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Sharon and Ozzy Opening Doggy Day Care on their English Estate

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are going to the dogs -- literally.

The couple is reportedly partnering with canine trainer Francesca Maddock to open a dog care center on four acres of their country estate in England. An anonymous planning agent familiar with Maddock's application for a Change of Use permit says the Osbournes are giving "full support to the application and would use the proposed day care" for their own six dogs.

The center will be set up to care for a maximum of 30 dogs during an eight-hour day. The agent tells The Sun that "dogs will be collected in the morning, spend the day in the countryside in the safe and secure environment in the field, and then be dropped home at the end of the day. This will reduce the amount of travel required throughout the day along with the risks associated with walking groups of dogs on local footpaths."

The application will be heard June 17 by the Chiltern District Council in Buckinghamshire.

Osbourne, meanwhile, is gearing up for four U.S. summer shows, staring July 14 at the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisc., that will reunite him with guitarist Zakk Wylde.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.