Last year, New York proudly opened up the doors to America's first (pop-up) cat cafe -- and we fought off a horde of Manhattan cat ladies for one of those "Cat'achinos." Now, Los Angeles is offering the long-awaited counterpoint in The Dog Cafe. Except they need some of your money to get this adorable operation off the ground.
The Dog Cafe is seeking $200,000 on Indiegogo to open a coffeehouse crawling with furry health code violations. In fact, part of the reason for the steep price tag is that the enterprise will require two adjacent locations -- one where the dogs/you can roam wild and one where employees can actually, legally prepare the drinks. While the coffee beans will be supplied by the dog-minded Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co., the pups will be supplied from local shelters. Meaning you can adopt one right on the spot. Dog Cafe founder Sarah Wolfgang is hoping to place at least 104 pets in permanent homes by the end of the cafe's first year and considering the public's strong interest in Boo/Doge/Balto, we think that's a highly attainable goal. But she needs to scrounge up another $195,000 before February 5th for that to happen, so get to it, people. Think of these faces:
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has had several dreams about such a place. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.