NEW BUILDING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Thank you to everyone who attended. Please feel free to download any of these great pics by our friend Jean Walker at Pet Prints!!
Updates on construction of our new addition:
As of October 5, 2022, our new building is
OPEN for dogs and cats!!!
The lobby will not be open until we complete some additional fencing, so we are still operating out of our little office in the parking lot. Tours of the new building are offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
UPDATE - AUGUST 7, 2022
GETTING REALLY CLOSE!!
We are closing in on opening up! Only large items left to accomplish are the installation of the power pole by PG&E currently scheduled for the end of next week, hooking up the power to the main transformers and then to the building, filing up the water tank, and completion of the installation of the 50 indoor and 50 outdoor kennel runs! We are anticipating an electrical inspection that will allow the ceiling tiles to be installed in the next day or two. Finishing touches are under way on the interior electrical and plumbing hookups, and the interior fixtures in the bathroom and food prep areas. We have our fingers crossed that we will get County approval to occupy the building by the last week of August - hopefully in time for the Labor Day Holiday!!
UPDATE - JUNE 12, 2022
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE A BUILDING!
All of the roughed in electrical and plumbing has been installed, including the air conditioning/heating ducts. Air conditioning units are on site and ready to be hooked up. The fire suppression equipment is installed. Framing is completed and dry wall has been installed. Taping, texturing and painting will start next week.
We have come a long way in just a few months but still have a lot to do. Completion of the electrical and plumbing and installation of the T-bar ceilings will start as soon as the walls are completed. Exterior concrete, and epoxy flooring follow. Then we will be ready to begin assembly of the interior and exterior kennels.
We do not yet have an anticipated grand opening date, but hope to announce one soon. We are now anticipating completion by mid-August !!
UPDATE - APRIL 2, 2022
DOORS AND WINDOWS!!
The shell is now complete. The building is fully enclosed!! The insides are still bare - red steel and insullation is all you see - but the other trades are starting next week. We have fire sprinklers, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior walls, flooring, kennel assembly, and lots and lots of painting to do still. And then inspections, of course.
We do not yet have an anticipated opening date, but hope to announce one soon.
DOORS AND WINDOWS!!
Construction is running along faster than a greyhound!! We now have windows and doors except for the front door. Walls are coming soon.
UPDATE - JANUARY 2022
After a delay of several months we are finally back at it! The required water tank has been installed. Fire suppression pumps are installed in the pump house. With each piece of steel the outline of the building begins to take shape. We anticipate this phase taking about 5 to 6 weeks and then we will have the enclosed shell waiting for electrical, heating and interior walls.
Pouring concrete - STILL!!!
The new facility is actually two buildings put together like a T. The top of the T is our front lobby, cattery, training/storage room, meal prep/feed room, a private office and a public restroom. The concrete for this building is complete and a few of the steel girders have been installed. The trunk of the T is our kennel building where our doggie guests will stay.
The concrete pouring continues with the sides of the kennel building. This is a complicated effort with four foot stem walls that include 25 doggie doors and two man doors on each side. Both sides are now done and preparations are being made to start pouring the front and back of the kennel building. The front of the kennel will include a man door into our new lobby area and the back of the building will include a roll up door. Once these last two walls are poured we still won't be done with concrete - we need to pour the floor! After that we will finally begin to start seeing the metal building parts fly through the air and get assembled.
Our front building (the office, cattery, restroom, etc.) now has a foundation and a finished floor. The concrete trucks were coming in like a convoy as 45 yards of concrete were laid down around all the floor drains and plumbing. We now have a finished floor. Pillars for the kennel portion will be poured next week. Then comes the concrete walls with doggie doors, and then the finish floor. Our current plan is to open in August so keep an eye out for a announcement.
Architectural drawings - complete!
Engineering - complete!
County Approval - complete!!
Dirt pad construction and compaction - complete!
We have finally begun construction! The footings have been dug. Re-bar is going in. Concrete pouring begins (barring rain delays!) on March 22, 2021. It is getting really exciting to finally see the progress after 18 months of planning. With every construction project comes delays, but we are currently hoping to have the new facility running and open to boarders in July.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
PARDON OUR DUST...
We are happy to announce we have broken ground on our new building!!!
Happy Paws Kennels is expanding with the addition of a new 50 run kennel building. The new building will include ten "first class" 120 square foot kennels (48 square feet on the inside and 72 square feet on the exterior), 40 "premium class" 90 square foot kennels (30 inside and 60 outside), a cattery with ten "condos" for our feline friends, a large lobby and ADA accessible restroom. We will continue to use the current building for "economy", so this will double the capacity of our facility, and we will remain open during the construction phase.
Don't be surprised to see large construction equipment over the next several months and watch for our grand opening announcement!!