Isle of Wight supervisors approve kenneling at Carrollton dog groomer

Published 4:37 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Isle of Wight County supervisors have approved a Carrollton dog groomer’s request to allow kenneling.

Dashing Dogs, a grooming and daycare business operating out of the Carrollton Cove shopping center, had applied for an after-the-fact conditional use permit to allow overnight boarding.

Dashing Dogs’ owner, Debra Hall, until recently operated her business out of a standalone building on Carrollton Boulevard. She was told she would have to leave due to the planned Nike Park Road extension, which will connect to the highway near her former site.

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In April, she returned to Carrollton Cove, where she’d operated from 2013 to 2018.

Hall, at the county Planning Commission’s meeting a month earlier, acknowledged she is already boarding dogs overnight.

The supervisors, on Aug. 17, approved Hall’s permit with the Planning Commission’s condition limiting her to 60 overnight animals. Hall had requested up to 80. The supervisors, however, agreed to increase the maximum number of animals permitted in the facility’s outdoor exercise area at a time from five to 10.

Supervisor Rudolph Jefferson expressed concern over possible noise complaints from adjacent housing developments, but ultimately voted with the other supervisors to unanimously approve the permit with the exercise area’s doubled capacity.