Booze hounds: ‘World’s first dog tap house’ gives abandoned pooches a home until they are adopted by punters having a pint
A dog enthusiast has opened up a new bar for animal lovers who want to enjoy barks and brews while adopting a new best friend.
The Sun reports that Scott Porter wanted a fun way to find a forever home for abandoned animals, so he opened Fido’s – a tap-house in Oregon where boozers can grab a pint before bringing home a pup.
It’s the world’s first dog tap house, the 57-year-old claims. “Since we opened in January 2018, people have shown both their contained and un-contained excitement at seeing rescue dogs living inside our bar,” he said.
Patrons can sip on craft beer, cider, wine, or mixed drinks or munch on bar bites while perusing for a prospective pet. Although people and pups can mingle, the dog and food areas are maintained separate “to follow the legalities,” Porter said.
The watering hole works in partnership with Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals to shelter homeless dogs at the bar until they’re adopted. More than 70 dogs have found an owner since the bar first opened its doors, according to Porter. “So far Fido’s have got 74 dogs adopted – and I cry for nearly every dog that gets adopted.” Although the stray dogs may have had a ‘ruff’ time in the streets, the bar tries to ensure their dog days as rescue animals are numbered. The pub’s website reads: “When you visit Fido’s, you’re doing more than having a good time at a craft beer bar, you’re helping the world to ‘Eat. Drink. Adopt.'”
(Story source: The Sun)