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