With the addition of boarding and veterinary services to the Kanine Social dog bar, owners Dustin Fries and Daniel Moffatt say their facility is a “one-stop shop” that they believe is the only one of its kind in the country.
Fries and Moffatt opened Kanine Social in August 2018, starting with dog day care services along with an indoor/outdoor dog park where owners can drink beer, wine and coffee and socialize while their dogs play.
WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports they bought the 15,884-square-foot building at 580 College St. in Riverside in 2017, knowing that S4 Sports Academy’s lease of 4,000 square feet of space in the building would be up in two years.
When S4 Sports vacated the building, Fries and Moffatt leased half of it to Forever Vets Animal Hospital, which operates seven other Jacksonville locations.
They knew they wanted to add vet services, and sought out veterinary offices in Northeast Florida that wanted to to expand.
Fries and Moffatt said they hope to partner with Forever Vets as they add Kanine Social locations.
They built-out the other half of the 4,000 square feet for 30 boarding suites.
Boarding services began in December and Forever Vets opened Jan. 4.
An expanded version of this story that includes boarding price details and an interview with Kanine Social’s owners is at JaxDailyRecord.com.