If you’ve ever been walking your pooch and become faced with the heart-wrenching dilemma of having to tie them up outside to grab a coffee and/or run an errand or having to forgo your to-do (or fall fun) list on account of your pup, boy, do we have good news for you! At least if you live in Brooklyn, New York, that is (surprisingly NOT on the list of one of the most dog-friendly cities in the US).
New startup company Dog Parker has created the solution to all of your problems in the form of a rentable, well, dog parking service, but instead of a lined space, it’s a high-tech dog house where you can safely leave your pup.
100 units are being rolled out over the next three months in Brooklyn (where dog thefts have been on the rise). These “houses” come fully equipped with an air-cooling system that will keep your pet comfortable, as well as WiFi, so that owners may check on their pooch via webcam when connected to the accompanying app (speaking of which, do you have these must-have dog apps?).
To set your mind at ease, the units are also hardwired with UV lights to auto-sanitize between uses, reducing the risk of any illness or parasite contraction.
For those that plan to use the service on a regular basis, there’s a yearly membership fee of $25 or a single-time use fee of .20 per minute.
Fingers crossed this goes nationwide!
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