CANINE FIX: Cafe allows customers to enjoy coffee and adopt a dog at the same time

A CAFE in Spain has doubled up as a dog adoption centre where customers hang out with cute canines over a coffee

The Doger cafe in Madrid, the only one of its kind in Spain, has been a hit amongst animal lovers, with 12 dogs adopted to date.

Founders Roberto Aláez and Javier Alcazar started the cafe after contacting dog shelters and offering to advertise dogs up for adoption.  

Aláez told the Daily Mail: “We are adopting many shelters in such a short time, and above all we are transmitting consciousness to the people through great communication.”

PUFFED OUT: Two of the cafe’s pooches take a time-out

The dogs interact with visitors and prospective adopters for about 15 minutes, and get to cool down with a two-hour nap period.

A second cafe is set to open in Barcelona followed by another in Madrid.

The owners also have sights on the South American market and are in the advanced stages of bringing the new concept to Peru.

Aláez said: “In addition to creating this community for the world of pets, the awareness reduces abandonment in a remarkable way.”

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