Metro Dogs is a Doggie Daycare and Natural Pet Food Store

Devon O'Rourke has always loved dogs, and now he gets to spend all day with them! After graduating from the Venture Program in 2000, Devon spent some time sourcing out a perfect location, and after some extensive renovations he opened Metro Dogs with his partner, Trish Picariello.

Metro Dogs is a doggie daycare and natural pet food store. Dog owners can drop off their pets for a full or half day at Metro Dogs, and have piece of mind knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for. The dogs that are lucky enough to spend the day at Metro Dogs are supervised, played with and taken for several walks a day. Metro Dogs also carries an excellent selection of top quality dog and cat food, including raw food, which is quickly gaining popularity. Devon and Trish pride themselves in knowing that the food available at Metro Dogs contains only human grade ingredients and is the best quality on the market today.

Devon credits the Venture Program with helping him to organize all of his ideas. He says that being able to run ideas past advisors and other venturepreneurs helped him to realize which ones were worthwhile, and which ones to set aside. Devon found the marketing aspects of the program particularly helpful, and is now designing and creating his own promotional material.