The Well-Mannered Dog Center to re-open after 2014 tornado

Nanook, a client of The Well-Mannered Dog Center
Nanook, a client of The Well-Mannered Dog Center

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) More than a year since a tornado ripped through parts of the Kentwood-Wyoming area, The Well-Mannered Dog Center is finally back open for business.

Damage to The Well-Mannered Dog Center after July 6, 2014 tornado
Damage to The Well-Mannered Dog Center after July 6, 2014 tornado

The Well-Mannered Dog Center was damaged down to its foundation in the July 6, 2014 tornado. The building sustained tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. More than 60 dogs were inside at the time, along with trainer Laura Kidea. Owner Kathryn Snyder says policies at The Well-Mannered Dog Center made it possible for Kidea and all the dogs to survive. There is a staff member on site at the Center 24 hours a day. Kidea was able to implement the policy of getting all the dogs to the interior of the building. The dogs are also not crated at night, so they were able to respond to her commands.

The Well-Mannered Dog Center will re-open for boarding on September 3, just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Registration for boarding is available online.

A grand re-opening party is planned for Saturday, September 19. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., come out to see some of the classes offered at The Well-Mannered Dog Center, including obedience, agility, and freestyle.

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