The high-tech dog kennels known as DogSpots have expanded in Seattle, and are now located at both the QFC and New Seasons in Ballard.
The idea behind DogSpot is to create a safe, clean space for pups while their owners are shopping. They’re operated via an app, and are lockable, self-sanitizing, camera-monitored, and temperature-controlled: heated in the winter, and air-conditioned in the summer.
Dog parents even have the ability to check in on their dogs via a “Puppy Cam” feed through the app.
Although they launched in Seattle in May, more kennels have been popping up all over the area — new DogSpots are now at Central Co-op in Capitol Hill and at the Inglewood and Kirkland Urban QFCs.
DogSpot was founded in New York City in 2015, but they say Seattle is home to the company’s largest network of kennels.