Looking to address a growing need in the Cape Region and her business, Pampered Pet Grooming Salon owner Melissa Rodriguez is expanding services by opening the Pampered Palace Doggie Day Care next door.
Located in units D and E at 19897 Hebron Road in Rehoboth Beach, Rodriguez said the day care is a service she’s basically been providing, but she said when space opened up next to her pet salon she knew it was time to expand.
“We were running out of room,” said Rodriguez, who has been in business for 18 years.
The daycare occupies one of the spaces formerly used by fitness center The Firm, but the space no longer has the feel of a gym. Instead, it’s been gutted, painted and fitted out with all kinds of toys designed to entertain dogs while their owners go play at the beach.
“It took about two months to all put together,” said Rodriguez.
The cost for half a day of pet care – less than five hours – is $20; a full day – 5 to 10 hours – costs $27.
Rodriguez said the hours for the doggie daycare are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, but, she said, there’s a possibility it will be open seven days a week if needed. Grooming salon hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information call 302-227-1871 or 302-212-2254, or go to thepamperedpetde.com.