Funky Signs: Park Your Pet Here

Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul

During our latest trip, we came across this funky sign in Athens, Greece, located in front of the Starbucks in Palaio Faliro, a coastal district and municipality in the southern part of the capital.

I loved the idea of having a doggy on the sign next to its text “Park your pet here” and a kitty cat under the “P” on the parking post.

Since the word “pet” is non-discriminating toward anyone who wants to take their cat for a walk as well as their dog, I do wonder if it’s as inclusive when someone shows up with their pet crocodile as part of their morning coffee run?

Please park your pet here

We noticed the sign as we were leaving with our Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Lattes and I stopped to take these pictures.

As I was doing so, a very friendly English woman asked where we were from. When we said “Romania” she replied that when she saw me taking pics, she figured we must be foreigners. She also mentioned that people are allowed to and they end up taking their pets inside anyway—so as far as signs go it’s not that effective. It’s still one of the cutest I’ve seen though!

Pet parking variation

We saw this second sign in front of a local shop, also in the same district. It’s cute with the little doggy drawing, but just doesn’t have the same ring and appeal as the previous one, right?


Estrella in the Greek Amphitheatre ruins, Taormina, Sicily

Estrella Azul is a young emerging writer, passionate about reading, floral art and photography, with an artistic personality and a soulful outlook on life. She is a Hungarian girl living and writing from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the capital of historical region Transylvania. Estrella is our European correspondent, she currently serves as the photo editor here at Milliver’s Travels, and she dreams of embarking on a round-the-world trip. To read more of her creative writing, her thoughts and daily happenings, visit Life’s a stage – WebBlog©. Read more of her stories on Milliver’s Travels by visiting Estrella’s story index.


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