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Anita Conrade and Rick Perry take a short break from painting and other work as they prepare to open Hound Around Resort at 8607 West Point Douglas Road. Hound Around Resort will offer dog daycare, boarding and basic grooming. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Hound Around Resort to offer dog daycare and boarding in Cottage Grove

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Anita Conrade was in marketing but wanted to make a change and do something completely different.

Her volunteer efforts with the Wags and Whiskers dog rescue organization unknowingly put her on that path.


While caring for other dogs Conrade realized Cottage Grove lacked a dog boarding facility. Now, Conrade and longtime partner Rick Perry are about to fill that gap by opening Hound Around Resort, the only dog daycare and boarding business in Cottage Grove.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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