Detroit Dog Daycare, Inc.
12,500 square feet
Detroit Dog Daycare, Inc. operates as Canine to Five in Midtown, Detroit. Services offered include daycare, attended overnight boarding, obedience classes and grooming services for dogs. Owner / operator Liz Blondy (pictured above with her two dogs), has a background in sales and marketing. She has resided in Detroit for many years and is actively engaged in support of retail in the City.
In 2005, to house the business operations of Canine to Five, Ms. Blondy purchased the 4,500 square foot building located at 3443 Cass Avenue; and purchased the adjacent 8,000 square feet of secured, outdoor play space in 2007.
Demand for services has grown consistently and capital improvements to the facility have been ongoing. Canine to Five employs a total of 12 full and part-time employees.
Financing for Detroit Dog Daycare, Inc. was provided by the the Urban Retail Loan Fund (URLF). The URLF provided a term loan to complete improvements necessary to continue to grow the business, maintain the building and improve the outdoor Dog Park. URLF financing was complemented by a Midtown Detroit Façade Grant.