for the full story and a great video report.

Click here for a bunch of photos from LAist.

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