need a dog. Just so I can have this cute dog bed in my house! - Modern DIY dog bed - so cute! You could also use the same plans and use it as a kids play house (just drape a blanket over the top and you're good to go).
Have a door on the other side, customers can leave their dog while they check in in hands free. Employees can take the dogs right to the play area & come back. No awkward hand off. Dogs is under control the whole process.