The Dog Cafe is located just northeast of Koreatown proper.
“Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix, or catch up with friends over lattes, snuggling lap dogs. And if you fall in love with one? You’re in luck – all dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes.”
Inspired by animal cafes in Asia, The Dog Café founder and owner Sarah Wolfgang has opened the first adoptable rescue dog café in the United States.
Visitors intermingle with rescue dogs from local shelters that are available for adoption. Specialty coffee, teas and a variety of lemonades are served in a café next door to the dog lounge. It’s also a fun place for people without pets to spend time with furry friends without the commitment of adoption.
Wolfgang works with the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and other shelters to rescue friendly dogs that could best benefit from socialization at The Dog Café.
Many of the adorable dogs have been overlooked due to age, special needs or behavioral issues that require training.
The café’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $10 per person, per hour and includes complimentary coffee, tea or lavender lemonade.
Advance reservations are recommended by visiting www.thedogcafela.com.
Children under 5 years old are not admitted for safety reasons.
Visitors ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.