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  • Marge Creedon
    Marge Creedon
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    I just became unemployed and am tired off working for peanuts…drive 1 HR and 50 minutes round trip, Monday-Friday, pushed into full time(under protest), and running around like the manager of the place, for $8/hr. My raise after 1 yr was 30¢, and am told I’m lucky I got that. Well, no more!! I’ve been in business before, residential and commercial cleaning. At this time in my life, 63 yo, I cannot retire. My dog has severe separation anxiety. A bred known for that, cockapoo. This would be an ideal business. If there is an ordinance in my village against this, what type of facility should I look for, to possibly rent? If cheap enough. TIA
    Marge

  • Theresa
    Theresa
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    Hi, I am in the process of building a 2 run kennel behind my house, I can keep up to 5 dogs without it being a business per the adm & zoning with no HOAs. As a good neighbor, I am installing soundproof & anti-fight panels as well as enclosed fencing. My end goal is to purchase more land and build up to 5 kennels,but for another day. Question,since I am not considered a business how do I go about License and insurance. Thanks, Theresa

  • TheRev
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    I don’t see it mentioned here but the main reason ppl use a day care is they don’t have time in the work day to exercise and stimulate their dogs. As a 4 dog owner I would be noticing- is the caregiver fit enough to exercise my dogs? Is the caregiver knowledgeable enough to circumvent a fight? (Even the BEST dogs will get into a scuffle-can you anticipate it and prevent it or at the very least intercept before any damage is done?) do you know basic CPR? If there is an emergency at your home-in your city-like a flash flood (yes, it happened in hours) do you have a contingency plan?

  • Rachel
    Rachel
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    I’ve been looking into dog waste composting you should check it out, it’s pretty efficient and not very costly

  • Halina Zakowicz
    Halina ZakowiczAuthor
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    Hi Shannon, Sorry to hear about your job, but kudos to you for taking the initiative and looking into doggie daycare. As for the poop, you’ll have to do what many dog owners (like me) do, and either throw it out into the garbage or find a more creative alternative, like burying or even burning it (in a firepit). I’ve also seen dog poop services that will come over to your house and clean up your yard. Good luck to you.

  • Shannon
    Shannon
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    I’m about to become unemployed. After 5 years at my curent job and repeatedly seeing the corporate greed overtake human life-lines, I’m tired of depending on that monster for my livelihood. I was thinking of starting a small dog, doggie day care from my home. What about the poop?

    • Theresa
      Theresa

      I have read about the inground septic tanks for a small price at k9 kennel, not sure if it works, but I plan on trying it. Theresa

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