Dog camp gets approval in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE – Following approval of its special use permit Monday night, Camp Bow-Wow, a kennel and “camp” for canines, is expected to open for business by Thanksgiving, according to franchise owner Kathleen Stone.

The facility is for overnight and doggie day care.

“We have a camp feeling, with fireplaces and logs,” she said. “It’s both indoors and outdoors, and we have play spaces for the dogs.”

She added that the dogs are “campers” and the staff “counselors.”

The Lawrenceville City Council unanimously approved the request from the facility, which will be located at 585 Old Norcross Road near Gwinnett Medical Center.

“We will be giving discounts to the medical staff, and have a VIP program,” Mrs. Stone said.

One of the conditions for the permit is that the owner must build a 8-foot privacy fence at the rear of its building.

Mrs. Stone said that her company, Jigsaw Enterprises, is named after her dog who died of cancer.

Other Camp-Bows are located in Duluth, Woodstock, and Alpharetta.

For more information, go to www.campbowwow.com

In other business, the council:

— Approved a damage claim from Derek Cheek in the amount of $3,463 for a construction project.

— Purchased three sets of squeeze tools for $22,080.

— Changed the name of “Memorial Street #2” to “Memorial Court”.

— Approved a permit request from McRae’s to serve alcohol at the Rock ‘n’ Ribville festival Oct. 11, waiving the permit fee.

— Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson announced the following proclamations: National Payroll Week (Sept. 1-5), Assistance Dog Week (Aug. 3-9), and Safe Digging Day (Aug. 11).

— It was announced that the next regular council meeting will be changed from Monday, Sept. 1 to Wednesday, Sept. 3 because of the Labor Day holiday.