Today is raining in Sydney. I have nothing against the rain. My garden needs it. My dog loves to roll in puddles of muddy water. It’s just the damp, bedraggled feeling you have during those drizzly walks and the clean up required afterwards. Clean up equals work!
So rain got me thinking… We need some indoor dog facilities. Doggy day cares are a booming business and a great idea for dogs who need company while their owners are at work. But what about when you just want to take your dog somewhere for an hour, to socialise with others, for some exercise and dream on… a coffee for their owners? Is it possible or just my dream?
Recently I revisited an old blog post of mine – Off leash parks and in the time since I wrote this, people have become more vocal about what they want. Time was when dog owners just said give me a place to walk my dog without a lead. Now they are demanding fences, poo bags, fresh water, trees, bush walks and more. Cafes in Sydney are now welcoming dogs, seated outside, of course.
Is it possible to have dogs indoors and still maintain dignity, cleanliness and a civilised canine/human community? We can do it for kids and parents so why not our canine companions? Do you know of any such establishments? What would be in your dream doggy day facility? Do they serve coffee? 🙂 Give me your thoughts…