• Doggie School Bus service gives pups time for exercise, fun

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    WEST LINN, Ore. -

    Children are not the only ones taking the bus in an Oregon city. 

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    Arat Montoya created the Doggie School Bus, an outdoor dog daycare business whose website promises to make a customer’s dog “an A+ student with the perfect amount of exercise and socialization.”

    Montoya offers door-to-door shuttle service over a five-mile radius in West Linn for $30 per day, The Oregonian reported. He transports client pups in a 1998 Ford Econoline van, which he painted to look like a school bus, to a 5-acre rural property he leases, and the dogs play and run until 2 p.m., when Montoya returns the dogs to their owners, the newspaper reported.

    On a typical morning, starting at 7 a.m., Montoya picks up 20 dogs, KOIN reported.

    “I’ve never had an issue with a pitbull. I’ve never had an issue with a German shepherd or a Rottweiler,” Montoya told the Oregonian. “But, let me tell you, I’ve had an issue with a Chihuahua.”

    Montoya said he came up with the idea for the Doggie School bus because he loves dogs.

    "I'm looking always for the best for them," he told KOIN.

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