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.
33 Clever Ways To Store Your Shoes - Take up unused space by putting up shelves in the corner of the garage. I'm seeing these for recycling bins in the garage corner with one top shelf to hold the recycling bags, ties marker etc.