Dog café in LA

[Animals ★★]


People in Los Angeles, California, can have a cup of coffee and play with dogs at the same time at a dog café. Every single one of the dogs has been rescued from shelters. Now they are being rehabilitated by café owner Sarah Wolfgang and her staff.

The owner wants to decrease the number of dogs that are euthanized in Los Angeles shelters. She also hopes that there are going to be more cafés like this one, so more dogs will not die.

Many people like the idea, so the café can be quite expensive. To get one cup of coffee and 55 minutes with the dogs costs 10 dollars.

WORDS: 113


VOCABULARY: café, shelters, rehabilitated, decrease, euthanized, quite


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Would you consider rescuing a dog from a shelter? Why or why not?
  3. Which pets are popular in your country? Why do you think they are?
  4. Why do people have pets?
  5. Do you think the owner came up with a good idea to rescue dogs along with operating a café? Why or why not?


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

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Image Source: By Akaporn Bhothisuwan from Los Angeles, USA – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

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