A new Omaha business is bringing dog day care downtown.
Downtown Hound, recently opened by Julie and Tom Westman at 1513 Leavenworth St., will offer pet day care, grooming, boarding and dog and cat items for sale.
Downtown Hound will host a grand opening event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in its new space, formerly occupied by Kraft Furniture. The event is intended to introduce the new business to Omaha.
Julie Westman, who also owns Tully’s Kennels, said she felt dog grooming, daycare and boarding services were lacking in the downtown area.
“We just thought we needed to do it before somebody else does,” she said.
Westman said dog daycare is especially needed in the downtown area due to the fact that the majority of housing is apartments and condos.
“It’s comforting to know your dog has been busy exerting energy and it’s calm and ready to relax (after work), just like its humans.”