While guard dogs reduce a home's likelihood to be burgled, they increase the chance a home will suffer fire damage from cigars during unsupervised poker nights. Keep a watchful eye on deck-shuffling pooches with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of canine boarding, daycare, and grooming services at Yips & Yaps in Cottleville.
The well-trained staff at Yips & Yaps cossets canines with rambunctious group play sessions, overnight stays, and professional grooming services. In daycare, groups of tail-waggers can chew plastic toys, chase their tails, and hold lively debates on current political events in 3-hour blocks during the morning and afternoon ($12/session or $22 for both sessions). Canines can also snuggle into private kennels for an overnight stay at the hotel ($20/dog each day), where they can gambol during six full hours of daycare or participate in the daycare's group play sessions at a reduced rate ($7.50/three-hour session). Alternatively, trained Yips & Yaps dog groomers can soap-up pooches with organic Nature's Specialties products to de-gunk them after a mud-wrestling championship (prices vary depending on dog size, but usually range from $40 to $60) or perform simple services such as teeth brushing ($5), nail trimming ($5), and nail grinding ($12, $8 with a grooming).
Staff screens all daycare participants for good behavior, sequestering rambunctious Rovers for solo exercise time, and provides owners with a detailed behavior report card at the end of each dog's first session. Owners dropping off pooches for playtime must verify the health of their pets, and Yips & Yaps digitally records all medications, notes, and preferences for each dog in secure files accessible only by paw-print verification.
Yips and Yaps
Yips and Yaps just might be a better place than home, especially when dogs' owners are away. Here, pets can get groomed, play with friends, or even stay overnight while their owners travel. Though staff provides bowls, beds, and blankets for boarding charges, pet owners are welcome to pack their pups' own belongings from home. During daycare sessions in the center's outdoor and indoor play yards, pets acquire crucial socialization skills they can't get at home, no matter how often they try to play tug of war with the houseplants.