Airbnb is popular among people because they can visit and book a temporary lodging at a minimal fee. Right now, a Brooklyn-based dog-loving woman is venturing into an Airbnb-like business for dogs. Chelsea Brownridge introduced the idea of having an Airbnb accommodation for dogs.
The idea came to her when she and her beloved pooch Winston had a summer getaway in a hotel in New York City. Now known as Dog Spot, this innovation allows dog-loving individuals to book an airconditioned hotel room for their dogs.
Since she is always busy with work, Brownridge developed this discovery. She does not want to leave Winston at home or inside a hot car. This is why she and her business partner, Todd Schechter, worked hard to come up with the idea of Dog Spot.
Dog Spot boasts air-conditioned doghouses that are now present in several streets in New York. Most of their doghouses are outside of restaurants and stores. Recently, Brownridge and Schechter expanded to different parts of the country.
This innovation is a win-win for both dogs and their owners. While the United States is a progressive country, there are still establishments that prohibit the entrance of dogs. This is for sanitary purposes. Although most dog lovers are disappointed with this, they do not have the choice but to follow.
Brownridge and Schechter developed this innovation to help dog owners rent a space whenever an establishment does not allow entrance to their dog. Dog owners can book a hotel for their dog through a mobile application.
A minimal fee of 30 cents per minute will be charged to the owner. If the owner wants to sign up for a monthly membership, it will only cost him or her $19.99. According to Brownridge, per experience, the minimum stay is 15 minutes. But there are times that some dogs go beyond this minimum. There is not a problem because the owner needs to pay additional charges per minute.
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Posted by Good Morning America on Thursday, July 5, 2018
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