Dog Parker, Handy Pay-Per-Minute Kennels That Provide a Safe Place for Dogs While Their Humans Run Errands

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Dog Parker is convenient way for humans to ensure the safety of their dogs while running errands. Brainchild of Brooklyn-based Chelsea Brownridge, the subscription based service partners with local business to place handy pay-per-minute “smart” kennels outside their stores and restaurants in order provide dogs with comfortable and safe protection against the elements in public areas. In October 2015, Dog Parker tested the first kennels out Fort Greene, Brooklyn. They are currently embarking on an effort to expand their reach and provide public memberships throughout Brooklyn and other cities. The process is simple.

You must be a member to use Dog Parker (kind of like ZipCar and CitiBike). Dog Parker costs twenty cents a minute (twelve dollars an hour). Use of a Dog Parker house is timed and charged by-the-minute so you have the most flexibility and only pay for the exact amount of time you use. The houses are smart with webcam and temperature monitoring. Dog Parker houses are professionally sanitized every day and on an as-needed basis depending on usage rates, the weather, and other conditions. Your dog must be at least four months old to use a Dog Parker house and must be up-to-date with their vaccinations.

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