Metro Dogs, the new doggie daycare and boarding facility at 506 11th Ave N, will celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a blessing by “animal chaplain” Sid Korpi. According to owner Amy Rosenthal, the blessing is a great way to symbolize the building’s transformation from the former Animal Control building to a new state-of-the-art boarding facility.
“Out with the bad spirits, in with the good spirits,” said Rosenthal.
While Friday the 18th will feature the ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing on Friday, Rosenthal will hold tours of the facility on Saturday the 19th at 3 p.m. Metro Dogs features over 9,000 square feet of play area with movable dividers to accommodate multiple playgroups for dogs of different sizes. The sparkling clean facility also includes a boarding area for overnight stays and offers an “event package” for those who want to enjoy a night on the town before picking up their dog from daycare. For a flat $10 fee, a dog in daycare can be picked up as late as 10 p.m.
Rosenthal says business has been good in the first few weeks, and that downtown dog owners appreciate the location, cleanliness and flexibility of the packages Metro Dogs offers. One feature that will soon come online is a webcam that will allow customers to watch their dogs play from home or work.
For more information on Metro Dogs, visit metrodogsmn.com. The facility is currently accepting canine boarders for the busy holiday travel season.