SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (WXIA) -- At the Perk-N-Pooch
in Sandy Springs, many customers come in on all fours.
"I think it's great that you can come,
drop your dog off, get coffee, go on an errand and come back," one customer
Perk-N-Pooch combines two seemingly
unrelated businesses: a coffee shop and a grooming salon.
"People always ask how we came up with
that," said co-owner Renee Guerrisi said. and her husband came up with the idea
to combine two of their loves.
"We've seen it work in visiting other
locations in other states, they've actually done this," Guerrisi said. "We
wanted to be the first in Georgia to put the two together..
City code requires some separation between
the drinks and the dogs, but there's a service window where you can order from
"It's worked out great. It's just getting
people acclimated to how this works, cause they're like, can I take my dog in
there? No, but you can enjoy your coffee out here," Guerrisi said.
There are self-wash stations and groomers
on staff, plus plenty of room to relax with the whole family.
Coiffed canines and caffeine -- an unusual
combination that could catch on.
Perk-N-Pooch is located at 6690 Roswell
Road, Suite 360.