Entrepreneur Grows Houston Doggy Daycare Business

Debra Sullivan started her company, Jackson’s Place Dog Daycare, after a series of unfortunate events. She endured two unexpected work mergers and layoffs before she filed for bankruptcy – all within a few years.

After the bankruptcy, Debra decided to rebuild her life and open a small business that would allow her to focus on the positive and uplifting experiences she had working with dogs.

Debra found there were limited options for 24/7, cage-free dog care in the Houston area. Through her combined passion for animals and endless research, she opened Jackson’s Place;— a one-of-a-kind cage free pet resort and dog bakery – in 2014.

When her business outgrew its original location a few years later, she was referred to LiftFund by her accountant for a loan to make the property dog friendly. Through an approved LiftFund loan, Debra was able to purchase equipment and marketing materials to expand her business.

Debra plans to eventually pass on the business to her son, John, who is already involved in day-to-day operations.

“It will be his and his family’s, and I hope it continues on,” she said.

Over the years, LiftFund has helped small businesses – car lots, hair salons, restaurants, service companies and more – that represent nearly 90% of Texas employers.

LiftFund loans helped them buy their equipment and supplies, and other essential services and materials, as well as build the credit scores they needed to become “bankable” as they grew.  Visit us today or call 888- 215- 2373 to learn how LiftFund can help you start or grow your business.