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A Dog's Life

Day-care center for dogs

This story appears in the May 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

After their mommies and daddies drop them off, the clients ofthis Orange County, California, day-care center spend their dayromping on the jungle gym, playing with toys, and listening tomusic. Those who prefer to chill out can lounge on sofas whileothers participate in etiquette lessons. When it's time for apotty break, the day-care denizens toddle on over to an indoorgrassy area constructed specifically for this purpose and, well, gowith the flow.

Not just anyone is admitted to the center, which charges $25 perday, including snacks. Like any good program, the center screensits applicants. Candidates can't bite, and they have to playwell with others, be spayed or neutered and walk on all fours.

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