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  • Four on the Floor: Jessica from Bean Traders


    Win with the Four on the Floor Raffle: You could win a Barley's Buddies Gift basket by entering the Four on the Floor Raffle. If you win and are attending the APS Walk for the Animals, you can pick up the basket at our table, AND you'll get a special surprise gift.

    As I sit here with my terrible cup of coffee that I made this morning out of some cheap beans, I'm daydreaming about a mocha from this weeks' Four on the Floor featured guest: Jessica F., Super Barista from Bean Traders


    I previously spoke of my love for this amazing coffee shop, and we're so excited Jessica agreed to share her love for dogs and the Triangle with us. Also, we want to give a shout out to the fact that Bean Traders recently began selling our treats in bulk -- if you bring in your used Barley Labs bag or any other doggie treat vessel, you get a discount!

    Jessica's furry buddies include Mosley, a lab and (they suspect) great dane mix, and Olive, a pint-sized pit bull. Here's what she had to say to our Four on the Floor questions:

    1) What do you love most about dogs? Their personalities. Every dog I’ve owned or had the chance to be around all have such different and wonderful personalities. Plus, there is nothing better than the “Welcome Home!!” you get from a  couple of dogs.

    2) What is your favorite thing to do with your dog? I love days at the lake with my dogs. The whole experience is such a blast for them and fun to watch and be a part of. We're also big fans of afternoon naps.

    3) Favorite dog-friendly spot in the Triangle: The Remedy Diner, Downtown Raleigh. Veggie and Vegan friendly with a neat back patio/garden.

    4) Favorite person-friendly spot in Triangle: Fork and Barrel in North Raleigh. Lots of great local food and drink.

    About Four on the Floor
    We love the Triangle, and a major reason for that is because of how dog friendly the area is. So we decided as part of our "training" to get ready for the APS Walk for the Animals, we would start a new blog series called "Four on the Floor." From now until the walk on May 18, we'll roam around looking for great local businesses and ask them four questions about their love for dogs and the Triangle. Then, we'll post the answers so that you learn more about dog friendly places! And you can get in on the action and win a gift basket through the Four on the Floor Raffle!

    Shameless Plug: Help grant our small business wish!
    We've entered a small business contest to win $5,000 to put toward new equipment for our business. If you'd like to help us win, you can vote for us daily!
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