Happy Hounds News
January 2019

First and foremost, we would like to thank all of our parents and pups for yet another great year in 2018! At the end of every year, we take the time to reflect on Happy Hounds and all that is has become. Every year, we feel more and more grateful, lucky and blessed to have this place to call home. Without the love, dedication, generosity and support from our families of HH, we wouldn't be the ever growing daycare and boarding facility that we are today! 
A new year means new furry friends! Last year we had the pleasure of welcoming 109 new clients to our ever growing family. That's a lot of slobber, happy tail wags and many hours of play-induced comas. A lot of those new pups were referred to us from current clients! Thank you for being the best of advertising there is! With that, 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 Last Day Dog Rescue. The homeless puppers are going to be so happy once they get to see all of their presents this year. The pups of Last Day Dog Rescue and rescues throughout, could only dream of having parents like you! And of course, thank you for the gifts given to staff, you guys truly spoil us and know us all too well. However, the biggest gift of all is sharing your furry loved one with us! 

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, 2019!


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 21st!

HUGE smile for the camera, Audry.
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
K9 Turbo Training
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
2019 Calendars
Have you picked up a copy of our
2019 Happy Hounds Calendar ?

If not, be sure to grab one for you and one for a friend next time you're in! They are FREE to good home. 
2019 Events & Parties
Mark your calendars and RSVP early to our 2019 Parties and Events!!!
  • January Birthday - Monday, January 21st
  • Valentine's: Day One - Thursday, February 14th
  • Valentine's: Day Two - Friday February 15th
  • February Birthday - Monday, February 18th
  • March Birthday - Monday, March 18th
  • April Birthday - Monday, April 15th
  • May Birthday - Monday, May 20th
  • June Birthday - Monday, June 17th
  • July Birthday - Monday, July 15th
  • August Birthday - Monday, August 19th
  • September Birthday - Monday, September 16th
  • October Birthday - Monday, October 21st
  • Howl-o-ween: Day One - Wednesday, October 30th
  • Howl-o-ween: Day Two - Thursday, October 31st
  • November Birthday - Monday, November 18th
  • Holiday: Day One - TBD **
  • Holiday: Day Two - TBD **
  • December Birthday - Monday, December 16th
  ** Holiday Party  2019 to be determined at a later date.
January Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Bentley K. - 3 years - 1/1
Dutchess D. - 7 years - 1/1
Gemini C. - 11 years - 1/1
Henry B. - 8 years - 1/1
Mr. Waffles - 15 years - 1/1
Nico F. - 9 years - 1/1
Nora S. - 8 years - 1/1
Rudolph I. - 10 years - 1/1
Sadie B. - 6 years - 1/1
Tyson D. - 8 years - 1/1
Monterey J. - 14 years - 1/2
Sophie L. - 2 years - 1/2
Charlee M. - 6 years - 1/5
Dex D. - 7 years - 1/5
Einstein A. - 9 years - 1/5
Louie C. - 4 years - 1/7
Audry S. - 7 years - 1/9
Brandy V. - 1 year - 1/10
Cali A. - 9 years - 1/12
Luna A. - 1 year - 1/12
Stormy C. - 3 years - 1/14
Vinny O. - 6 years - 1/14
Kody T. - 3 years - 1/16
Winter K. - 1 year - 1/17
Buddy G. - 10 years - 1/18
Tucker D. - 3 years - 1/20
Riff Raff B. - 3 years - 1/26
Annie F. - 1 year - 1/27
Gladys A. - 1 year - 1/27
Maggie C. - 11 years - 1/31

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, January 21st  t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Romp In Peace
Every year, our pack has the pleasure of welcoming many new additions to our ever growing Happy Hounds family. With all of the happiness and memories we gain from every pooch we meet, unfortunately, there comes a time when we have to say the hardest of goodbyes. It never gets easier receiving that email or phone call. The amount of heartbreak that we feel for the loss of our furry friends is the only downside of this business. We as humans grow such a strange affinity for these goofy little creatures known as man's best friend. Make no mistake, regardless the amount of time we have spent with them, whether that be a little or a lot; the love, loyalty, knowledge and memories that we gain from your beloved furry family member is unwavering. With each and every pooch we meet, we always learn more about them than we could have ever imagined; how to better care and accommodate a new personality,  where their favorite scratch spot is, what their goofy quirk may be, how to whip up a gourmet meal to their liking, who their best friends are, what sends them into the zoomies at the most random of times and ultimately what makes them the happiest of hounds. We love and form bonds with these pups as if they were our own, because when they first walked through that red gate, they became apart of our Happy Hounds family. It isn't just your furchildren that we fall in love with, we cherish our time with you as well. We look forward to the time we share with you at pick up and drop off, the quick phone call chats, the heartfelt emails, what adventures you're going on or just sharing a good laugh, which happen often. Our heart breaks not just for the loss of our furry friend, but also for you. The truth is, the moment you and your best friend walk through the doors of HH on your first initial meeting, you have both joined our large, drooly, Happy Hounds family. We thank you for giving us every reason to laugh, smile, and feel the love from you and your furry companion.

To Cubby,
First and foremost, "woo. Woo woo woo-whoooo."

It's hard to figure out where to even start. Though you may have spent your whole life building this tough guy persona, we all know that you were really just a big softy at heart, especially when it came to storms. We know how much you hated them and secretly, we took full advantage of that. There was nothing better than the snuggles and love we gave and received while comforting you. It was one of the few times we got to really hold and full on enjoy your fluffy frame. During daycare, your goofy, sassy antics gave us so many reasons to smile and laugh. There was always some kind of complaint needing to be filed, a staff member not pulling their weight, a dog daring to walk past YOUR gate or a slice of cheese not being presented to you in a timely manner. To say you kept us on our toes would be an understatement. But, to be fair, you did help us out a lot. We called you The Gate Keeper, and for good reason. You always seemed to keep the young rowdies at bay when they would attempt zoom upstairs and to stir the older, lounging pack. Policing pups was your specialty and we are forever grateful for your dedication to peace and quiet in your decade long Happy Hounds career. We take comfort in knowing that the gate to doggy heaven is guarded and all pups crossing over are greeted by plenty of Woo-woo-wooooos.

To Jack,

Though our time together was short, that doesn't mean you made any less of an impact. Your upbeat personality and the cute skip-like pep in your step made us love you that much more. Even at the ripe age of 15, you managed to keep up and out trot the younger pups. Just always on the go, trying to keep up with staff. You weren't huge on playing with other pups, probably because you were so wise beyond your years. It's like you just didn't have time to deal with those shenanigans, after all, who was going to keep the staff busy by begging for pets? That's what they're here for... right? That was really the only complaint we ever got out of you, the lack of belly rubs and cheek scratches. Our biggest hope is that doggy heaven is well equipped to deal with your massage demands with not one, but two hands constantly offering pets, rubs and scratches.

To Lucy,

You were exactly what a lab is supposed to be; loyal, loveable, happy and friendly to all you met. That noodly  lab tail was always showing your emotion, constantly wagging and full of happiness. You had such a pure heart and soul. The only thing you truly wanted and needed was validation that you were a good girl.. and you were the best girl. They say dogs are man's best friend and you lived up to that saying. You were so happy just to be in the company of someone, anyone. When your name was called, you stopped what you were doing and appeared, almost out of thin air. You only had one vice, and it was fetch. To say you were addicted would be accurate but you were also very much in control of your urges. Though we're pretty positive you happily trotted across that rainbow bridge with a ball in mouth.

To Cruiser
You spent 9 years with us, boarding on and off. Throughout the 9 years, you lived up to your name. You were always up and at'em, cruising around for someone to play with, monitor or scold. I guess you could say you were one of our original 'Rufferees'. Much like a hall monitor, you were always on the prowl, keeping the young rowdies at a manageable volume and making sure no one overstepped their bounds. Even during naptime, it's like you sensed someone was coming to stir the pot. You would wake up out of a dead sleep, let out a few not-so-threatening warning "woofs", as if you were telling them to "get off my lawn" and curl back up in the sun to continue break time. We know how exhausting it can be keeping the peace and we thank you for every bit of time you offered us. We picture you up in doggy heaven, ruffereeing the fetch field and only breaking to mentor your new baby brother, Buster. With a mentor like you, Cruiser, it's no wonder Buster is such a lovely little lad.

To Apollo,

If there was anything you mastered, it was being able to determine which cot was comfiest or when and where prime sunbathing time was, whether that be on the deck or in playroom two with the afternoon sun beating through the window. Though you spent a lot of your time with us hopping from nap zone to nap zone, you never went unnoticed by staff or dogs. You were always one of the "easy" pups. Just so content lounging and getting the occasional rub down, pat or head scratch from staff. Arguably one of the overnighters favorite netflix buddies. You never once complained about our horrible taste in shows or the lack of late night snack sharing. With the rest of the pack, they all gravitated towards you come nap time. Whether it be jamming themselves on the same cot as you or trying to fit their bodies in the last few slivers of sunlight on the ground, you were constantly surrounded. You never cared who or where someone cuddled, as long as you had your spot, the more the merrier. We know that in doggy heaven, you're basking in plenty of afternoon sun surrounded by many furry friends.

To Yukon,

At Happy Hounds, you not only stole the show but you also stole our hearts. Our first image when your name comes up is you flashing that charming, million dollar smile. It was the type of smile celebrities evy, the type that hits you straight in the 'feels'. And that infectious happy-go-lucky personality... We can't really recall one moment of anything less than pure joy radiating off of you. Aside from your award winning personality, you were so handsome. Your parents loved you very much and it showed in every way possible, especially with your constant grooms. Your stunning looks always kept you the center of attention to passing clients. Everyone commented on what a beautiful dog and how happy you looked. In the pack, you were constantly on the go. You had such an awkward taste in friends. Always choosing the smallest physical option with the largest personality. You sure liked your friends wild with an extra splash of sass, but if there is one thing you know most about, it's having a good time, so who were we to judge?

To Midge,

You began your Happy Hounds career as Marcy, our foster dog back in October 2010. Back then you were young and spry but still couldn't turn down a good cuddle. You always were the biggest snuggler. In February 2011, you joined a wonderful family, a current client of ours. You instantly bonded with your new English Sheepdog brother, Bob. Watching the way you and Bob immediately gravitated to each other was heart melting. If you two weren't shoved onto the same small cot, you were, at very least, in the same room. As the years went on, we said our last goodbye to Bob and you welcomed a new baby doodle brother, Dewey, to the family. That boy adored and worshipped you. You always had that motherly instinct with all the youngins at Happy Hounds and it helped mold Dewey into a great young man. Please know that Dewey is well, that he misses you but he has blossomed into a fine young man who is very popular among the other pups. He knows you're still watching over him, the entire family as well as your home away from home, Happy Hounds.

To Otis,
No matter how long of a lapse in daycare days, you always picked up where you left off. You split your time wisely, spending the morning hours relaxing, scoping the room and working up the courage, just looking for the prettiest lady pooch to swoon over. You were always quite the romantic. Once you had your lady of the day chosen, you did everything in your power to get to her play. Your go-to flirt move being the "booty bump", where you would awkwardly bash your rump on the shoulders of your prospective playmate.. Oddly enough, it worked 3 out of 4 times. After flirting the late morning and early afternoon hours away, it was time to set up shop. In the early years of Happy Hounds, one of your favorite places was lounging on an armrest of his favorite couch. As the years went on, we got rid of the furniture but you evolved with the changing of Happy Hounds and found a new favorite spot, sprawled out on the window ledge. That was your spot. We always knew it was 3pm when you would gravitate and plop. You knew that was the best spot in the house to monitor the lobby comings and goings. Just waiting for that pick up truck to pull in and your dad to appear. We hope that in doggy heaven, you have plenty of lovely ladies to drool over and the best window perch with a great view.

To Simon,

You were hands down one of the original Happy Hounders, joining our pack way back in 2004, at the young age of 7 months. You never let anything hold you back, even when your legs didn't agree with you by the 14th year, you were determined to always be apart of the action and you never slowed down, ever. Being a seasoned veteran of HH, you grew very wise and made sure to keep the youngins in line with a few barks when your nap was disrupted! Up until you retired from HH back in June, you were always the model Happy Hounder; always in the best spirits, always ready for a game of fetch and about as happy as a golden can be. You were quite the ladies man, especially when it came to the staff, you were always an arms length away from a human, just in case we reached out a hand to pass along some scratches or massages. And if you didn't receive the right amount of attention, you made sure to park yourself right next to us and voice your frustrations! Simon, you were about as loyal as they come, full of so much love and happiness.

To all pups who have crossed over;

We hope for your sake that in doggy heaven fetch is never ending, the treat dispenser never empties, the doggy pool is forever half full and they never stop telling you what a good dog you are. Thank you for the hours, days, months, years you spent watching over us, in this life and the next. May you all romp in peace.

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