We have our Certificate of Occupancy!!!
Only a few things left and we'll be moving doggy's in! Stay tuned for an announcement on the Northwest Dog Retreat"s New Facility Open House a date and time...!
TODAY WE FINALLY HAD THE FINAL, FINAL INSPECTION!! It went extremely well and the inspector was really nice and helpful. So, I'll be able to pick up the certificate of occupancy for the kennel sometime early next week! I can't believe that part's over, finally!
I'm working like crazy trying to get everything else in order, especially now that the snow is gone, the battery is replaced in the tractor, as well as a brand new tractor tire.
I was so relieved and excited to get that inspection done, with no strings attached, that I may have overdone it while working on finishing the fence. I accomplished a lot though. It got dark on me or I would have kept going, so I don't have any pictures from today, but here's a couple shots from earlier... (I'll get a couple "in progress" shots tomorrow).
Not the best pictures (and don't worry, it'll look totally awesome when it's done) so I'll explain: I need to fill the trench under the fence up to the bottom rail, which will bury more than a foot of fencing. It'll be filled with dirt, rocks, more dirt, and topped off with hogfuel for a nice play surface for the dogs, (and myself).
What else is left to do? Well, I'll tell you... Obviously the previously mentioned fence and fill, tweaking the fence gates so they latch properly, placing portions of railroad ties under the gates so they're escape proof, securing the kennels to the walls (they're all put together, mostly), prettying up the place, and a few other things. And then there will still be a few more things to do after the first "new kennel doggy guests" get to experience what all the hubbub has been about. But those things are just stuff most dogs wouldn't care much about: Organizational projects and finishing touches. I'll be moving the pups over to the new building as soon as is humanly possible!
More updates to come...
I started a boarding facility in July of 2014. I'm so excited to be able to surround myself with dogs, I thought I would write about the process.