Pet boarding

Two boarding houses for pets planned for fishermen


Own a dog or a cat? Two new boarding and pet care facilities are planned for fishermen.

4 Fort Wayne-based Paws Lodge LLC and Horizon Investors LLC are planning to open 4 Paws Lodge at 11787 E. 131st St. (see first rendering), where Pierson Bark Private Park is located on a 6.82 acre property. The existing building on the property would remain, according to site documents filed with the city.

Horizon Investors acquired the property from Heather Pierson last year, according to public documents. As of March 1, the property had an estimated value of $ 282,000. Pierson’s Bark Park opened in 2005.

The new 31,400 square foot 4 Paws Lodge building would be used for overnight accommodation, pet care, a spa, animal training classes, staff offices and a gift shop.

Fifteen cat suites with an open play area and 150 dog suites will be available for overnight stays. Indoor and outdoor play areas will be used for daycare services. Professional pet grooming and spa services, such as massage therapy and specialist coat treatments, will be offered, along with gourmet dining options.

Fishers City Council approved plans for 4 Paws Lodge earlier this year. The opening date of the facility was not immediately clear.

The Pet Palace chain recently filed plans for a 15,172 square foot building (see second rendering) on 1 acre lot at 11696 Fishers Corner Blvd., directly east of Target and near downtown.

Boarding for dogs and cats will be offered, as well as babysitting and grooming services. An outdoor play area will also be built with the building.

Pet Palace has another location in Indianapolis, at 9502 Angola Court, near 96th Street and Michigan Road. Four other locations are in Ohio.

The Fishers Pet Palace project still requires approval from municipal authorities. Project representatives did not immediately respond to IBJ’s request for more details.

Pet Palace and 4 Paws Lodge would be approximately five miles from each other.