Happy Hounds News
August 2016

There's only a few weeks left to plan a fun family vacation, if you're considering packing your pups bag for a Happy Hounds stay, please be sure to give us at least 48 hours in advance for this busy boarding time. Once the kids prepare their bags to begin another school year, you may find yourself needing a place for the pooch to stay and play during those long, boring, lonely days at home. If you're considering setting up a standing reservation, let us know! You can reserve any day of the week for however long you'd like. If any conflicting days arise with your schedule, we're more than happy to cancel or switch days, just be sure to let us know as we'll be planning on seeing your pup the same days every week. Please note that we reserve the right to charge for no-shows. 

We're thrilled to announce the return of our Ashley! As most of you know, Ashley has been a part of the Happy Hounds family since February 2010. The staff, clients and the dogs are beyond excited to welcome Ashley back as the full time manager here at Happy Hounds. As always, we welcome clients to contact us for any reason at all. We will be forwarding all email accounts to one main account so please, update our information in your email contacts to  HappyHoundsDaycare.mi@gmail.com  


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In This Issue
Save the date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month!  Our August  cake will be served up on Monday, August 15th!

Strike that pose, Millie.
Quick Links
Call Happy Hounds anytime!
Family Training Class
6 week course for dogs 8 weeks and older.

Curriculum includes: Leash Etiquette, Proper Play and
Socialization, Nuisance Behavior Prevention, Safety, Relaxation and
Distraction Training, House Training, Cage Training and Destruction

For information, contact
We're happy to announce our working relationship with
MC Pet Concierge 

If you're interested in getting your pooch groomed, trimmed, bathed or even a quick mani/pedi, let Happy Hounds know when you book your pooch for Daycare or Boarding! After all, the only thing better than a tired pooch is a clean one!!

You may also set up an appointment through our website. Visit our
Romp In Peace
On Friday, July 22 nd , we said goodbye to one of our furry family members and that same member, Lily, a Cocker Spaniel Mix, said hello to the wondrous land of doggy heaven. Lily joined the Happy Hounds family in December 2011 at the age of 7. Looking at her sweet face, it's hard to believe she was actually a pound puppy with a rough past. Though Lily had a pretty extreme case of allergies and skin problems, the moment her mom, Karen, saw her sitting in her kennel, she knew it was love. It takes a lot for someone to adopt a dog with health problems and it's amazing to see the compassion those who do, have. Lily's mom did everything to keep her happy and comfortable, even so, Lily never let anything bring her spirits down. A typical day with Lily at Happy Hounds consisted of a lot of napping, sun bathing and wrangling the young whippersnappers who so rudely decided to play in the same room as her. As Lily grew older, she began to lose her hearing but never her will to keep those naughty pups in line. Once feeding time approached, Lily was often first to line up, just begging for her lunch time snack. After receiving the snack, she'd promptly run to the door and wait, treat in mouth and ready to be buried. One of Lily's favorite pass times, besides napping, was to bury all her treats in her backyard at home.... She never understood why we wouldn't let her leave the room with her snack. Ha! Perhaps she was saving them to share with her friends in doggy heaven?  It's never easy saying farewell to a good friend but knowing their life was full, happy and complete gives us all solace at such a hard time.  

Dogs of the Month
Meet Wrigley
Wrigley, a lab mix, joined the Happy Hounds family in May 2009 at the age of 6 months. This unique looking man is an overnighter's dream pooch. Wrigley is all about the nighttime cuddles and is courteous enough to actually SHARE the bed with his human and doggy companions. If he's not busy soaking up attention, he's probably in the basement, fun governing. Though he takes his patrolling job very seriously, he's a very sensitive soul. Always eager to please.

Meet Pippin
Pippin, a Golden Doodle, joined the Happy Hounds family in January 2013 at the age of 1. This girl has such a great temperament. Pippin loves everyone and everything. Though she's already 3.5 years, Pippin still shows her affection with love nips and gently cradling your hand in her mouth. With other dogs, she's one of our ambassadors, often greeting perspective clients on meet and greets. Pippin is so sweet, welcoming and always ready to play with any and every one. 

Meet Gus
Gus, a westie, joined the Happy Hounds family in September 2012 at the age of 7 months. Don't let his size fool you, this little guy has the heart of a champion. Gus takes play very seriously, especially ball. He's arguably the MVP of the Happy Hounds fetch team. His small, agile body helps with quick turns, sliding under others and flying through the air to catch a ball. You always know when Gus wins, he takes a quick victory lap, thrashing the ball in his mouth with a few happy grumbles. Way to go Gus-Gus! You always make us proud!

Meet Charlie 
Charlie, a lab mix, joined the Happy Hounds family in February 2012 at the age of 5 months. Speaking of Happy Hounds Athletes, Charlie is one of our best wrestlers. His petite frame and quick footwork makes it easy for Charlie to get out from underneath his match opponent and quickly get the upper-hand. He's fearless and will take on any dog, any size. However, his victory bark needs a little bit of work. No one takes his cute, squeaky 'roo-roos' very seriously. Not to mention those ears. How can anyone resist his cute crooked ears?!
August Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Abbott T. - 6 years - 8/1
Callie A. - 3 years - 8/1
Cootie W. - 7 years - 8/1
Maxi M. - 2 years - 8/1
Mila K. - 1 year - 8/1
Stella W. - 2 years - 8/1
Wyatt D. - 8 years - 8/1
Bailey H. - 5 years - 8/2
Bailey R. - 10 years - 8/2
Haymish W. - 3 years - 8/2
Jack N. - 4 years - 8/2
Skecher N. - 11 years - 8/3
Tater T. - 6 years - 8/3
Kelso M. - 5 years - 8/4
Boston G. - 2 years - 8/5
Buddy W. - 3 years - 8/5
Oscar K. - 1 year - 8/5
Penny L. - 2 years - 8/5
Piper L. - 2 years - 8/5
Mikey K. - 11 years - 8/6
Roscoe L. - 6 years - 8/6
Star P. - 4 years - 8/6
Vera Lynn D. - 3 years - 8/6
Lucky W. - 9 years - 8/8
Maddie M. - 3 years - 8/8
Quoddy V. - 1 year - 8/8
Warren F. - 3 years - 8/9
Oliver E. - 1 year - 8/10
Stuart M. - 2 years - 8/10
Cody B. - 4 years - 8/11
Dobbi H. - 3 years - 8/11
Lily S. - 9 years - 8/11
Lucy A. - 2 years - 8/11
Lilly R. - 1 year - 8/12
Carly H. - 7 years - 8/13
Rosie A. - 4 years - 8/13
Sadie S. - 12 years - 8/13
Cooper H. - 3 years - 8/15
Lily J. - 9 years - 8/15
Benny B. - 6 years - 8/16
Millie M. - 2 years - 8/17
Annabell P. - 2 years - 8/18
Cooper H. - 4 years - 8/19
Monty R. - 9 years - 8/20
Sophie S. - 14 years - 8/20
Cotton U. - 11 years - 8/21
Dewey M. - 3 years - 8/23
Tucker T. - 8 years - 8/24
Wyatt M. - 1 year - 8/24
Daisy L. - 9 years - 8/26
Moose A. - 2 years - 8/26
Linus F. - 4 years - 8/27
Bella W. - 7 years - 8/28
Riley P. - 4 years - 8/28
Bitsy S. - 15 years - 8/29
Starla H. - 2 years - 8/29
Luna A. - 3 years - 8/31

Birthday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, August 15th
t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Important Reminders
* Please leave nylabones and rawhides at home. If packing a large bag of food, be sure to write the amount per feeding on the bag.

* Lobby doors are locked between 10am and 2pm on weekdays(Monday-Friday). We will not accept any arrivals or departures during those hours.

*  Dogs with expired vaccines will not be accepted for daycare or boarding. We require an  updated vaccination record 48 hours BEFORE he/she arrives.  If you are traveling abroad, we also will need a local contact in case of emergency.

*  Your dog MUST have a snap "quick release" collar for day care and boarding, with no tags attached. This is important for your dogs safety.

* Please let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time for cancellations and reservations.

*  Be sure to inform us of any changes in contact information; phone numbers, email/home address, emergency contact, etc.

*  If a family member or friend is picking up your pooch from daycare or boarding, you must pre-pay your bill. If it's a last minute decision to have someone else pick your pup up, please give us a call with payment and let us know who we should be expecting.

We'd be more than happy to take any and all plastic bags off of your hands.
About Happy Hounds
This summer we will be celebrating 12 great years of cage-free, fun-loving service with our day care facilities and our overnight lodging. Our staff is dedicated to your dog's fun and well-being. Please visit us online to learn about our services. You can also watch our doggie webcams anytime.
Happy Hounds
673 South Main St.
Plymouth, Michigan 48170