I suppose my question is around safety. What I do know is with all the news we've written about people leaving their dogs in the car (during really warm temperatures) this is certainly the alternative folks should consider instead.
Yet would I feel comfortable the air conditioning would stay on or someone couldn't steal my dog? If the errand was fast I'd consider it and obviously, I walked to the store and didn't put my dog in the hot car.
They're also not cheap! The cost is 30 cents per minute. They also clean themselves automatically.
KGW News reports as there are a few now available at a local grocery store in Portland, Oregon.
"Outside each of its three Portland-area grocery stores, Zupan's Markets has placed climate-controlled dog houses that shoppers can rent while inside the stores. The homes are provided by DogSpot, a New York company that has homes placed in Seattle as well.
Each home is air-conditioned and secure using a door that can only be unlocked by the person that rented the home through the app. They are also self-cleaning using a vet-grade UV light that sanitizes the bacteria after each use."
A few folks are interviewed, see what they think!
You can watch your pet the whole time you're in the shop on a puppy app on your phone.
Would you use one of these houses, please let us know what you think below?
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