DogSpot and Purina team up to give shoppers in Michigan a safe place to keep dogs while shopping

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Running errands together creates a great bonding and socializing opportunity for dogs and their owners. But, what if it’s too cold or too hot to leave your dog in the car?
Well, unfortunately, the solution might mean needing to leave Fido home for his safety. Unless you can find a DogSpot location that is.
What is DogSpot?
According to a press release, it’s a hi-tech sidewalk sanctuary for dogs.

All DogSpot houses are temperature-controlled, shaped like a dog house and have:

•heated floors,


•puppy cam

•locking, shatterproof door

•fresh-air ventilation

•a vet-grade UVC light that activates between each use to sanitize the house.

In addition to free usage at DogSpot, DogSpot members will get exclusive perks inside the DogSpot app, such as discounts and free trials on Purina products.

In Grand Rapids Michigan lucky shoppers can use DogSpot for free. DogSpot and Purina have teamed up to provide a safe spot for dogs to hang out while their owners run quick errands at Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids Michigan. The DogSpot, which normally costs 30 cents a minute is now free for shoppers there to use, courtesy of Purina.
Bridge Street Market customers can easily access the houses through the DogSpot app, available for both iPhone and Android users, where they can view the locations in their area, and even reserve a house 15 minutes prior to arrival.

Shoppers can use the app-connected houses as a safer and smarter solution when shopping with their dogs, rather than leaving them in the car or tied up on the street.

To see if there’s a DogSpot location in your area, you can go to this link:

According to the press release, while 78 million dogs go on walk-able errands with their owners every week in the U.S., over half of retail establishments are legally prohibited from allowing dogs inside. DogSpot aims to make the world more accessible to dog owners and improve the quality of life of dogs.

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