Good Dog Cafe: Making Dog Lovers’ Dreams a Reality


bearded man and his Weimaraner dog

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AMP) – Whether you’re a coffee drinker, crazy dog person, or on the working grind, Fayetteville’s Good Dog Café is soon to bring community to the Fayetteville area.

The dog café was built and will be run by the family of local Fayetteville residents, Micah and Tryphina Szabo. While the couple have been Fayetteville residents for 15 years, they said that the idea to start the business sparked their interest a couple of years ago. The cozy café, which is located in Southeast Fayetteville, will be a small, quaint place with a home-town feel with a big obstacle area for the dogs and a park, according to Micah.

“We have been married a little over ten years, and we have always had a fantasy of opening a little cafe serving breakfast and coffee and have always had a desire to work with animals,” Tryphina says. “We found a property that had a big, large fenced area and so we thought that we could put those ideas together and do something unique.”

Until the café is complete, the couple said that they can be found on the weekends at the local dog park with their five dogs or finishing touch-ups for the café’s building with their son. Without the help of contractors, the couple has saved money to invest in painting the interior and exterior of the property, finishing hardwood floors, and putting up fences.

“We have been renovating it though and it has been taking a lot of work and a lot of time, but I think it will be perfect for what we are wanting to do,” Tryphina says. The couple says they hope to run the café by themselves for as long as they can in order to get to know every new customer who walks through the door.

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