People have just discovered that IKEA in Germany have parking lots for dogs

David Elkin

Ikea are well known for being innovators on the important issues of addictive shopping – and for being fairly sound to their customers as well.

Now, thanks to this tweet, the internet has discovered that IKEA in Germany has a parking lot for dogs so owners don’t have to leave them in hot cars for too long. They even have their own dedicated spaces:

Kudos to IKEA

But, even though it seems to be coming to many people’s attention now – the IKEA dog parking lots were introduced in Germany in 2012, and seem to have been a roaring success.

Look at them there, with the famous blue IKEA bag in shot too


They really go all out to make your pooch more comfortable:

Set up in the front of its store is a series of astro-turf lawns where owners can ‘park’ their dogs while they go shopping—IKEA even provides water bowls in case your canine companion gets thirsty.

Perhaps an idea for Irish IKEA stores – just so we can spend more time roaming their halls looking for bargains knowing the pooch is in good hands out front.

This newspaper headline once again proved the vital importance of quotation marks

Here’s what went viral today: Saturday