PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many doggy day care centers in the Philadelphia region are seeing a decrease in customers because most pet owners are now working from home.
But even during a pandemic, one Northern Liberties center is making a big splash this summer.
The Canine Sport ‘n’ Swim Club at 901 Front Street has a large outdoor space with a 24-feet long, 12-feet wide in-ground pool for dogs.
“Our best swimmer is actually a French bulldog. His name is Baxter and he swims all day long. We call him Michael Phelps,” said owner Ted Greenberg.
Greenberg said it took them three years before they could open in late February. The pandemic hit two weeks later, and they had to shut down the business for a couple months.
He said the newly opened business is now doing great.
“We have been adding three dogs a day. After 2.5 months, we already have 230 dogs. We are getting about 20 to 25 dogs a day,” he explained.
There are six webcams throughout the facility, where pet owners can keep an eye on their pooch.