HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — UPDATE 6/30: The City of Henderson has issued a statement on a case where a residential dog daycare was shut down. The Animal Care and Control Bureau found 51 dogs at Dakota’s Doggy Den near College Drive and Great Basin Highway.
Kim Christman, the business owner, will no longer be permitted to run any animal-related business from her home.
In May 2017, Henderson Animal Control discovered that Ms. Christman was operating an unlicensed pet sitting business when they responded to her home for a dog bite incident.
She was advised at that time she needed to obtain an Animal Establishment Permit, Handler Permit and City of Henderson Business License. Ms. Christman’s permit issued in June 2017 for Dakotas Doggy Den clearly states that the business is permitted for up to 6 animals. The Animal Establishment Permit has been renewed every six months and at each inspection by Animal Control, there has been an ever-increasing number of dogs observed on the property beyond the 6 that were permitted.
Ms. Christman has been repeatedly advised and received several written warnings that she is only permitted for up to 6 dogs but has continued to violate the conditions of her permit. At the most recent inspection on June 27, 2021, more than 50 animals were observed on the property and Ms. Christman was cited for several permit violations and the licensing for Dakotas Doggy Den was revoked.
Ms. Christman is no longer allowed to run any animal-related business from her current residence.”City of Henderson spokesperson
A Henderson business owner has been cited after the city’s Animal Care and Control Bureau shut down her residential dog daycare. Officers found 51 dogs at the home near College Drive and Great Basin Highway.
Citations were issued for the following:
- Violation of animal establishment permit
- Too many dogs on property
- Illegal crating and boxing
The city says 25 dogs were returned to their owners, and the others were taken to the Henderson shelter. Owners of the latter will be able to reclaim their pets free of charge.
8 News Now spoke with the owner of Dakota’s Doggy Den, Kim Christman.
“It was the same officer that gave me that information yesterday and told me I had this,” she told us. “They weren’t explaining to me what changed. They weren’t explaining to me why they were pulling my license today.”
Christman may not run any animal-related business from her residence in the future.
The investigation is ongoing. We will continue to follow this story to learn more about what happened between the business and the city.