Did you know that dogs form friendship bonds just like humans do? It’s so much fun to watch them bond with each other and get all wiggly and happy during their playroom greetings. Or sometimes they just chill on the Big Green Thing and watch the daycare teacher walk around. Chances are strongest that these bonds will form if you bring your dog routinely on the same day(s) each week. Then it’s like school kids meeting up on the playground. They look forward to seeing their buddies and spending the day hanging out together!
We Celebrate Dogs!
Cuddles for Rookies
First-timers, big or small, might be a little nervous. So we make sure to give them some extra personal attention and one-on-one time. In this photo Baby gets some cuddles before “last outs” for the night. We have lots of suggestions for minimizing stress during your dog’s stay with us. You’ll find tips for easing anxiety, or give us a call.
We take great care with new dogs and very young puppies. Adult newcomers that are frightened or timid will spend time with us up front in our gated lobby area or in the Quiet Room until they feel reassured and are ready to meet some new playmates. Very young puppies with immature immune systems will spend time with us up front and be gradually introduced to new pals. To keep them healthy we closely watch over young puppies while their immune systems are developing and gradually increase their playroom time until they’re a few weeks’ more mature and ready to romp with their new friends. We’re all in this together for the wellbeing of your dog! Please call me if you have any questions. Cheers and Woofs! ~Amy
Thank You, Customers!
For your patience during these past 2 weeks when we had to modify our daycare headcounts due to the dogs staying with us for Spring break. We run very tight dog-human ratios for safety, and we can only admit so many dogs to play. There are a few times of year (such as Thanksgiving week and Christmas-New Year’s) when we know in advance what the boarding headcounts will be and we can alert all of our daycare customers well ahead of time. But Spring break was not as predictable. It’s not a national holiday and not everyone had the same vacation weeks off. So thank you for your understanding and cooperation! ~Amy
Spring break overnights! If you’re getting a break from the winter that won’t end and planning a trip out of town, remember to get your reservation in early for your dog’s overnight stay. And if you’ll be coming to Metro Dogs for the first time, we suggest you plan now to get a fecal test done if your vet doesn’t have a recent one on record. That way you won’t be scrambling as reservations get tight. All overnight reservations are just $39 a night and include daycare group play, any size kennel, and personal visits and/or head scratches from Allison or me! ~Amy
Cute Puppies Here!
We love to welcome new puppies, like Milo here, and we want you to know what safety precautions we take.
Your puppy needs to have had its first visit with a veterinarian and been vaccinated for Bordetella and Distemper. You should be aware of when your booster dates are coming up and when you’re scheduled to get the Rabies vaccination…generally by 4 months. On your first visit to Metro Dogs you’ll meet with one of our trainers for a few minutes before you head off to work or your errands. Very young puppies will stay up front with the humans in our gated lobby area reserved for the little ones. When we think puppy is ready, which may not be on the first day, she’ll be taken to the Tiny Tots play room and introduced to lots of new friends. If we think puppy’s not quite ready for the puppy mob, we might bring a few youngsters up front to play with him in his smaller space. We take whatever steps we think will acclimate puppy in a safe way that won’t be frightening or stressful. And there’s lots more. Please call us to discuss your puppy’s specific needs. We want to help you raise a healthy, happy puppy! ~Amy
Save the Date!
Saturday, February 1…noon – 4:00PM. My Furry Valentine photo fundraiser. Get a professional studio quality photo taken during this event and 100% of every dollar collected will go to Safe Hands Rescue. Click here for more info. Come join the fun!
Cheers and Woofs!
Ho! Ho! Ho! And Happy New Year to All!
As 2013 winds down, the whole Metro Dogs team thanks you for making this a wonderful year. We’ve loved welcoming you into the Metro Dogs family, and we wish all of our dogs and their people a wonderful New Year filled with lots of cuddles, treats and belly rubs.
Cheers and Woofs! ~Amy