Dog People Dog Daycare Inc. takes pride in the high quality care we provide for your dog. We are very proud of the positive changes we make for our clients every day. Read the stories below and find out how we have helped many dogs become social, well balanced, content members of the family.
"I can't say enough for what Dog People Dog Daycare has done for my dog Diego, a seven year old male Chihuahua that was not socialized with other dogs and people. He came to the facility cowering in a kennel with a muzzle and a citronella spray collar. Within a week he no longer needed any of these devices, and was learning to get along with the other dogs and the staff. I was concerned about the 2 little boys that belonged to the staff, hoping Diego would get along with these 2 little gaffers, and to my surprise, I was told by the staff he jumped into the stroller and curled up with one of the boys and had a little snooze.He still seems to be very protective of me and is a bit growly at times, but all my family and friends notice a huge difference in Diego. That makes me proud and very very thankful to all the staff at this facility. I will continue to take Diego to "school" 3 days a week because he needs the exposure and I need a calmer dog. Hats off and special thanks to Carol, Phoenix, Louise and all the special girls that take care of Diego."
Diego's story was submitted by his "mom", Janice
"Hi, my name is Milo! I am a 3 year old Border Collie x Blue Heeler. When I first started coming to Dog People Dog Daycare, I would get anxious after my parents dropped me off and I wasn't very confident when the dogs would want to play with me. The great people that work here and take care of me all day have helped me gain confidence by properly introducing dogs of all sizes to me and now I love to play with them all; even when I am at the dog park. I am a much more confident girl; they laugh because I try to engage dogs to play with me now. Every morning I just can't wait to get there to see my friends and those who work there. I walk in and head towards the gate so they can let me in; my mom laughs because I don't even say goodbye anymore. By the time my mom picks me up in the evening, I am pooped from playing all day. My parents sometimes ask if I'm still alive because I am so tired when I get home; all I want to do is sleep. My mom and dad tell me that I seem to be a much happier girl now. My parents and I want to give a great big THANK YOU to Dog People Dog Daycare for helping me become a well balanced dog."
Milo's story was written and submitted by Jennifer & Derek (Milo's "parents".)
We adopted Charlie when she was 1 year old. Although she is a very friendly dog and very playful one-on-one with other dogs, we soon discovered that she was quite timid of multiple dog encounters. A couple of ‘scary' incidents at the dog park and a 3 day stay at the pet hospital added to the decline of her confidence.
We wanted a safe environment to build up her confidence and tried a different dog daycare for a 1 hour trial - what a gong show! I had planned to leave, but I couldn't as the attendant had no control over the other dogs while she attempted to get a very frightened Charlie into the common area (one of the other dogs jumped onto the reception chair, onto the counter and into my arms while 2 little dachshunds were barking and cornering Charlie, also in the reception area). I felt horrible as I took Charlie back home with me after yet another confidence disaster.
We gave up the idea of taking her to a dog daycare for several months until I drove by Dog People Dog Daycare. I stopped in one day and was warmly greeted by the owners and was given a tour of the facility. Right away I knew this was a much better environment for Charlie. All of the owners/staff are calm, the dog areas are separated and controlled by gates, yet new dogs can smell other dogs without immediate encounters. I also loved that I didn't have to make an appointment.
I don't know if Charlie's first visit was harder on her or on me. When I brought Charlie in she was shaking and straining to get back to the car due to her previous experiences and low confidence. She hid under my legs and was not easily led back through the gates. I had tears in my eyes worrying if I was making another mistake, but was assured that she was in good hands. I worried about her the whole day and when I picked her up Charlie wouldn't even acknowledge me (she was not happy). I did receive good feedback from the owners and was told that she would get better day by day.
It took about 4 or 5 visits for Charlie to gain her confidence. With each visit I noticed a big improvement. The owners were great to update me each visit with each improvement that Charlie made. We have been taking her for several months now and she is a very different dog, both at the dog park and at the daycare. She loves coming to the daycare, she can't wait to sniff all of the leashes hanging at reception to "smell" who is here. She loves to greet everyone and let everyone know that she has arrived. I love that the daycare routine is the same every visit, so Charlie knows exactly where to go and what's expected of her every time she arrives and her departure is the same routine as well.
I can confidently recommend Dog People Dog Daycare as a wonderful, calm and controlled environment to take your dog. I am completely relaxed now when I drop Charlie off, knowing that she is in good hands.
Thank you to everyone at Dog People Dog Daycare for helping Charlie gain back her confidence!
Charlie's sotry was submitted by her "parents" Jodi & Dean
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6:30 am - 6:00pm
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8:00am - 5:00pm
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