Dog daycare expected to open February 14th

Lara McKeown, Staff Writer

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Mrs. Newcomb’s veterinary class is planning to open a dog daycare this month that teachers and students can bring their dogs in to. In order to participate, dogs must have the basic core vaccinations. The daycare will be held on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to the end of the school day.

“We were originally supposed to open in January,” Mrs. Newcomb explained “but the CTE (Career Technical Education) office bought our equipment and there was a delay in installing our grooming tub.”

The daycare offers nail trims, baths, sanitary clips and basic grooming services such as de-matting. The students will be able to gain experience while earning money for the program.

“We’ll have very reasonable prices,” Mrs. Newcomb said “Students’ grades are performance based since majority of the work they do is hands on.”

The dog daycare will be capped at five dogs, so students and teachers will have to sign up beforehand. Next year, they hope to move the dog daycare to two days a week and maybe add a cat to the mix.

“We decided to start the dog daycare because it’s an awesome idea!” Mrs. Newcomb shared, “It will help students get experience in handling different animals safely under supervision.”

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