Richardson residents will soon have access to a new dog day care and boarding kennel, known as K9 Resorts, located on the east side of Alamo Road.

The Richardson City Council unanimously approved a special permit for the new dog day care center, which will be located at 2100 Alamo Road, during an April 10 meeting.

“Our purpose is to provide a home away from home for dogs where dogs would love to stay and play,” Vice President of Franchise Operations Kevin Tennant said. “Customers will know that their dogs are cared for at a five-star level.”

Unlike dog day care facilities that focus on salon and grooming care, K9 Resorts specializes on creating a low-stress/high-enjoyment getaway for dogs, according to Tennant. Accommodations for dogs include luxury dog beds, specialty food and a choice of group play or personal playtimes.

The proposed facility is expected to have an estimated capacity of 120 dogs. Tennant said the location anticipates employing up to 25 people, with a maximum of five employees on-shift at a given time. The facility is projected to be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., with dedicated hours for day care customers from 7-9 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

The kennel is required to replace an existing concrete covered patio at the site with a 1,900-square-foot fenced outdoor artificial turf area. The outdoor area will be surrounded by an 8-foot-tall fence engineered to provide noise reduction and designed to replicate a masonry wall, according to Tennett. No other exterior improvements are proposed for the location.

Other details of the special permit include at least 18 parking spaces for the kennel and a minimum landscaping requirement of 4%.

For more information on the City Council meeting, click here.