is there a need in Texas?
I am just tossing this around- I have been a nurse for 25 years, but unable to work now due to breaking my neck at work. I will be moving to Texas- I am not sure exactly where, but somewhere outside of San Antonio (probably east/north of there), outside Austin, Bastrop- somewhere where I will be by hospitals in case I will be able to go back to nursing sometime-(I hope). Anyway, I was thinking of building a SMALL dog/cat and/or horse boarding facility. It would be compliant with codes. The boarding of horses would only be short term- say for someone going on vacation, due to too much lifting/heavy cleaning. The dog/cat part would be small- maybe 5-10 dogs. I want it to not be like a typical kennel- it would have kennels-runs according to code, but I want the animals to have a more 'home' environment- possible having play time in my yard/home- not just being in a kennel/run. I am not sure how to go about this part, as it is just a thought at this time. Anyway, is there a need for good/quality dog sitting/boarding in these areas. It would make no sense for me to invest in quality building/kennels, etc. if there is not a shortage in these areas. My daughter wanted to board her dog last year, and she had a terrible time finding a place- most said they were full for several months in advance.. I used to show dogs in obedience many years ago, and have shown horses most of my life, so I not just someone who is thinking about this for 'the money'- it is a life interest. Just a thought at this time- Thanks