H appy Hounds News
December 2017

'Tis the season for pet safe salt! 

Please keep in mind that our yard and front steps can become extra slippery. As a precaution for dog and staff safety, we're always making sure there's a nice layer of pet safe salt down to combat any ice patches. Unfortunately, this can mean some pups go home a little extra dirty. Even though they're not outside rolling around in it, their friends track it inside between their toes, onto the floor or even directly on to their friends when wrestling and playing. The salt tends to add a funky, dry, chalky feel to the coat which isn't very pleasing to touch and often makes your hands a little chalky feeling. Though we always try to send pups home relatively clean, with the exception of crusty slobber globs from friends, winter time is very hard. Some pups will go home feeling a little funky.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask!

Be sure to book any boarding stays for Christmas and New Years as soon as possible. Though we have yet to fill up for boarding, we come closer every year. To assure we have space and are staffed accordingly, please book in advance! 

Keep in mind that Christmas Day and New Years Day are holiday rates for the daycare portion. Instead of punching your daycare pass, we will be charging a flat rate of $45 for daycare. Dogs departing prior to 10am on on holidays will NOT be charged for the day however, evening arrivals on holidays are still subject to the full daycare charge instead of the usual $16 evening arrival fee. Holiday hours are 8am-5pm, we do still allow off hour drop offs and pick ups so if you need to arrive earlier or pick up later, please call ahead to schedule.

Lastly, make sure you're following us on Facebook! We post daily pictures of ALL the pups, cute videos and goofy group pictures.


Happy Hounds
In This Issue
Save th e date!
Meet & Greet with Santa
Saturday, December 9th

Yes Grizzy, make sure you bring your wishlist! You've been very good this year.
Save th e date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our December  cake will be served up on
Monday, December 18th!

That's right, Ted, you get to wear the special birthday hat again. 
Quick Links
Make a Reservation!
Call Happy Hounds anytime!
We're happy to continue 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
Doggy Donation Bin
'Tis the season for giving back!

Like last year, we will be accepting donations for Huron Valley Humane Society. If you have any blankets, towels, dog bed, food, treats or toys that you'd like to donate bring it on by! There will be a bin in the lobby where donations will be kept. 

Wish List

Gently used or new bath towels
Blankets & Pet Beds
Pet food
Clumping and non-clumping litter
Canned spray cheese
Canned dog food
Gift cards from places like Amazon and  p et supply stores
Happy Hounds' Dog of the Month
Meet Murphy

Murphy, an English Mastiff, joined the Happy Hounds family in April 2012 at the age of 4. He's the sweetest, old soul you'll ever met. Murphy is one of those pups who's most happy when you're sitting with him, telling him all your troubles so he can reassure them away with licks that engulf your whole face. Much like Mufasa, Murphy is often the first to greet a new, nervous pooch with a quick sniff and tail wag. Because of his calm, mellow demeanor. he is often taking the new puppies under his wing and helping them feel more at home.

Once lunch time rolls around, Murphy is quick to line up, though he's always giving up his spot in line to someone hungrier. Murph would give the collar off his neck to a stranger if he thought it would help them out. After he's finally next in line, that boy lets all his tricks out. He bounces, speaks, shakes, hugs, whatever you want in order to get that treat. Though he knows he's not allowed to eat it until he says his prayers. 

Good, Charitable boy, Murphy! You're the best!

Save the Date
Santa is coming to town!

Saturday, December 9th, Santa will be stopping by to visit all of the good boys and girls at Happy Hounds. Though I'm sure our Happy Hounds pups have everything they could ever want, there's never enough milkbones and kong stuffers. 

All pups attending daycare and boarding
 on Saturday, December 9th, will have a chance to sit with Santa and go over their Christmas wishlist.

To make sure your pooch has a spot for the festivities, you may reserve online, via email or give us a call. 
We will book up fast! First come, first serve!

Drop off for the party is 7am-10am and pick up is 2pm-7pm.
Normal daycare rules apply.

December Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Casey C. - 9 years - 12/1
Roscoe B. - 7 years - 12/1
Trooper T. - 2 years - 12/1
Maggie Z. - 7 years - 12/4
Brutus V. - 5 years - 12/6
Rhymni R. - 2 years - 12/9
Tango M. - 8 years - 12/9
Charlie W. - 9 years - 12/10
Hailey K. - 3 years - 12/10
Ziva S. - 8 years - 12/10
Buster S. - 10 years - 12/11
Charlie R. - 2 years - 12/12
Rose J. - 3 years - 12/12
Scooter C. - 5 years - 12/14
Scout L. - 6 years - 12/14
Teddy G. - 2 years - 12/14
Finley S. - 5 years - 12/15
Louella W. - 8 years - 12/15
Lulu D. - 4 years - 12/15
Milo G. - 2 years - 12/15
Lucy O. - 2 years - 12/17
Arthur R. - 11 years - 12/19
Gordie G. - 13 years - 12/20
Clifford D. - 2 years - 12/20
Mac M.  - 9 years - 12/21
Sydni K. - 10 years - 12/21
Eli B. - 3 years - 12/23
Kerby K. - 4 years - 12/25
Wrigley M. - 9 years - 12/25
Kodi W. - 3 years - 12/26
Juneau L. - 5 years - 12/27
Angus D. - 4 years - 12/28
Bentley M. - 5 years - 12/28
Chip M. - 2 years - 12/28
Quest B. - 6 years - 12/28
Ruby M. - 1 year - 12/28
Gus H. - 10 years - 12/29
Kevin H. - 1 year - 12/29
Ridley G.  - 2 years - 12/29
Gabby H. - 7 years - 12/31

Birthday dog or not, bring your pup in on
December 18th 
to 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 coming summer we will be celebrating 13 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