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Canine To Five opening $1.3M expansion in Detroit

Posted: 8:43 AM, Mar 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-25 08:43:41-04
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Dog daycare business Canine To Five will be expanding its location in Midtown Detroit.

The business first launched in 2005 and originally cared for seven dogs. Fourteen years later, the daycare averages 120 dogs a day and services now include grooming, training and boarding.

Owner Liz Blondy also has a second 22,000 square foot location in Ferndale.

The expansion will grow capacity to 175 dogs per day and there will also be special rooms for senior dogs, private play and small dogs.

"I am so grateful to my clients who trust us to take care of their beloved pets every day," Blondy said in a release. "As a small business owner, it is really important to me to listen to my customers. We have grown with their needs over the past 14 years."

"It's important to build a community of dog lovers in Detroit," she added. "That's why we launched Drinking with Dogs and our weekly Pack Walks. We don't make any money off these activities but our clients love getting to know one another."

The new season of Drinking with Dogs kicks off May 28 at The Skip and the Pack Walks leave from Cullen Park each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Blondy will cut the ribbon on the expansion on Monday, March 25.