Ruff Life: There’s a Dog Valet service coming to Ponce City Market


Ruff Life: There’s a Dog Valet service coming to Ponce City Market

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Steve Schaefer
Ponce City Market will soon offer a dog valet service at its entrance along the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail.

Does your pooch get too pooped playing on the Beltline to eat out afterwards?

Is Rover over that whole shop till you drop thing?

Never fear, Ponce City Market’s new Dog Valet service is here.

Well . . . almost here. Joining its already existing bike valet service, the doggy dropoff amenity will open in early August in the buzzy mixed used development that now occupies the renovated old Sears building on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Operated by Barking Hound Village, a dog daycare/grooming/boarding business that already has five locations in Atlanta, the valet service will be located just inside PCM’s entrance off the hugely popular Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline.

Along with runners, bikers, strollers and general all-around socializers, that stretch of the Beltline is a particularly favorite place for people to walk their dogs; now imagine them being able to drop off their four-legged friends for an hour or two and go on to join their fellow humans for a nosh in PCM’s trendy food hall, shop or even head up to the roof to play mini-golf at Skyline Park.

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“Being the first store off the BeltLine provides dog owners with the convenience and ease Barking Hound is known for and makes for an easy transition from exercising to shopping,” PCM and Barking Hound said in a release. 

Pricing for the valet services will be $12.00 for the first hour and $2.50 for each additional 15 minutes. Other services will be offered, including dog bathing, (pricing starts at $25 for a wash and dry in under an hour),  “King of Pups” frozen treats from the King of Pops eatery located in PCM’s Central Food Hall and more.

The Barking Hound valet service will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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