“When you open a small business in Livonia, for example, people definitely don’t get as excited, maybe aren’t as supportive and you definitely don’t get the media you would if you actually opened a business in the city”
With the recent influx of activity in the Downtown and Midtown areas of the city, Liz Blondy, owner and founder of Canine to Five saw a need that was not being filled for urban dwellers and downtown workers. Canine to Five offers full service doggy daycare, boarding and grooming. She sought to fill the gap in the market almost 9 years ago and is now seeing over 100 canine friends a day utilizing their services at their large facility conveniently located between downtown and dense Midtown on Cass Avenue.
Liz opened the business to create a job for herself that she liked, was ten blocks from her house and to fill a need in the community. When you visit their facility it is obvious she is doing both and very well, at that.