Now you can park your dog at Brooklyn Public Library
Ribbon Cutting Party Saturday on National Dog Day
You probably won’t find a parking space for your car, but if you live in Brooklyn, you might find one for your dog.
Brooklyn Public Library will be cutting the ribbon on two new Dog Parker houses at the Central Library on Saturday as part of their National Dog Day celebration.
The little white Dog Parkers are popping up outside of dozens of shops throughout Brooklyn. (There’s a map of where to find them at www.dogparker.com/locations .)
The Dog Parker company, started by Brooklyn resident Chelsea Brownridge with Todd Schechter, say the high tech, temperature-controlled units provide a safe place to park your dog while you shop or browse the stacks.
The Dog Parkers are also internet connected, allowing you to keep tabs on your pup, or reserve a space in advance.
Dog Parker was the second-place winner in the 2015 Brooklyn Public Library Power Up! Business Plan Competition.
Another high tech dog company is also sponsoring the event. Slobbr (www.slobbr.com) is an app that allows you to search for new doggie friends and discover dog-friendly places in your neighborhood.
Other National Dog Day events at the library on Saturday include a pup party on the plaza, complete with a fashion show (11 a.m.), storytelling, pet adoptions, dog portraits (9:30 a.m. to noon), a doggy wading pool and a full slate of dog-themed activities, treats and more. See the full schedule at: www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/pups-plaza-central-library-plaza-082617 .
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