DogSpot Partners with Albertsons in Idaho
DogSpot has set up two of its sidewalk dog sanctuaries outside of Albertsons in Boise and Meridian, Idaho. The partnership marks the first grocery store in Idaho to offer this service to shoppers, company officials said.
“At Albertsons, we are always looking for ways to better serve our customers,” said John Colgrove, Albertsons Cos. intermountain division president. “Having DogSpot houses available at our two Albertsons stores will offer our customers who are running errands with their pets a safe and comfortable option for them while they do their shopping.”
The houses are app-connected and available on both iPhone and Android. Customers can reserve a DogSpot house up to 15 minutes before or use an available house immediately upon arrival.
“The houses lock to allow only the customer’s specific app account access to the house while their dog is inside, to ensure the dogs safety while the customer shops,” said officials at DogSpot, which is headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y. “They’re also temperature controlled with fresh air ventilation to keep an optimal temperature inside for the dog and equipped with vet-grade UVC lights that sanitize the house automatically between each new session. Customers can monitor their dog through the DogSpot app’s puppy-cam feature while they shop.”
DogSpot officials said they hope to expand to additional Albertsons-owned grocery store locations over the coming months.
Albertsons Cos. operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company, Plated, based in New York City.