Overview: Boarding and Day Care of pets, including dogs, cats, and small animals, while families are away on vacation or business or when daily schedules do not allow for proper care of their pets. Clientele is primarily couples, families, single professionals and seniors in Washtenaw and Livingston counties with some from as far away as Wayne County.
The business was established in 1989 by the original owner and purchased by the current owner in 1999.
Facility: Located in a rural setting on 10+ acres of rolling property consisting of an owner’s residence, plus 5912 sq. ft. (combined) kennel buildings, pole barn construction, concrete floors, heated and air-conditioned, all updated and well maintained. Fenced outdoor play areas with either seal-coated concrete or pea gravel. All buildings are fully utilized with room available for new construction to support growth and expansion.
Team: The fulltime manager and several longer-term employees will provide continuity following the sale. The employees have invested a lot of personal time and effort to know each pet and any special needs.
Hours: Monday through Saturday – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm,
Sunday open 4:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. for pick-up only
Growth: There are a number of possibilities for future expansion. With considerable open acreage, a new owner may consider adding more boarding space and include indoor play/training center. Increasing the day care program, adding obedience or other specialty training programs either under a ‘class’ format or as a component of boarding and day care could prove to be a solid growth strategy. In addition, adding Spa Services with grooming, pet massage, chiropractic, hot oil treatments, etc. could build the business beyond current levels.
NATURE OF TRANSACTION
The business is offered in an asset sale. Included in the valuation are all the tangible and intangible business assets including inventory and real estate, but excluding cash, cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Transition description: A fully trained and capable staff handle the daily operation of the business. The retiring owner is willing to provide transitional training for the new owner and could be available on a part time basis for special needs.
Deal Structure: Prefer cash to seller at closing for real estate and business. Minor seller financing may be considered on the business for a proven credit-worthy buyer.
3 bedroom home has been updated over the years and has large bedrooms, a living room, dining area, back entry area and a large patio area on the back of the house with a fence around it for privacy and a detached 2 stall garage. Renovations done in 2015 to the house: New carpet put in the dining room, living room and master bedroom. All walls and ceilings were painted and a new furnace installed. Large Kennel operation, est. 1983. Kennel has 68 dog pens. Pens are 4 foot by 5 foot with an attached run way. Also there is 20 pens for cats. Morton Pole building (42 ft. x 45 ft.), with a Grooming Room and 5 box stalls for horses or livestock and a loft for storage above the stalls. 10 acres or up to 38 acres mostly wooded. For more information on the kennel go to the website at whiteoakspetmotel.com.
If interested please contact Les at (231)652-9372 (kennel phone number).