Doggy day care idea gets a leg up

Proposals for dog day care centers will be approved on a case-by-case basis to avoid a required 200-foot setback from other businesses, the City Council decided today.

The council voted to change its city code to allow a business owner the option of applying for a conditional use permit to lessen the setback requirement for a kennel operation.

Robert Dudley, a 46-year-old Medford resident, has hoped to open a dog day care center near other businesses, but he said the 200—foot setback makes it almost impossible to find a location for his center

Dudley has argued that a dog day care center, which would operate during the day, would be different than a 24-hour kennel.

— Damian Mann


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