What You'll Get
Choose from Six Options
- $52 for 3-day overnight cage-free boarding for one dog ($105 value)
- $86 for 5-day overnight cage-free boarding for one dog ($175 value)
- $122 for 7-day overnight cage-free boarding for one dog ($245 value)
- $97 for 3-day overnight cage-free boarding for two dogs ($195 value)
- $162 for 5-day overnight cage-free boarding for two dogs ($325 value)
- $227 for 7-day overnight cage-free boarding for two dogs ($455 value)
Domestication: The Pick of the Litter, Litter After Litter
It’s important to take good care of your pet—after all, it’s the product of millennia of domestication. Read on to learn more about how once-wild animals found a place in our homes.
If you raised a siberian husky pup and a wolf cub side-by-side, giving each one the same food, training, and number of belly scratches, you would still wind up with one tame creature and one wild one. So why the difference? Though both creatures are technically the same species (Canis lupus) and share virtually the same DNA, only the husky’s genes are programmed for domestication. The traits we associate with domestication—such as friendliness, calmness, and even floppy ears—have all been selected by humans and passed down from one generation of huskies to the next. In simpler terms: nature created the wolf; we bred the husky.
An example of the domestication process can be seen in a famous Russian experiment using arctic foxes. Beginning in 1958, scientists took an assortment of wild foxes and selected only the few that showed a specific trait—friendliness towards humans. They allowed those foxes to breed then selected only the friendliest of that litter, and so on and so on. After only a few generations, the foxes began to exhibit behaviors never found in their wild ancestors, such as whining and tail wagging. What’s more, the domesticated foxes took on new appearances, sporting more juvenile features and spotted fur. Though the strange new foxes might have been considered a new species, they—like dogs to wolves—were just a domesticated version of the same wild foxes.
Although dogs have been domesticated for roughly 33,000 years and cats for 12,000, no one is quite sure how either species came to be domesticated. One of the most popular theories is that only the least aggressive animals were permitted to hang around early human settlements, and over time, humans began breeding the friendliest of the bunch. The advantages were clear: dogs aided in hunting, while cats kept food stores free of rodents and protected the villages from laser pointers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Subject to availability. Evaluation required; non-candidates will be honored a refund. Dogs must be 35 lbs. or less, 6 months or older, spayed or neutered, up to date with vaccinations,and flee/tick preventative. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A Chat with Rompers! Little Dog Daycare
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Rompers provides dogs a safe and friendly environment where they can feel happy and free from stress and anxiety. Our facility feels just a like a home and functions just like a family. We serve dogs the same love and attention they feel when they're with you!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The bond shared between a dog and his human. Dogs are loyal family members and they deserve to feel love and kindness from the people that care for them. What better job than to love dogs for just being dogs!
What do you love most about your job? The dogs! Meeting new faces and keeping our dogs happy according to their needs and interests. But also, keeping dogs and families together. Without the guilt of leaving dogs home alone, owners can maintain a happy and lifelong relationship with their dog.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Our clients always commend us on our easy-going attitude, which is how like to build our relationships - we're not just a business, we're a family. It is also so rewarding when our clients refer to us as "life savers" for looking after their dogs while they are away. We know how important it is to find someone you can trust with your dog so it is always an honor when owners select us as their dogs caretaker.