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$850,000 kennel development approved in Mountain View County

Maximum of 55 dogs to be on proposed Dogpound neighbourhood kennel site at one time

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - The county’s municipal planning commission has approved a development permit for a proposed kennel in the Dogpound rural neighbourhood.

The move came during the commission’s recent regularly scheduled meeting, held in person and on Zoom.

The permit is for kennel, commercial and dwelling, single detached with attached accessory building.

The property involved is located northeast of the intersection between Rge. Rd. 35 and Twp. Rd. 303, at SW 20-30-3-5.

The $850,000 project includes a 5,800-square foot building.

“The applicants proposed a maximum of fifty-five dogs on site at any given time,” administration said in a briefing note to the commission. “The proposed fifty-five dogs encompass adult dogs and puppies. The breeding dogs are proposed at 25 to 28 females and seven to 10 males. This is thirty-five adult dogs for breeding and the remaining 20 is to account for puppies that may be on site.”

The applicant proposed to place poplar trees along the driveway and the kennel along the westerly property line for a buffer between the operation and adjacent properties, members heard.

The approval comes with a number of conditions, including the following:

• The dogs shall not be permitted to run free off the property.

• All exterior exercise areas shale, enclosed with a minimum six-foot high, climb-proof fence.

• The applicant, landowner and/or operator will not allow the dogs to bark or howl excessively or otherwise disturb any persons.

• The hours of operation for the office shall be year-year-round by appointment only between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

• Waste management of the breeding operation shall be in accordance with provincial requirements regarding waste disposal.

• All breeding operations and associate facilities shall be key in a manner satisfactory to the health authority and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.


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