Business

Jet Pet Resort appears on Dragon's Den

Jet Pet Resorts co-owner Camilla Dahl, Dragon’s Den co-host Bruce Croxon and a furry friend. -
Jet Pet Resorts co-owner Camilla Dahl, Dragon’s Den co-host Bruce Croxon and a furry friend.
— image credit:

The owners of Sea Island’s cat and dog paradise—Jet Pet Resort—are willingly entering a different sort of den this week—one with dragons.

Camilla and Marcus Dahl will appear on CBC’s Dragons’ Den tonight to make their pitch for $200,000 to finance an expansion into the Ontario market.

The entrepreneurs will make their pitch to a panel of Canadian business moguls who have the cash and know-how to make it happen.

Armed with a half dozen young puppies, the Dahls will do their best to grab the interest of at least one on the dragon panel, which includes Bruce Croxon, Arlene Dickinson, Kevin O’Leary, Jim Treliving and David Chilton.

Jet Pet Resort is a pet boarding facility that opened next to Vancouver International Airport in September 2010. It’s touted as Canada’s first airport location dog-and-cat resort, offering short and long term stays of pets whose owners are on their way to and from the airport. Rates are $20 to $37 per night.

The facility is able to house up to 70 dogs and 20 cats. It offers themed bedrooms—including a Dragons’ Den dog room.

Dragon’s Den airs at 8 p.m.

UPDATE: Jet Pet Resort executives made their pitch to the dragons in an episode that aired Nov. 14. Owners Camilla and Marcus Dahl were looking for $200,000 to expand into the Ontario market.

In the end they got it, from the newest dragon David Chilton, who gave them $200,000 for 30 per cent of their business—despite one of their dogs having an accident on the lap of dragon Bruce Croxon.

Today, months after the show's taping, a deal has yet to be completed.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Craig Jones to retire from Richmond Chamber of Commerce
 
Tyler Moxin player of the year
 
COLUMN: What Wayne Wright dared us to do
Coast Capital Savings names president
 
Homes: Christmas light options for your house
 
City recognized once again for Brownfield redevelopment strategy
Winter arrives in Mission
 
Robbed Good Samaritan gets her gear replaced by Langley store
 
Fencing off homeless camp part of a broader action plan: City

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.