Happy Hounds News
January 2018

First and foremost, thank you for an awesome 2017! 
A new year means new furry friends! Last year we had the pleasure of welcoming 127 new clients to our ever growing family. That's a lot of slobber, happy tail wags and many hours of play-induced comas. Keep in mind, when you refer a client, your pooch receives a free day of daycare to use whenever you wish. 
A huge thank you to everyone who donated items to Detroit Dog Rescue. The homeless puppers are going to be so happy once we make our drop off later this week. And of course, thank you for the gifts given to staff. However, the biggest gift of all is sharing your furry loved one with us! 

As a reminder, our Evening Arrival fee will be charged PER dog not PER family. Meaning, if you have two pups and you decide to take advantage of our afternoon drop off between the hours or 2pm and 6pm, instead of one flat charge of $16, you will be charged for two evening arrival fees, one per dog, a total of $32. 

As you know, on December 9th, Santa came to visit all the good boys and girls at Happy Hounds. The pups were extremely excited to cuddle up next to him and share their Christmas wishes. Visit us on Facebook to view the 
Here's to many more hours of play time, blissful evenings at home with comatose pups and nights spend cuddling on sleepovers. We're ready for you, 2018!


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

Yep, Louie is 3 going on 30.
To view upcoming parties and special events, visit our website!
Quick Links
Make a Reservation!
Call Happy Hounds anytime!
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
2018 Calendars
Have you picked up a copy of our
2018 Happy Hounds Calendar ?

If not, be sure to grab one for you and one for a friend next time you're in!
January Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Bailee S. - 9 years - 1/1
Bud dy W. - 8 years - 1/1
Crystal L. - 8 years - 1/1
Dutchess D. - 6 years - 1/1
Gemini C. - 10 years - 1/1
Guinness W. - 10 years - 1/1
Henry B. - 7 years - 1/1
Jack D. - 4 years - 1/1
Jerry C. - 14 years - 1/1
Maggie E. - 5 years - 1/1
Midge S. - 11 Years - 1/1
Misty F. - 9 years - 1/1
Nico F. - 8 years - 1/1
Nora S. - 7 years - 1/1
Oreo B. - 7 years - 1/1
Rosie L. - 11 years - 1/1
Rudolph I. - 9 years - 1/1
Stanley O. - 6 years - 1/1
Tyson D. - 7 years - 1/1
Violet L. - 7 years - 1/1
Monterey J. - 13 years - 1/2
Finnley B. - 4 years - 1/3
Hope Ann G. - 6 years - 1/4
Lelu N. - 1 year - 1/4
Charlee M. - 5 years - 1/5
Dex D. - 6 years - 1/5
Einstein A. - 8 years - 1/5
Louie C. - 3 years - 1/7
Audry S. - 6 years - 1/9
Nessie G. - 13 years - 1/9
Cody P. - 1 year - 1/10
Cookie B. - 8 years - 1/10
Cali A. - 8 years - 1/12
Stormy C. - 2 years - 1/14
Vinny O. - 5 years - 1/14
Leo D. - 5 years - 1/15
Buddy G. - 9 years - 1/18
Dodi T. - 11 years - 1/18
Minnie G. - 1 year - 1/19
Tucker D. - 2 years - 1/20
Ruby S. - 2 years - 1/21
George K. - 2 years - 1/23
Yukon T. - 10 years - 1/23
Sami C. -2 years - 1/24
Riff Raff B. - 2 years - 1/27
Groot R. - 3 years - 1/28
Shiloh E. - 6 years - 1/28
Arrow B. - 2 years - 1/29
Cubby A. - 12 years - 1/30
Maggie C. - 10 years - 1/31

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

Romp In Peace
Every year we welcome many new friends into our ever growing family. With all the joy we gain from every pooch, unfortunately, there comes a time when we have to say goodbye. It's never easy receiving that call or reading that email. The amount of heartbreak we feel for the loss of our friends is the only downside to this business. We as humans grow such a strange affinity for these goofy little creatures known as man's best friends. Make no mistake, no matter the amount time we've spent with them, whether that be a little or a lot; the love, loyalty and knowledge we gain from your beloved furry family member is unwavering. With every new pooch we learn something.. how to better care and accommodate a new personality, a new feeding ritual, who clicks with who, what gets them into their silly, wild craze. It isn't just about your furchildren, it's also you. We love having the time at pick up and drop off to chat, hear your funny stories about what your pup did, what adventures you're going on or just plain sharing a good laugh. Our heart breaks not just for the loss of our furry friend but for you. The truth of it is, the moment you and your best friend walk through the lobby doors on your first initial meeting, you have both joined our large, drooly, Happy Hound family. We thank you for giving us reason every reason to laugh, smile and feel loved from you and your furry friend.

To Bitsy, you were such a happy, wiggly little thing who always had to be where ever the action was. At 8lbs, soaking wet, you were often found hip-hopping underneath the mammoths in the basement, in your own little world, occasionally chasing your tail. Though we met you late in life, joining in 2013 at the age of 12, you always had the heart and soul of a young pup. You were always close by, following one of the staff members around, trying your hardest to keep up with all the youngens at play. Our fondest memories of you often consist of your cute bunny hops and excited, full-body wiggles... Especially around feeding time. You were always so good about finishing the meal and licking the bowl clean. There were certainly never any crumbs left behind for us to clean up. Come bedtime, all the pups gravitated towards you. You were always the first to pass out, picking the best spot in the house, which led to the beginning of our bedtime puppy pile-ups.


To Ruby Two, you were one of our Happy Hounds originals! Beginning in 2005 at the age of 6 months. Our second Ruby to ever grace us with their presence, thus the nickname "Ruby Two", and it stuck throughout your whole Happy Hounds career. Regardless of your older age and physical limitations, you were ALWAYS our master fetch player. Up until you retired from daycare in in 2014, you spent all day playing ball. Ruby, you could convince anyone to do anything with those soulful big brown eyes and your sweet attempts to nudge the ball into our hands. You never failed to get what you wanted... Even if that meant 10 more minutes of fetch after playing for hours on end. We all find comfort knowing you're across the rainbow bridge where you never misplace your ball and fetch never ends.


To Zoe, from the moment you began attending daycare at the age of 8 years in 2015, we knew you needed a job with a title.. And we gave you that. You were one of the of the original Rufferees. Always showing up to school ready and eager to follow your duties as our main Rufferee, arguably our very first Official Daycare Rufferees. You wore those stripes proudly and always let us know when the other pups were out of line. Always so adamant about following the rules and making sure they were being followed by all the pups. We appreciate your role more than you know! We all know the love and pride your parents had for you. You always strutted in to start your day beautifully pampered. Even though sometimes the pups stressed you out by ignoring your demands for them to stop their foolish puppy nonsense, you were always picked up prim and proper, never one hair misplaced on that beautiful blonde head.


To Savannah, though we didn't have the pleasure to see you as often as we would have liked, we loved every minute of Savannah days. You were such a good pooch who really didn't require the regular daycare like some pups do. When you were here, you were often curled up out of the way, watching all the action from afar. Some people enjoy people watching just as much as some pups enjoy puppy watching, right? When we think of what labs should be, we think of you, the perfect, loving and loyal family dog.. Though your passing was hard on them, your family was eventually able to open their hearts and home to a new pooch, Little Murphy. Let me tell you, that wild boy has some big shoes to fill and a lot to live up to. Though you never had a chance to meet your new brother, we know you would have adored him. We know you're watching over Little Murph and making sure he's making good choices.


To Riley, though we were only blessed to have cared for you twice in the last two years, that didn't make us love you any less. You were such a good boy and you kept us laughing with your goofy antics. You were a wonderful watchdog, you always let us know when the pesky chipmunks were rummaging through the bushes. And like clockwork, you were there to alert the hounds with each fed-ex delivery next door. When playing, you would bounce and spin in circles, barking at your chosen friend for the day. Aside from your silly quirks, you had wonderful manners. You were always first and last in line at the lunch counter, waiting patiently for your turn.. And then your second turn, but as we pointed out after every meal, this is not a buffet. We couldn't blame you, who doesn't love those pupperonis?


To Sadie, you were more than just a dog in the pack, you were everyone's dog. We spent the last 10 years, five days a week with you. You became everyone's part-time pooch and though we treat all the pups like our own, you got it just a little more than the rest. You were always there to help us finish the turkey and cheese on our Jimmy John's sub, or help clean up the crumbs that fell on the office desk. Nothing compares to the amount of times we would beg you to go outside and potty only to be refused by you, The Diva... and then two minutes later, there you were,  threatening to pee on the floor if we didn't drop what we were doing and rush to your aid because you didn't have to go out the five times we asked. You were quite the drill sergeant. You even made sure our office staff was working to their fullest potential... Which really meant typing with one hand and petting you with the other. The struggle you would have to go through, nudging our elbows nonstop until we put everything on hold to give you attention. You were so right... You deserved every bit of that attention and more. Your opinion mattered more to us than anything else. If we got a new bed, we'd make sure to have you test it out. You even helped us interview potential staff and conduct meetings. We all remember how belligerent you could be during those staff meetings. It wasn't an easy adjustment when you left but your love and loyalty lives on in our hearts and in Happy Hounds.


To Sam, you always shared your time wisely with each and every staff member, never leaving anyone out. During the day, after a bit of mingling with the pups, you liked to set up shop under the office desk, hanging out with whoever was manning the phones and computer. At dinner time, you were spoiled with spoon feedings. Oh Sam, even eating off a spoon you were the messiest eater. Ha! On overnights, you were adamant about sleeping in bed but you would never just jump on and steal a spot. Sam, you wanted nothing more than invitation to snuggle, but we wish you would have understood that your cuddles were always welcome, invitation or not. Your favorite time to play was, of course, bedtime while everyone is lounging on the couch, watching tv, trying to relax from an eventful day of play, that was when you made your move. For the last 9 years with Sam at Happy Hounds, we learned that everything always happened on Sam's time.

To Beau, you were the quintessential perfect golden. You joined us late in life, at the age of 11 years but we were so blessed to have been about to spend 4 years with you. Just a sweet, wise, well-mannered, old soul. You carried yourself proudly and wanted nothing more than a few pats on the head and the mention of "good boy"... That was all the recognition you needed because, well, let's be real, even you knew you were the best boy. At daycare, you kept a low profile, often curling up out of the way and longingly watching the staff members carry about their chores, just waiting to catch their eye and once you had it, it was an invitation for love... which your sister, Audry, often took full advantage of. Even though she would push you out of the way to steal some of the love that was rightfully yours, you didn't mind. You were such a great brother to her, always keeping a close eye on her, as any big brother should. At night, you always made sure to pick the best spot where both you and Audry could snooze and snuggle comfortably. 


To Daisey, we were blessed to have had 9 years with you and your larger than life personality. You were sure to get the most out of life by playing hard and napping even harder. You were often the reason we would start feeding when we did. Whoever said dogs can't tell time, never met you. You were always fed first but that didn't mean you had to give up your spot of first in line. Daisey, you showed amazing patience, just waiting as everyone ate. We knew that the only way to get you away from that spot was to let you check out the scene after everyone ate. Couldn't rest until you were positive no crumb was overlooked. And we knew that. But once you secured the scene, naptime could finally begin.


Mr. Sauve Atryeau, most commonly called Tray or everyone's personal favorite, Traymond.. Up until the very end you were still prowling for lovely ladies. From the moment you began attending in January of 2008, you were keen on those ladies. Never once were you caught romping, napping or flirting with a boy doggy. When you weren't vocalizing your affections for your favorite lady pup of the day, we always found you in the same place, parked right in front of the fan, with your sheltie fuzz blowing in the wind. We always said you were the dog version of Fabio and you were... With that hair and all the ladies pawing for your every glance. During outdoor activities, you took yourself VERY seriously and you were always on the look-out, whether it was those pesky kids walking by or conniving squirrels, our yard was guaranteed safe on Tray days.


Little Ms. Bossy Minnie... You always had us laughing with your antics.  Fun Governor and Official Scrap Scavenger were two grand titles you held throughout your whole Happy Hounds career, an impressive 7 year title holder. Definitely something mom would be proud of. You were such a strong example of how to Dog for your younger brother, Guinness. You knew where the comfiest places to nap were, where to lay to catch the best rays, how to tell when the humans were getting ready to eat and where the best place to be when that time came.
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 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