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From left, Melissa, Bekah and Kim Boddy pose with their Bassett hound “Watson,” in K9-Playtime’s 7,200-square-foot, year-round outdoor dog exercise area. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Chuck Nowlen)

K9-Playtime brings country-style dog fun to the city

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If anybody knows about dogs, fresh air and wide-open spaces, it’s three farm women with professional credentials and perhaps the roomiest canine daycare and boarding spot around.


“We thought we’d bring country style to the city,” says Kim Boddy, a licensed veterinary technician and former college instructor who runs Hudson’s new 12,000-square-foot K9-Playtime with her daughters, Melissa and Bekah.

“Growing up on a farm, you kind of learn about animal behavior.”

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Chuck Nowlen
Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.
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