Fundraising Kicks Off For Canine Cafes

Cat cafes are a bit of a “thing” these days…those awesome spots where patrons can sip on coffee while bonding with at-risk felines who need a home. Now, the time has come for homeless dogs to get in on the “cafe-craze.”


The non-profit organization, NextGen Shelter Project, has started fundraising for “Canine Cafes” where homeless dogs can leave the traditional shelter environment behind and interact with people in a cozy setting. Visitors to the cafes can enjoy a beverage, while snuggling up to a dog who needs a home.

According to the NextGen Shelter Project, each Canine Cafe is projected to find homes for over 1,500 dogs each year. The Canine Cafe is the combination of a training center (with retail for sustainability) partnered with a dog cafe. The creation? An innovative, small scale animal shelter.

According to the NextGen Shelter Project:

Once each Canine Cafe is fully operational and successful, the location will be donated to a local animal welfare or rescue non-profit organization or partnership that has been instrumental in helping their local Canine Cafe achieve initial success so that they may carry on with the Canine Cafe project and save more lives.


The first Canine Cafe is scheduled to open next month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and fundraising is underway for more Canine Cafes in other large cities, including New York City, San Diego and San Francisco.

Read more about these innovative canine cafe adoption centers at this link.

Interested in supporting a Canine Cafe? Click here to read more.

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.