Daycare for four-legged friends

Get your dogs ready because from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, Chad Bailey is hosting the grand opening of his new K-9 Detection Boarding Facility. The facility is located at 5761 Prospect Drive in Newburgh and Bailey said it is the perfect place to bring your dogs for an overnight stay when you are on vacation.

Bailey has actually owned and operated K-9 Detection Services, LCC, which uses canines to detect bugs and mold in people’s homes, since 2011.

Bailey’s said his love of dogs began as a K-9 handler for the Newburgh Police department and that it was his passion for dogs as a K-9 handler that jump started his idea of starting his business.

“Once I handled and trained dogs, I wondered what I could do to provide a service for people,” he said.

Bailey said he researched potential pet services online and that’s when he came across the possibility of using canines to detect mold and bed bugs.

“They’re just like bomb dogs or narcotic dogs,” he said, “But they are just trained to smell something different.”

Bailey uses three dogs for his services, Drama and Desa, who detect bedbugs, and Rocket, who can detect bedbugs and mold.

His business has grown so popular that nearly every pest control company in the tri-state, subcontracts with him.

Bailey said he came up with the idea of extending his company into a boarding facility around eight months ago.

Bailey said there are indoor and outdoor runs for dogs, as well as a large exercise and play area outside.

“It’s a state-of -the-art facility with climate control,” Bailey said.

For rates, any dog under 20 lbs is $25 and any dog over 20 lbs is $30 for one night. He said if owners bring in a second dog, they get a discount.

He said he will also offer obedience training for dogs

Bailey said the K-9 Detection Boarding Facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and prefers that people bring in their animals for the weekend before Friday nights. He said if someone needs to bring their pets in later or pick them up on the weekend, then he will have someone run over to the facility to handle that special request.

The grand opening will have food and drinks and Bailey said guests are welcome to bring their dogs, as well. For further information, contact Bailey at 812-305-5316.

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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