In this new “dog bar”, all the doggies are up for adoption

A few months after the closing of the last cat bar in Nantes, animal lovers will be able to find themselves at a new address. Saturday afternoon, Leïla and her three four-legged friends will welcome their first customers in this funny café called “Adopthé”, located on boulevard Dalby. “All the dogs here are up for adoption,” explains the 23-year-old young woman, passionate about animal causes. The goal is to help people take the first step, to show them that these dogs are often loves, but not valued enough in shelters. You can also simply want to come to have a good time. »

In this “dog bar” (at least two others exist, in Lille and Montpellier), open from Tuesday to Saturday, it will be possible to have a drink, eat vegan biscuits, but above all to pet and play with the doggies who will walk there. Like Osman, a friendly four-year-old German shorthaired pointer. The association 1,000 mustaches, of which Leïla is one of the volunteer foster families, recently saved him from euthanasia, after his master refused to pay the veterinary fees to treat him. “He is very sociable with humans, children, and his congeners, observes Leïla, who brings the dogs back to her house in the evening. These are essential criteria for him to feel good in the cafe. »

If a “coup de coeur” occurs between a customer and an animal, a classic adoption procedure will then be initiated, for at least 200 euros in fees and several interviews. “We make sure of the person’s living environment, that it is compatible with the dog… The objective is to move towards responsible adoptions”, says the young woman. In addition to Osman, Olga also hopes to find her new masters quickly. “She’s a little fox-cross dachshund, super cuddly and a little naughty. Many customers will fall for her, that’s for sure! »

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