IKEA designs spaces so customers can leave their pets outside while they go shopping

Furniture giant designed the waiting areas to stop dogs being left in cars.
Dedicated spaces come with artificial grass and a water bowl

If you have ever wanted to go shopping but had nowhere to leave the dog, IKEA may have come up with the perfect solution.

The Swedish furniture giants have created doggy parking bays where customers can leave their pooches while they have a wander around the store.

The dedicated spaces, complete with artificial grass, water bowls and a secure place to tie them, have been set up outside stores in Cologne, Germany.

It gives customers with pets a place to leave them while they negotiate their way around the furnishings shop.

The company is well known for its childcare areas and even set up a special installation – complete with a flatscreen TV showing sports and computer games – for retail fatigued men in Sydney, Australia, one Father’s Day.

This latest concept, which has proved popular with social media users, is designed to stop people from leaving their dogs inside hot cars.

Dog Beds

Shannah Fedus wrote: ‘IKEA is awesome and these need to be everywhere!’

Adriane Zane tweeted: ‘This is brilliant. German IKEA has #Dog Parking Lot so no dogs in hot cars. Good idea!’

But shoppers should be warned not to take pets to its shops in UK yet as the facility has not been made available at British stores.



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