A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPEX04-CR-015: A Category 13 Special Exception to Allow for a Kennel Offering Boarding to Pets, Grooming, Indoor Obedience Training and Doggy Daycare

            WHEREAS, the owners of the property identified by PIN #6990-14-0393-000 have requested a Category 13 Special Exception to allow for a kennel offering boarding to pets, grooming, indoor obedience training and doggy daycare in an Rural Agricultural (RA) zone, which is part of the Southern Fauquier Agricultural and Forestal District; and

WHEREAS, the requested Special Exception will allow the applicants to operate a limited capacity dog grooming and kennel boarding service on the same property; and

            WHEREAS, at its meeting on March 25, 2004, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward Special Exceptions SPEX04-CR-015 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of conditioned approval; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of April 2004, That Special Exception SPEX04-CR-015, Mary Ann and Scott Robertson, applicants, be, and is hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The approved Special Exception shall be granted for and run with the land indicated in this application and shall not be transferable to other land.


  1. The subject parcel under this Special Exception shall not be subdivided without amendment to the Special Exception in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.


  1. The term of this Special Exception shall be limited to three (3) years from the date of site plan approval, but may be extended on an annual basis by the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-012 of the Zoning Ordinance for seven (7) annual extensions, a total of ten (10) years. Thereafter, the Special Exception must be renewed in accordance with Section 5-013 of the Zoning Ordinance. 


  1. The dog grooming use shall be limited to no more than 24 grooming clients per week with no grooming clients permitted on Sundays.  However, this condition does not limit the grooming of boarded dogs.


  1. The hours of operation shall be limited to 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.


  1. The dog boarding use shall be limited to boarding of no more than 75 dogs per day.  And, the proposed training classes shall be limited to ten (10) dogs per class for four (4) classes per year.  The cat boarding shall be limited to no more than 20 cats per day.


  1. The dog daycare portion of the operation shall be limited to ten (10) clients per day, with no daycare permitted on Sundays.


  1. Any expansion of the boarding, daycare, grooming, or training uses shall require amendment to this Special Exception approval.


  1. The applicants shall maintain the farm building appearance of any remodeled or reconstructed buildings used for the kennel/day care operation.


  1. The applicant shall file a site plan within one year of approval of this Special Exception.