The Uptown Dog House aims to open dog daycare

A crowdfunding campaign seeks to raise $25,000 for The Uptown Dog House at a location to-be-determined.

Lyndale resident Melissa Winship said she learned Uptown likely doesn’t have other dog daycares because of zoning restrictions that limit them to industrial areas primarily along the Midtown Greenway. She works as a high school counselor, and said she’d love to find more dog daycare options for long workdays.

“It was crazy to me that there wasn’t anything [in Uptown],” she said.

Winship wants her daycare to feel welcoming, without breed restrictions. A retail space would sell locally-made treats from businesses like Finley’s Barkery and offer a job training program for youth.

A crowdfunding launch party is Aug. 20 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at LynLake Brewery.