Old Dogs, New Digs – Senior Dog Cottage Being Planned in Elk Rapids

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There are many charming retirement homes in northern Michigan but a new niche is about to be filled. Kim Nelson of Bowsers By The Bay, a cage-free doggie daycare and rehabilitation center is working to include a senior dog cottage at her Elk Rapids facility.

“We do dog camp and boarding for dogs, training and grooming,” Nelson said, “The senior dog cottage is going to be for senior dogs who are on their last years of life. Due to a number of circumstances like when people have to move and can’t take their dogs or can’t afford their medical bills, they are dumping their dogs in shelters when they’re like 12, 13 14 years old.”

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