At Happy Tails Pet Care's kennel-free dog boarding facilities, a caring, professional staff trained in pet first aid and CPR nurtures pooches with exercise, socialization, and large helpings of love. During the day, canine boarders can socialize with other dogs by chasing squirrels, fetching balls, and comparing notes on the area's premium fire hydrants in daycare and during 60- to 90-minute play groups held at local parks. Worn out by a day of energetic exercise, boarders will plop down into soft, fluffy beds, and drift off to dream about bacon-flavored newspapers and the final defeat of their feline arch nemeses.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?? We combine classical conditioning and operant conditioning with painless and positive dog training techniques. We provide your dog with routine, exercise, socialization, stimulation, and behavior management. With all of our services we provide your dog with love, treats, toys, and play.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?? We would like to offer an affordable, quality, and convenient alternative to doggie daycare in the Uptown area. Trained dog professionals aid busy pet owners with the personalized love, attention, training, routine, exercise, and socialization their loved one requires.
What do you love most about your job?? Getting to play, watch, and learn from an unconditionally loving pet. Helping pet owners within our community. Using our knowledge and experience to improve the quality of pets and pet owners lives.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?? "My dogs are not easy to care for. I had limited time for instructions, [and]?I expected her to contact me with difficulties, but instead I got an easy-to-read report card that explained their progress. Was surprised to find the nine-month-old puppy potty trained after one?day and sitting and?laying down on command."
Like their human counterparts, dogs need time to exercise and socialize. Animal lover Char DeLillio opened Dog Gone Adventures to help pet owners give their pups those enriching experiences. She and her staff take groups of dogs on field trips to dog-friendly parks and beaches, where they play fetch with the staff and cavort with one another, which keeps them from trying to wrestle the houseplants when they get home. Char and her team also take pets on long, individual walks and pet-sit at Dog Gone Adventures, pet sitter's home, or pets' home.