Happy Hounds News
December 2019

For those attending holiday daycare or have a boarding arrival/departure, our holiday hours and daycare price goes as follows:
  • Christmas Eve: 8am-5pm, Regular Rate ($35)
  • Christmas Day: 8am-5pm, Holiday Rate ($45)
  • New Years Eve: 8am-5pm, Regular Rate ($35)
  • New Years Day: 8am-5pm, Holiday Rate ($45)

Due to the growing volume of birthday dogs every month, we have decided to move birthday party days to Saturdays. Our weekend hours are still 7am-7pm and birthday party days will still be FREE of charge for that months' birthday pups!

To avoid receiving our monthly automated expired vaccination email, please provide updated records after your pooch receives them. Most vets will be more than happy to fax or email us a copy day of. Alternatively, you can always email clear photos or scans to  HappyHoundsDaycare.MI@Gmail.com 

As a small, growing business, feedback is very important to us! If you have a moment, would you mind leaving a review on our  Facebook page or  Google page about your experiences with us? We'd love to know how we're doing! 


Happy Hounds
In This Issue
Save the date!
Happy Hounds will be celebrating our December birthday party on
Monday, Dec 16th!

Strike that pose, Kevy! You work that camera!
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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!!

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Dog of the Month
Meet Abigail 

Abigail, a lab, joined the Happy Hounds family in June 2017 at 8 months of age.  Often affectionately called L'Abigail, L'Abis or L'Abisnail, she answers to everyone of her Happy Hounds given names. Though she's a bit of an awkward turtle, her calls are often met with a weird, slinky-trott to our side and followed by a paw to the thigh. It's her signature "Hello, I've heard you summon and here I am". Unlike most rowdy, barrelling, wrecking ball labs, Abigail is extremely quiet and light footed. Even when we haven't called her, and she's no where in sight, this little Labby Ninja just appears out of thin air at our side with, yet again, another check in paw to the leg. 

Abigail is very set in her ways. She has quite the long list of things she likes and things she dislikes, like Santa Paws... Heck, if she never had to see Santa Paws ever again, it would be too soon. Her favorite thing, aside from her dad, is routine. Unlike most pups who require a collar change at drop off, Abigail's dad HAS to be the one to change her school uniform. If we welcome her in before the official change, her whole morning is completely thrown into a whirlwind of confusion and despair. Of course, we've learned this quirky side and on the rare occasion we forget about her arrival routine, we're quick to send her back out. Once the change has happened, Abigail needs to run up and down the top set of stairs three times. Not once, not twice, but three times. After which, she's quick to jump on the half door to get her last "see you later" from dad and then she's off to hang out with her buddies... and you guessed it, her favorite play style is swatting her friends on the head. We've tried to tell her it isn't nice to treat others like punching bags but hey, at least she's gentle about it. 

We've recently discovered Abigail's new obsession with bandannas. When the bandanna became all stretched and worn, her dad removed it and again, Abigail was thrown into another whirlwind of change and new dimensions. To combat this, we now assure she has a new bandanna every time her previous one is looking a little stretched and shabby. Have no fear Abigail, we're stocking up on more bandannas just for you!!
2020 Calendars
The official 2020 Happy Hounds Calendars have arrived!!
Be sure to snag one for you and one for a friend. They are free to good home!
December Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Casey C. - 11 years - 12/1
Trooper H. - 4 years - 12/1
Scout K. - 2 years - 12/8
Rhymni R. - 4 years - 12/9
Alfie W. - 1 year - 12/10
Hailey K. - 5 years - 12/10
MJ C. - 2 years - 12/10
Ziva S. - 10 years - 12/10
Bailey A. - 4 years - 12/11
Jimmie C. - 2 years - 12/12
Scout L. - 8 years - 12/14
Finley S. - 7 years - 12/15
Lulu D. - 6 years - 12/15
Clifford D. - 4 years - 12/20
Kodi W. - 5 years - 12/26
Remi L. - 2 years - 12/26
Juneau L. - 7 years - 12/27
Chip M. - 4 years - 12/28
Ruby M. - 3 years - 12/28
Gus H. - 12 years - 12/29
Kevin H. - 3 years - 12/29
Ridley G. - 4 years - 12/29

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Mon., Dec 16th  t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Howl-i-day Photos
The past few years we've scheduled photos with Santa Paws and his helper for all the pups attending daycare that day. As much as all of the parents love it, we have a growing list of dogs who are afraid of Santa. Every year, there seems to be more and more pups with ZERO interest in seeing the Big Man from The North Pole. 

That being said, we WILL be doing Howl-i-day photos, however, Santa Paws will not be in attendance this year.  

Howl-i-day photos will take place the week of December 23rd-27th. All pups in attendance for daycare or boarding will have a chance for a special howl-i-day photo. 

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