“I wanted to provide a higher standard of dog boarding kennels that what was on offer locally plus further afield. I quickly realised that to do it properly and on the scale that I wanted, I would need outside help. I approached Dublin Rural LEADER and they listened to my ideas. They invited me to submit an Expression of Interest, which was approved. Dublin Rural LEADER were very helpful in guiding me through the process. I submitted a detailed business plan and filled out all the forms to apply for the grant. When my grant application was approved, I was delighted. It meant I could plan ahead and make a start on my project. Being accepted for LEADER funding meant that I could proceed with my plans on a grander scale than if I did not have funding. My experience with Dublin Rural LEADER is a positive one. I received excellent guidance and I’m really pleased with my completed project. This has given me a viable business to work in and also an opportunity to grow it as a family business. Thank you to all Dublin Rural LEADER staff.” Antoinette Carroll
Boarding and day care facility for dogs, is comprised of 10 kennels, large exercise area and a dedicated play area. The business is located close to M1 which makes it easy to reach and allows for business expansion. The business provides a service to the local community and, for holiday makers requiring quality care for their dogs. It is the only one small scale kennel in the area to provide quality boarding and a dedicated day care program. The business promotes animal welfare by adhering to the guidelines provided by local councils.
The promoter is planning to provide a dog grooming service in the future, which will increase the customer base as there is no such service in the area.