After a long battle pet project becomes reality
PIP and Ross Carlysle-Sainty are celebrating the opening of their TLC Pet Care dog boarding operation at Moonee - three years after they first received approval for their kennels.
"We are very happy to finally be able to provide this service to residents of Coffs Harbour and tourists," Mrs Carlysle-Sainty said.
It has been a long, bumpy road to opening day for the family, which fought two different court cases over conditions relating to improvements to the access road and intersection imposed by Coffs Harbour City Council.
A number of neighbours objected to the dog kennel development due to the condition of the small rural access road.
"It has all been about a private right of carriageway," Mrs Carlysle-Sainty said.
"You would not wish it on your worst enemy and it never should have happened.
"They could have had a bitumen road (for the cost of the legal actions)."
Now that the anxiety and expense of the legal fight is behind them, the Carlysle-Saintys are asking their clients to respect their neighbours and keep their speed down to less than 40kmh.
TLC provides pet transport and home pet care services in the area between Bonville and Corindi in addition to their new boarding kennels.
Mrs Carlysle-Sainty said they opened seven days a week and did not charge more over peak periods and public holidays nor charge extra for services like giving medications, storing food or providing extra exercise.
She said they had six outdoor exercise yards, some 30m by 10m plus an indoor arena for wet days and indoor play, while the kennels themselves exceeded Code of Practice standards.
The boarding kennels are on a 6ha property at 81d Old Bucca Rd, Moonee Beach.
She is inviting interested people to inspect the new centre by appointment.
TLC Pet Care can be contacted on 0402 602 090 or 0429 440 703.