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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.
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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.

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