I would like to start up a dog care and therapy training facility in my community. We don't have anything like this, as we are really rural. Being in Montana, it would be nice to have an indoor facility so my main reason for looking at some grant options is because I need to build a building.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
My goal right now as a startup for the business is $200,000. This includes building the building and getting some dogs to train, getting insurance on everything and every one, some certification training.
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There's got to be some grant money out there for a woman starting a business and something that will serve a purpose. It will take some time to get up and going, but I would think therapy dog training should fit somewhere also.
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Our organization is a(n):
For Profit, Individual, Hanson
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We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of:
Meagher County, Montana, US
While talking to serval pet owners, I have come to the realization for this desired service locally. Most dog owners have to schedule a trip out of town to take care of them. The focus of our company will be therapy dog training, overnight lodging, and daycare, recovery help, cleaning, and pampering of dogs and their homes. However, the services we provide will be above and beyond what our competition can offer.
3.1 Product and Service Description
Our company will be considered a dog care facility. At this time I am not going to get into cats and other pets. I will offer a wide range of services for dogs. Services are as follows and can also be found on our website:
Therapy Dog Training: Basic obedience training can help your puppy to prepare to become a therapy dog.
Overnight Lodging and Day Care: Our spacious facilities can meet all of your pet lodgings needs to be healthy and happy:
Ruff Recovery Helper: Most soft tissue surgeries can expect a two-three week recovery time for pets to resume normal exercise and daily activities.
Spa Services include:
• No Haircuts at this time, trimming and hairball removal only
• Full body massage
• De-shedding/Brushing and Dry
• Hands-on bathing
• Ear cleaning
• Check of anal glands
• Teeth brushing
Doggie Driver: The taxi service transports your dog from your home to the facility.
Kennel Cleaning & Sanitizing/ Mobile Washing Station: Life is stressful and so is keeping a clean pet home. I offer regular pet home cleaning visits for dog housekeeping to proactively reduce allergens, bacteria, and of course, homeowner stress!
Pet Portraits: I specialize in pet photography.
Pet Products: Not totally developed yet, work in progress mainly because I will need a special food license if I decide to sell the dog treats. So mainly right now I’m sticking with the homemade shampoos.
We have previously applied for a grant(s).
I did apply for an Amber Grant just a couple of weeks ago.
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
Just the Amber Grant was done online; I didn't keep a copy of it.
We do not have a fundraising packet.
We do not have an agency mission statement: We are a dog care facility dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality dog care, and furnishing a fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price. We would be able to provide a great indoor space with the facility for many other activities as well, especially for therapy dog training.