The relocation of a Hampden business gives neighborhood dogs something to bark about.
The nine-year-old Good Doggie Day Care
will be moving from 3500 Ash St. to a larger space at 529 W. 29th
St. by early July.
The 14,000-square-foot location gives business owner JoAnne Garrett 5,500 square feet of more space and 13 playrooms instead of six. The new space, which formerly housed the Hanover Uniform Co., has two floors with a large ramp for the dogs.
“The new location is much easier to get to, and it won’t crowd the dogs,” Garrett says. “Also, some of our dogs are aging, and we’ll have a place for our ‘older kids’.” The new location will have a “Senior Paws” area dedicated to older dogs.
Garrett employs 23 and will will hire one assistant manager, one evening assistant manager and four daycare attendants for the new location.
Good Doggie takes care of 50 to 100 dogs per day. Prices range from $20 for one half-day session to $28 for five full-day sessions. One-third of the customers come from the neighborhood while many also come from downtown, Garrett says.
Contact: JoAnne Garrett, owner of Good Doggie Day Care
Writer: Jolene Carr