Happy Hounds
 Dog Day Care & Lodging

A Totally Cage Free Facility
673 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan
734-459-DOGS (3647)
In This Issue
Birthday Celebrations
Recycling Items Needed
Meet Our July Pups
Summer Safety Resources
Important Reminders
Quick Links

July 12 & 13

July 2014

Party Time!
Happy Hounds 10th Anniversary arrives Saturday July 12 through Sunday July 13 (which coincides with Art in the Park here in Plymouth.)

Everyone is invited to come on down and enjoy some delicious treats (for pups and people), fun games and prizes -  and don't forget to pick up your goodie bag.
We will have some fun swimming pools set up for the pups along with a Bounce House for the kids so bring the kids and the dogs to celebrate Happy Hounds turning 10 years old!

With summertime upon us its important to take some precautions for pet safety so do read our message from the Michigan Humane Society below. There is also an important resource for locating lost pets.

And be sure to catch the pups of the month along with our July Birthday doggies who will enjoy another fabulous doggie birthday cake July 21.

Birthday Celebrations !!!

Here's  A Huge Howl For Our July Birthday Dogs:
Scout K, Sunday W, Sassy Lada J, Jax W, Shiloh F, Teddy F, Phoebe L, Penny M, Cooper B, Guiness E, Marley C, Dulli H, Bo Q, Sadie L, Bella H, Leia H, Rowdy H, Chandler H, Bo R, Gary D, Charlie S, Max B, Jules R, Scout M, Mitzi M

Our July Birthday Party takes place Monday July 21!

Keep Us In Mind For These Recycling Items
If you are ever going to toss old, good towels, carpets, rugs, bath towls, blankets, comforters, dog beds, or sheets, leather furniture, etc. Happy Hounds recycles/washes and uses them daily for cleaning the daycare, and for the bedding on the cots for the dogs. The rugs are used for the older dogs as to have a non-slip flooring.
Meet This Month's Happy Pups

Addie E 
Meet Addie! Addie joined the Happy Hounds family in March of 2007 at just over one year of age. She has quite the personality! Addie is one of our vocal players.  She's often grumbling and barking, egging on her play buddy for the day. When she's not playing, she curls up on our shelf of blankets. Probably one of the best and most comfortable napping locations. At pick up time, she's often the first to let us know when someone has arrived. She's quite helpful.

Bailey H 
Meet Bailey! Bailey joined the Happy Hounds family in April of 2009 at the age of 6 months. Bailey truly has it all. Not only is he absolutely handsome, he's also quite goofy. Bailey keeps us laughing with his awkward form of play. He's known to spin in circles, slapping his butt on his play buddy while twitching his head back and forth. Bailey is also a great watch dog! He enjoys keeping the squirrels and the FedEx men away. Thanks for all the hard work, Bailey! You do an excellent job!

Katie R 
Meet Katie! Katie joined the Happy Hounds family in November of 2005 at 6 months old. This pretty pooch has a heart of gold. Her favorite thing ever is snuggling up with the staff. She's often the first to charge over to the boarding house at night, curling up on the couch. Once the pups and the overnighter settle in for the night, she's right there! Glued to our side, begging for pets and love.

Zoe A 
Meet Zoe! Zoe joined the Happy Hounds family in December of 2009 at 9 years of age. Don't let her age fool you, little Ms. Zoe is quite the trooper! She loves to be out with the big dogs, following the staff and stealing all of the attention. When she's not strolling around, she's often found snuggled up in a dog bed, napping away.

A Safety Message From Michigan Humane Society
Michigan Humane Society Offers Tips To Help Keep Pets Safe This Summer
Plus ePole Can Help Locate A Lost Pet

Independence Day is just around the corner, and that means more and more families across metro Detroit will be enjoying the spectacle of fireworks. But these pyrotechnics can be very frightening for our four-legged friends, who are able to do some pretty remarkable and potentially dangerous things in an effort to escape the loud noises and bright lights. The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is reminding pet owners to keep their pets safe by ensuring they are well-secured, have up-to-date identification and license tags, and are microchipped.
Of the more than 10,000 stray pets arriving at MHS each year, only a fraction - about 10 percent - have any form of identification. Without ID, the chance that these pets will be reunited with their families is small. MHS strongly recommends that pets have both visible ID tags and a microchip.

Affordable MicroChipping
Microchipping is a safe, permanent and unalterable way for your pet to be identified at veterinary centers and animal shelters around the country. MHS offers microchipping for dogs and cats for approximately $50, by appointment at each of the organization's three veterinary centers in Detroit (313-872-0004), Rochester Hills (248-852-7424) and Westland (734-721-4195). MHS even also includes no-cost microchipping with all its cat and kitten adoptions.

ePole Helps Locate Missing Pets
For those pets who do go missing, MHS offers an online tool called the ePole, which acts as a virtual telephone pole for public use, allowing those who lose a pet - as well as those who find a missing pet - to post the pet's vital information and get in contact with others, 24 hours a day. The service is free to use, providing residents with a means to upload photos of the missing pet, post descriptions of the animal, and share the location where the animal was last seen or found. The ePole can be found online at www.michiganhumane.org/lost.

About Fireworks
MHS also recommends the following tips to keep pets safe during Independence Day festivities:
Keep pets inside and secure. Frightened animals may jump tall fences, bolt out gates or run through screens during fireworks displays in order to "escape."

1 Resist the urge to take dogs to firework displays. Even those who are normally unflappable may be frightened by sudden, loud noises and may run off.

2 If you know your pet is afraid of loud noises, confine him in a safe, quiet room with their favorite toy and comfortable bedding.

3 If your dog shows signs of distress, give him a peanut butter-stuffed toy to help distract him and calm his nerves. Playing soft music may also help relieve the animal's stress.

4 The holiday is often accompanied by hot weather. Prevent heat exhaustion by keeping pets inside in a cool area during the heat of the day, with plenty of fresh, cool water.

For more information about pet safety, please visit www.michiganhumane.org.
Some Important Happy Hounds Reminders
When boarding your dog with us, we MUST have your dogs updated vaccination records 48 hours BEFORE he/she begin boarding. 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.  If this is not his/her daily collar you can keep the snap collar in you Happy Hounds backpack and we will change it out when your dogs arrive at Happy Hounds.  This is important for your dog's safety.

* Current vaccine records are required to attend daycare or lodging. If expired by 1 month or longer, you will be reminded that your pooch cannot play at Happy Hounds.

* Reservations are required to attend daycare 24 hours prior to the playdate, email reservations or phone ahead please.

* Please keep your best friend's nails clipped so that they can play safely.
We look forward to helping you with all your dog's needs in a fun, safe and cage-free environment!
Be sure to make your daily reservations 24 hours in advance, and boarding reservations early for summer. We do not like to have to turn away any pup the chance for play but we do get full...

Remember, we are the real deal when it comes to cage-free. You won't find one on the premises. We are cage-free 24/7!




Christine Perez
Manager Happy Hounds
734-459-DOGS (3647)