Los Angeles might have thought it was getting the nation's first dog cafe, but as usual, New York City will (rightfully) try to steal its thunder.
That's because there's now a separate Indiegogo campaign to bring the first US dog cafe where it belongs: the greatest city in the world. This is the cause New Yorkers have been waiting for: the chance to avoid crazy cat lovers, play with rescue dogs, and beat LA at yet another endeavor (besides sports, restaurants, culture, etc., etc.). And with a funding goal of $70,000 -- which is $130K less than the LA cafe's goal of $200,000 -- NYC stands a legitimate shot at getting the first (and we assume best) pooch coffee shop in the States.
Inside the prospective Manhattan cafe, there'll be a 630sqft playground for the canines concealed in a glass room with a separate entrance from the seating area (to meet Health Dept. guidelines). You'll be able to grab a table outside the playground, where you can enjoy a coffee, tasty food, and the sight of numerous rescue dogs frolicking to their heart's content -- or you can head into the room and join the frolicking yourself. And if one of the little buggers tugs enough on your heartstrings, you'll be able to make the lil pup is yours to keep.