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July 15, 2013

Dog Tracks Resort offers pet owners a flexible boarding option

SPEEDWAY — Dog Tracks Resort at 2101 Cunningham Road, Ste. A, Speedway, aims to keep both its customers and their dogs happy by offering a flexible boarding option.

Owner Chris Gerth said Dog Tracks Resort, which opened May 14, mainly provides boarding and daycare for dogs, with a future goal of adding training and grooming, as well as space for boarding cats.

One of the main things that makes his business different, Gerth said, is that he’ll work with customers on when they can pick up and drop off their dogs.

“We do have regular hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” he said. “But we pride ourselves in that our customers can … have us available 24/7, 365, including holidays, to pick up and drop off their dog. Our thought is that if your plane runs late, you get stuck in traffic, or you’re simply having fun with your family, don’t rush, we’ll be here for you.”

Gerth said his resort features an indoor daycare center, and outdoor area, and 12 suites for housing the dogs.

“We have two sets of movable walls (in the indoor daycare center),” he said. “If we need to separate dogs and have a smaller area or bigger area, that’s what we do.”

For the outdoor area, Gerth said there are two areas for the dogs to be kept in, in case certain dogs need to be separated.

“Outdoors, we plan on building some permanent shade areas as well as different levels so they can jump up and play king of the mountain,” he said. “All the fencing is eight feet on the exterior. Then we put up the mesh for privacy … so the neighbors don’t have to see what we’re doing and we don’t have to see what the neighbors are doing.”

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