Hot Diggity Dog: Process Canine Opening Soon
SHAKER LIFE | SUMMER 2017 7
Need a daycare for your dog? We’ve got
that. How about some expert training for
your energetic pooch? We’ve got that, too.
Looking for a place to board Fido or Snoopy
while you are away? Come on over.
Later this summer, Shaker Heights will
be home to Process Canine, a new business
owned and operated by
Amanda Graeter, winner
of the City’s Win-Win
Business Challenge in
2015. As the winner,
Graeter earned the opportunity to move
her home-based business into a building
in the Chagrin-Lee corridor. She homed
in on a long vacant space at 3706 Lee
Road (formerly Lee Road Nursery) and now
leases it from its current owner, the Shaker
Heights Development Corporation. The
$20,000 prize, a donation from Huntington
Bank and the Economic and Community
Development Institute, paid for capital
improvements and equipment.
Process Canine fills a void for Shaker
dog lovers: dog daycare, transport services,
training, grooming, and boarding all in one
place. Graeter brings years of experience
from her time at a dog daycare downtown,
and is certified in dog training and behavior
by the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers.
Process Canine is smaller than similar
daycares, averaging between 20-25
dogs per day, and their
playgroups are broken
into smaller packs, usually
between two and five dogs.
Among her many
services, Graeter says,
“I’m really excited about
our rookie camp, a specific
daycare program geared
towards puppies under
six months, where we
teach them all of their
work on potty and crate
training, and give them
Process Canine built its reputation on overnight boarding
services. In this facility, Graeter created an upstairs space
dedicated to making dogs feel like they are truly at home.
“We have replicated the home environment dogs find most
comfortable. After a full day of fun, dogs head upstairs with a
staff member for a night of R and R just like they would if they
were in their own home.”
Graeter says the daily van transport to and from daycare
is among Process Canine’s most popular services. “It’s a riot!
The dogs all know their stops and sit like kids on a school bus.
It has been such a convenient option for everyone.”
With an established client base, Graeter’s business is
already solid and likely to grow quickly. “Over half of my
current clients live in Shaker Heights, and I know the area
from picking up and dropping off dogs daily. It is an amazing
opportunity to find space here.”
Visit them online at processcanine.com. SL