CITY of Vincent council has put a “paws” on its decision regarding the area’s first dog day care.
Amanda Deurloo and Lucinda Cunningham envisioned the service at 16 Howlett Street, North Perth for up to 30 dogs on weekdays, and also provide grooming and behavioural training for local fur-babies.
Despite being among other businesses, City staff recommended against the dog day care, taking nearby residents and potential noise issues into account.
Ms Deurloo said the application was in full compliance, it passed its first acoustic report and it was unrealistic to think all dogs would bark simultaneously.
The application is for a maximum of 15 dogs outside at once.
Councillors were supportive of the venture, and acknowledged a demand for the service but wanted to see it in another location.
Councillor Roslyn Harley said she did not have an issue with the location.
“I don’t support the recommendation (to refuse the application); the area is a commercial zone,” she said.
“This service is needed; I read that we have the highest dog ownership per capita in Australia.
“It is a sound application and the business is suitable for the area.”
Councillor Jonathan Hallett suggested the City investigate other appropriate locations for a dog day care.
Council decided to revisit its decision at the July meeting.