Australian Dog Cafe Gets Green Light to Stay Open

Happy barks for this couple and their dog-centric business! Thanks to News.com.au for this article. Dog cafe wins new leash of life By Saffron Howden...

Joy  |  May 2nd 2008


Happy barks for this couple and their dog-centric business!

Thanks to News.com.au for this article.

Dog cafe wins new leash of life
By Saffron Howden
April 23, 2008

A DOG-loving couple who were so afraid of losing their canine cafe they considered a “paw-tition” has won their bid to stay in business.

Chaka and Michael Lloyd-Jones have run the kiosk-style Cafe Bones at Leichhardt in the inner-west for the past two years.

Last night, after a nail-biting wait to hear what their future held, the Lloyd-Joneses were told they could continue serving up pupaccinos to the pampered dog set of Sydney.

Leichhardt councillors voted 6-4 for the pair to keep their lease on the council-owned property, rejecting a rent offer 500 per cent higher than the existing rate when the current arrangement expires in October.

The Lloyd-Joneses, who own two Japanese spitz and a chihuahua, were overwhelmed by the decision.

“It’s just amazing. I cannot believe the support that was there,” Mrs Lloyd-Jones said.

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