Home Away From Home Inc.

All Grown Pup: Home Away From Home Expands Their Location

Many of us are all too aware of that stomach in knots, sinking feeling we have when we drop our babies off at daycare for the first time. Even after hours of google searches and reaching out to friends for referrals, we wonder if we’re leaving them in the hands of a caring and capable business. When it comes to furbabies, it’s no different.

That’s why Timothy and Julie Ebben opened up Home Away From Home K9 Daycare & Boarding 8 years ago. The Ebbens were passionate about providing Eagle River and surrounding areas with a dog daycare option that would give pet parents the ease of mind that their furry counterparts were being treated like family. Their reputation soon outgrew the business and the Ebbens had to increase their staff, and now they are in the process of building a new, larger facility to accommodate all of their clients! Most of their employees have been with them since 2008 and are true dog lovers with a passion for what they do.334364_269782963037818_2872382_o

As they worked on their plans to expand their location, the Ebbens decided to meet with Julie Nolen at the Alaska Small Business Development Center. Extremely impressed with the financial health of the business and their insightful projections, Julie worked with the Ebbens to help them manage their growth in a way that would maximize their bottom line. Julie became a trusted advisor and friend to the Ebbens as they worked together on expanding their dream business.

“SBDC (specifically Julie) has been an invaluable resource for us in the growth of our business and the planning of our new facility,” said Julie Ebben. “The information provided by the SBDC is endless.  We were able to utilize information on financial, business plan writing, and statistics to help us choose the correct path to follow.  Utilizing these resources and SBDC provided contacts within our industry in the planning for our expansion and continuously gave us the confidence we were and continue to be on the right path.”
Home Away From Home is made up of dog lovers who take care of their clients the way they are cared for at their own homes. They strive to provide a safe, secure and comfortable place for your pets while you’re away. Learn more about this awesome business by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.