Happy Hounds to open in 2020


RISK OF DEPRESSION, BUT TO A LESSER DEGREE.>>>IT’S 6:14 NOW. HAPPY, FUNKY, COOL. THAT DESCRIBES A NEW DOGGIE DAY CARE OPEN IN INDIANAPOLIS, BUT THOSE ADJECTIVES APPLY TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE.>>YEAH. WE ARE GOING INSIDE WHAT’S GOING TO BE REALLY THE FIRST DOGGIE DAY CARE IN THE COUNTRY RUN BY ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. ♪ ♪>>Reporter: THIS IS ALEX PARKER, AND SOON THIS WILL BE HAPPY HOME.>>PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR DOGGIES FOR DOGGIE DAY CARE.>>Reporter: BEFORE THAT, ALEX AND FRIENDS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO GET THIS PLACE READY FOR BUSINESS.>>THEY HAVE BEEN PULLING UP CARPAL TUNNELING, CARPAL TUNNELING — CARPETING, STAPLES FROM THE FLOOR, PAINTING, CLEANING THE YARD. THEY’VE BEEN — YOU NAME IT, EVERY ASPECT.>>Reporter: PARKER’S MOM OPENED THE HOPE BOUTIQUE, AND IT’S ALSO NAMED AFTER JENNIFER’S DAUGHTER, HOPE.>>HEY, YOU.>>WE WANT TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT THEY ARE CAPABLE. THEY JUST NEED THE CHANCE. THEY NEED THE GUIDANCE. YET, THEY ARE VERY CAPABLE. OUR TEAM MEMBERS WANT TO WORK. THEY WANT THE OPPORTUNITY. THEY ARE SO PROUD THEY HAVE JOBS, AND THEY WANT TO GIVE BACK. THEY WANT TO INTERACT WITH THE COMMUNITY. THEY WANT TO BE RELEVANT.>>Reporter: ABOUT 15 YOUNG ADULTS WILL BE THERE PLAYING WITH THE DOGS, PICKING UP AFTER THEM, MOWING GRASS, AND ALEX’S FAVORITE? CUDDLE TIME WITH THE DOGS.>>HI, LULU! YOU’RE A GOOD GIRL.>>THESE DOGS WILL BE LOVED MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH THE DOGS AND FOR OUR YOUNG ADULTS.>>Reporter: OBVIOUSLY, THEY HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, BUT THEY HOPE TO BE OPEN WITHIN THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF THE NEW YEAR. WE CAN ALL LEARN SOMETHING FROM THESE YOUNG ADULTS IS HOW PROUD OF THEIR JOBS THEY ARE AND SEEING THEIR FACES LIGHT UP WHEN PAINTING, SOMETHING SO SIMPLE, AN ACTIVITY, JUST A SMALL THING.>>JENNIFER’S BUSY.>>Reporter: SHE IS. THEY HAVE FIVE KIDS. SHE WROTE A BOOK CALLED “MESSY BLESSINGS” ALL ABOUT EMBRACING EM PERFECTIONS AND NOT STRIVING FOR PERFECTION.>>WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT

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