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New business spotlight: Greystone Kennels

New business spotlight: Greystone Kennels

July 13, 2008

New business spotlight



Name of business: Greystone Kennels

Owner: Mike Ocker

Address: 11035 Hades Church Road, Greencastle, Pa.

Opened in: December 2007

Products and services: Companion care for dogs and cats; private and group dog training.

Market area: Washington and Franklin counties

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? The owner has handled dogs for many years as a dog handler with the U.S. Army and manager of the K-9 program for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He decided to open his business in response to the demand for boarding services for cats and dogs.

"It was important to me to build a facility that I would want to take my pets to stay and be properly cared for while I was out of town for the family vacation or the weekend get-away," Ocker said.

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Previous business experience: 25 years as a professional handler, trainer and K-9 program manager

Number of employees: 2

Hours: Open daily. Check-in and checkout times available upon request.

Phone: 717-593-0043

E-mail: greystonekennels@comcast.net

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