Dogfather On-site Doggy Daycare and Grooming

The Dogfather's sister location, Fetch by The Dogfather, is a unique amenity to Chelsea's One North of Boston luxury apartment buildings and has gained attention from not only many real estate publications nationwide, but developers who wish to collaborate on similar projects with us at their future locations. The Dogfather will be opening up a new on-site doggy daycare location in Revere in February 2019, a location in Seaport in August 2019, and is currently working with Millenium Group on opening up an on-site doggy daycare in the Spring of 2020 at their Winthrop Square location in downtown Boston. The Dogfather team will be putting our own staff in these buildings and will operate these amenities as a third party. 

Fetch serves as the One North of Boston's #1 utilized amenity for tenants over the fitness center, pool, and more. The focus behind Fetch was to create an all-inclusive pet service to draw dog-loving tenants to the complex and has proven to reduce costly tenant turnover by at least 20% while also resulting in a 40% tenant retention rate during peak leasing months. Fetch offers doggy daycare, walking, grooming, and cat care services at well below market pricing, all with complimentary pickup and drop off to One North of Boston Tenants.

Why The Dogfather:

The continued success of this tenant amenity revolves around putting the right people in place to execute the service. A local dog service was hired prior to The Dogfather to manage the doggie daycare operations. Unfortunately, it was not a good fit, nor was there much tenant use. Karen Ray and The Dogfather stepped in and completely turned the service around by creating a welcoming and fun environment for both tenants and their pups, while providing top-notch customer service. Fetch by Dogfather has drawn numerous tenants to One North while simultaneously reducing turnover.

Strategic Partnerships: Karen Ray and The Dogfather Team can create a strategic partnership with your development team by using the success of Fetch by The Dogfather's business model in your new building! The amazing thing about a partnership with The Dogfather is our dedication to maintaining the entire amenity ourselves- all janitorial needs and general upkeep is taken care of by our staff. We also utilize a liability waiver that allows for us to bypass bothering your concierge and obtaining a key directly from residents in order to making our dog-walking service a breeze for tenants. We are dedicated to working with you in order to make your investment in this amazing amenity as successful as possible.

Consulting Services: Aside from onsite-management, Karen Ray and The Dogfather can create a road map to implementing a successful doggy-daycare as a tenant amenity for your residents. Consulting can include layout design, staffing requirements, safety training, and operation execution.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Dogfather team if you are interested in designing the perfect on-site doggy daycare tenant amenity for your new location!


Featured in Time Magazine:

Pet day care, dog walking, grooming, and other pet services can be expensive if you have to hire someone to do them. Including this with your rent is often cheaper and more convenient. More apartment communities are following this trend, set by apartments such as One North of Boston in Chelsea, MA, and are adding pet day care to their amenities.”

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Featured in The Boston Globe:

"The friendships with other dog owners, the amenities and proximity to the commuter rail stop, and the pending Silver Line extension into the city make living in Chelsea’s most expensive rental development worth it."



Featured in O'Neil and Associates:

"While One North attracts numerous dog lovers, it has also made dog owners of residents who came to the building pet-free and were attracted to the culture and ease of dog ownership that the development offers."