Jessica Morrison is the owner and operator of The Furmont, which opened in December 2016.
Morrison has plenty of experience with four-legged friends, in fact, she’s been around dogs her entire life. She’s grown up with them, worked in vet clinics and managed SPCAs.
“I’ve dealt with pretty much any personality of a dog you come across,” says Morrison. “Everything from aggressive to nervous to overly friendly.”
She knows the importance of pets in people’s lives and how owners can obsess over leaving their dogs for days or weeks at a time. So the facility is outfitted with all the latest advancements for dogs. In fact, Morrison was so focused on putting everything in place for the canines who stay at the 19-suite kennel, for the first several weeks she was open she had yet to get a front desk for herself.
But now, everything is in place and things are going well. There are large, medium and small suites that can accommodate multiple dogs from the same family.
Some of the amenities include Kuranda orthopedic and chew-proof dog beds, soundproofing, climate-controlled space, including an HVAC ventilation system with heat pump and air conditioning, and calming music that plays over a speaker.
Morrison put in a multipurpose area with a walk-in tub for the dogs and now there’s an in-house groomer who rents space.