By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

This Dog Café Has Puppies On The Menu… And It’s A Genius Idea!

America's first dog cafe has recently opened up in Los Angeles. This isn't a cafe where you bring your own dog for a play date. Instead, it's a safe and accessible space for rescue dogs and potential owners to connect.

Shelters can be overcrowded, which triggers some rescues to react in unusual ways that can sometimes force visitors in the opposite direction. The Dog Cafe is a clean, open, and more comfortable environment for both parties. While pet adoption is a huge plus, it isn't the cafe's only goal.

According to the official site, the cafe is also meant to enable people to spend quality time with these loving animals without the commitment of adoption. Having a rough day or just love dogs? Stop by this snuggly spot!

Imagine having a cup of joe while being surrounded by the cutest crew ever. You might be dreaming, or you just might be visiting The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles.

Founder Sarah Wolfgang had the idea after saving dogs from meat markets abroad. Her experience and love for these four-legged friends run deep!

The cafe had its soft opening last December and will officially open its doors on April 7.

The main goal is set up forever homes for these sweet rescues, who learn a lot about socialization during their time at the cafe.

They also have plenty of space to run and play!

The adoption process can take up to a month. Inviting a dog into your home isn't like welcoming a guest. You're welcoming them into your family, so your suitability and commitment must be thoroughly evaluated. It's only fair!

"We consider The Dog Cafe a halfway house for dogs," Wolfgang said in an interview.

All the dogs come from local shelters, and there are anywhere between 8-14 running about the cafe during open hours.

Since the soft opening, 3 pups have found new homes!

Don't you think it's time for the rest, too?

Even if you're not ready for the commitment, you can always support the adorable crew by stopping by! The $10 entry fee includes a 55-minute visit and 1 beverage.

To make a reservation or find more information, including a helpful page of FAQs, please visit the official site and Facebook page. The address is listed below for your convenience:

240 N. Virgil Ave, Unit 13

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Where Virgil Ave., Silver Lake Blvd., and Temple St. meet.

(213) 810-2872

Sources: Eater LA, The Dodo