How cool! I want one of these in my neighborhood!
Thanks to DallasNews.com for this article.
No More Playing Dead: Dog vending machines a downtown tipping point
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The red vending machine on the Browder Street plaza between Jackson and Commerce in downtown Dallas seems odd when you first come across it. The contraption contains doggie delicacies, which makes you wonder: Do dogs really need their own vending machines these days?
When a downtown has enough dog walkers to merit a dog vending machine, that’s a good sign. When you stop and think about that machine, though, you realize it’s one of those canaries-in-the-coal-mine things.
If there’s a dog vending machine downtown, that means there are plenty of dogs downtown.
If there are plenty of dogs downtown, that means there are plenty of dog owners.
If there are plenty of dog owners, that means downtown really is turning a corner.
Trust us, five years ago such a machine in the city’s center was unimaginable. Now, the owners of the renovated Dallas Power and Light Co. building think it’s a smart investment for their residents. (And, of course, for the residents’ dogs.)