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Manlius native follows her dreams, opens doggie daycare

"We only carry top of the line," Pekarsky said. "I won't sell something I won't give to my own animals."

A stay at the inn begins with an interview process that includes a seven-page application so Pekarsky can learn about the dog's history.

"I will not take a dog that's aggressive because I won't put somebody else's beloved pet in jeopardy," she said. Pekarsky takes extra measures to prevent potential dog fights. "I don't have anything in there a dog can possess. All of the toys are big enough so that the dog cannot fit its mouth around it and possess it."

Additionally, Pekarsky is certified by the Red Cross in pet first aid and disaster relief.

As for foster care and adoptions, Pekarsky works with nonprofit organizations like Wayward Paws and Wanderer's Rest for both cats and dogs. Her cat room, located in the front of the inn far from the dogs, was built to help cats get adopted.

"I feel like I can really make a difference now," she said, happy that she is in a position to raise awareness, help animals, and look forward to going to work - all at the same time.

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