Dog and Cat Kennel Business Plan
Compassion Pets will be a full-service animal care facility dedicated to consistently providing a home for cats and dogs by rendering excellent service, quality pet care, and furnishing a fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere. We will maintain a friendly creative environment which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work, while matching abused children with pets.
Teaching kids to have compassion and empathy for their furry friends is vital for preventing cruelty to animals as well as raising them to respect and treat those animals with respect and compassion. Compassion Pets will include overnight care, in-home care, pet grooming, animal behavior, pet portraits, gift and pet specialty products, 24 hour service, and special requests, at one facility. It is absolutely essential for the humane movement to embrace the community we serve. We can not save the lives of animals without peoples’ help.
Chevez Moore, owner, has a Master’s Degree with undergrad degrees in Human Services and Medical Assisting. My goal is to end animal and child abuse in America. I have earned the respect of my colleagues through hard work and dedication. Chevez is a graduate from Warner Pacific College. Warner is a Christ-Center college, and I am being guided by GOD. Chevez cares for pets of friends often, and at any given time there have been one or more animals living in her home. From business colleagues to friends surveyed, Chevez has what it takes to make this venture extremely successful. She will count on her reputation to exceed expectations while continuously establishing an active client base.
To achieve our objectives, Compassion Pets is seeking a long-term commercial loan. This loan will be paid back from the cash flow of the business within seven years, collateralized by the assets of the company, backed by personal integrity, experience and a contractual guarantee from the owner. Start-up costs will be used to purchase fixed assets, supplies, advertising, and opening cash on hand.
To provide excellent animal care in a pet friendly atmosphere while ensuring our client, both pet and children, receive excellent service in a playful safe environment.
The project information for my business is:
Project Name: Compassion Pets
Proponent/Concept: provide a clean, upscale, odor free, enjoyable environment conducive to giving professional trusting service. This program would provide abandoned cats and dog shelter, food, medical care, and match them with an abused child, offering animals a wide range of services in one environment.
How many people are required: 23- offering animals a wide range of services in one environment.
Location: Troutdale, Oregon
How many locations: credibility, integrity, and 100% dedication from 23 employees at one workplace.
NEEDS: off the shelf stuff
How much will it take to do it: $1million
Studies have shown a frightening connection between animal abuse and family violence in the home. In fact, one of the first studies to address the link between child abuse and animal abuse discovered that 83 percent of homes with abused or neglected children also had abused and neglected pets. Many law enforcement and child protection professionals are now aware that children or adults who abuse animals were often abused themselves as children. Research has also shown that people who abuse children often abuse companion animals in the home. This program will take a unique approach regarding the connection between animal abuse and child abuse by focusing on the relationship between children and their companion animals and how children of abuse may protect and seek comfort from their companion animals after cycles of abuse; abusers in the home may use and fulfill threats against companion animals to seek compliance and silence from child victims of sexual and physical abuse; and services for the entire family including companion animals, all in an effort to end the cycle of family and animal violence in the home.
The Relationship between Children and Their Companion Animals
The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 70 percent of American homes with children under the age of 6 have at least one companion animal (primarily a dog or cat); that 78 percent of American homes with children over the age of 6 have at least one companion animal; and that 72 percent of companion animals with children in the home have women as their primary caretakers. Ask young children who their best friend or favorite “sibling” is, and many will cite their pet. Companion animals often provide comfort, security and unconditional love to frightened and abused children.
An abusive parent or member of the household may exploit the loving bond between child and companion animal to threaten the child into silence regarding the abuse, or to compel compliance from the child. The abuser may threaten to harm or kill the family pet to ensure the child’s silence or compliance. By silencing the child, the abuser also seeks compliance with future occurrences of abuse. Some children may even allow themselves to be victimized to save their companion animal from being harmed or killed.
Many women in abusive homes are hesitant to flee with their children to a place of safety because of prior threats made by the abuser toward companion animals in the home. If a
Companion animal is left behind in the home; abusers may use the pet as a pawn to force their domestic partners or children to return home. When companion animals can be placed in a safe environment at a no-kill humane shelter or a pet-friendly family violence shelter, abused family members are more likely to leave the abusive home.
Enhancing our awareness and knowledge about the relationship between violence to animals and violence to children provides a unique opportunity to enhance our services to both. Children who have been victimized by physical, sexual or emotional abuse and who have difficulty with disclosure in the process may find comfort in caring for their companion animals.