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Chow Bella - A one-stop dog emporium!

Shop, stay and play! Chow Bella is everything dog - retail, grooming, training and an indoor dog park!

$1,420
pledged of$75,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on September 12, 2020

Project Description

Saratoga Springs is a growing community that loves their dogs! As a single mom and pet owner of two dogs and a cat, I am often driving 15-20 minutes to pick up my pet food. There are no local establishments that sell the premium brands I am looking for. Recently, I rescued a dog that has a bit of a nervous nature. She doesn't really trust anyone but me, so having her groomed is out of the question. I started looking for a place to take her where I could wash her myself - the only location in the vicinity was a tub in a closet of a crowded pet food store that catered to all animals. I found that I wasn't the only one having these concerns and challenges. Upon further investigation, I found that our town has a few boarding places and groomers and daycare, but none of these places offered more than one of these options.

Tug - Saratoga Springs

Enter Chow Bella! This will be a place that caters to all things dogs! The vision is a retail location that provides high quality dog foods and treats. What makes us different will be everything else! We will offer a salon style grooming facility. This will be a much needed service in our community, and for those of you who just want a place to wash your dog yourself, we will offer several Self-Washing stations! Leave the mess to us!

The thing that will definitely set us apart is the Dog Park. An indoor, climate controlled, play space for you to play with your dog! The social aspect is what I'm most looking forward to. Like-minded dog people will have a place to come and mingle - a safe place to play with your canine companion, as well as shop, learn and bathe.

Bella and Bootsie - Saratoga Springs

We are in the process of building our team. Our first two hires will be a Salon Manager and a Park Manager. The Park Manager will be a experienced dog trainer as well! They will be able to offer private and group training in the day and monitor the dog park in the evenings (when we expect the most visitors!) Due to Covid 19, like many businesses, we hit a few roadblocks in the opening process. The pandemic has stalled a lot of progress waiting for approvals from the city and, finally, we feel like we are finally in the home stretch!

Bertha - Saratoga Springs

With the delays came unexpected expenses and we are hoping to fund this phase thru our community! We still feel very confident that this project is on track - the pet industry accounts for almost $100B in revenue annually, and pet food stores were deemed essential during the pandemic. Partner that with the fact that there were more pet adoptions in the last three months than any time period before, we think our community NEEDS us!!

Our goal is to raise $75,000 to fully stock the shelves and finish up the cafe by our grand opening! We are almost ready to go and just need that push to get the doors open! Anything you can offer is much appreciated! We have a few reward packages, or you can just donate any monetary gift that you feel you can share. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs…

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07/13/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Steve & Denise
07/11/2020
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle
$100
Aunt Beth
07/07/2020
Monetary Contribution
$250
Alison Gilcreast
06/28/2020
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle
$100
06/27/2020
Chow Bella T Shirt
$50
06/27/2020
Chow Bella T Shirt
$50
Patty Kosiba
06/27/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Barbara English Stewart
06/23/2020
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle
$100
laura
06/23/2020
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle
$100
EAC
06/22/2020
Chow Bella T Shirt
$50
50.00 USD
Chow Bella T Shirt

Contribute $50 and we will hook you up with a great branded tee - so you can proudly show your support of our new community!

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100.00 USD
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle

Contribute $100 and we will get you a cozy branded sweatshirt and water bottle - and when people ask, you can share our story!

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Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Chow Bella. Even the smallest donations can make a huge impact :) 

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Rewards

50.00 USD
Chow Bella T Shirt

Contribute $50 and we will hook you up with a great branded tee - so you can proudly show your support of our new community!

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3 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Chow Bella Sweatshirt and Water Bottle

Contribute $100 and we will get you a cozy branded sweatshirt and water bottle - and when people ask, you can share our story!

140 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Chow Bella. Even the smallest donations can make a huge impact :) 

3 Supporters
Select this reward