Vend a Dog a Bone
Candy and soft drinks, move aside--vending machines are going to the dogs, thanks to one pet lover.
What: Vending machine for pets
Who: Carlotta Lennox of Hey Buddy
When: Started in 2005
Startup costs: $6,000
When July hit Miami in 1998, everyone seemed to be enjoying the dog days of summer--except the dogs. As owners took giant swigs from their 32-ounce water bottles, their dogs ran to and fro, wearily retrieving makeshift toys in the afternoon heat. It was on one sunny afternoon in July that Carlotta Lennox rolled by a park on a pair of rollerblades, noticed that the dogs looked tired and hungry, and realized how she could give the day back to the dogs.
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