Happy Hounds News
June 2018


With the weather we've been having, it already feels like summer. Summer officially starts June 21st and with that, our busy boarding season. If you plan on taking a vacation or decided on taking a last minute weekend camping trip, don't forget to schedule boarding for your pooch! The entire week of 4th of the July is our busiest of the year. As of now, we have plenty of openings for boarding but that may change quickly, especially with all the new enrollments we're constantly receiving. We ask that all reservations are made as soon as possible to assure you a spot. We also try our best to staff accordingly but in the case of last minute boardings, we may have to turn a few down due to staffing. Though we do staff as much as possible, when calling off extra staff, we try to give them at least 8 hours notice. In the past, we have had to turn away dogs for day of boarding simply because additional staff was already called off. We greatly appreciate notice of at least 24 hours but we'll always try our hardest to accommodate last minute bookings. We know vacations are exciting for all involved and there's ton of planning when scheduling one. You would be surprised at how many last minute bookings we get because parents simply forgot to plan for their pooch.  

As school ends and the kids are home, we know a lot of pups plan on hanging out at home.  Whether you're cancelling, adjusting or even setting up a standing reservation, we ask that you let us know of any changes.

With busy boarding, that also means daycare will be more limited. If you need any specific days due to long work schedules or even just a day trip with the family, please, book those as soon as possible. We try our hardest to accommodate everyone but boarding pups are always a higher priority over daycare since we hate to leave anyone scrambling to find someone to watch their pup while they're away. 

And as always, if you suspect your pup is feeling under the weather, give us a call to cancel for the day, you will NOT be charged for it. Due to the communal nature of Happy Hounds, it's a huge risk to bring a sick pup into a pack. You know your dog best. Though it may not be contagious, it's better to play it safe. Sick dogs WILL be sent home. I know I, for one, would rather stay home if I wasn't feeling well. Perhaps your pup would be happier resting up and relaxing on the couch as well.


Happy Hounds
In This Issue
Save the date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our June  cake will be served up on
Monday, June 18th!

Yep Goose, it's that time of year again.
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Training Info
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Call Happy Hounds anytime!
We're happy to announce our new partnership with
K9 Turbo Training!

They will be offering:

-Basic Manners

-Puppy Manners

-Loose Leash/Impulse Control

For detailed class information, visit our Training Page

For more information on the trainers,
visit K9 Turbo Training's Website
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
Happy H ounds' Dog of the Month
Meet Nora

Nora, a pibble, joined the Happy Hounds family in August of 2015 at the age of four.

Quite possibly the cutest little blue House Hippo with the best smile in all of Plymouth, if not the whole world. Like most pibbles, Nora's favorite pass time is to be snuggled. It's a sure fire way to win her heart. Bonus points if you whisper sweet 'good girl's into her ear. Though she already knows she's the goodest girl, it never hurts to give her a few reminders here and there.

When she's not being loved on by staff, Nora is often found in the basement, policing the rough and tumble crew. She loves to chase her buddies around. I often imagine her playing cops and robbers with her buddies. Nora is very much into fair play and the justice system. No dog dares to steal a toy from another on Nora's watch! She will make sure she's chases the thief and return it to the rightful owner, the staff. After all, the best way to keep it fair is for someone to throw it and see who catches the toy. 

In the warm summer months, Nora can be found basking in the sun as the life guard on duty. That's right, she hangs her sheriff hat up just to make sure everyone is safe at the Happy Hounds Pooch Pools. Though she's not the type to thrash and splash, the girl does love to dip her toes in between saving lives.

A huge shout out to Nora for all her dedication to keeping Happy Hounds theft and drowning free!

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

Apollo H. - 11 years - 6/1
Bella G. - 9 years - 6/1
Juno L. - 9 years - 6/1
Lucy H. - 3 years - 6/1
Rubin C. - 3 years - 6/1
Lulu K. - 1 year - 6/2
Eddie L. - 1 year - 6/6
Grace S. - 2 years - 6/6
Watson L. - 2 years - 6/6
Sage N. - 3 years - 6/8
Cajun Z. - 1 year - 6/9
Dude H. - 2 years - 6/9
Mylo C. - 6 years - 6/11
Junior F. - 2 years - 6/12
Benny K. - 5 years - 6/13
Tinkerbell D. - 2 years - 6/13
Huey M. - 2 years - 6/14
Brady M. - 5 years - 6/15
Punkin C. - 4 years - 6/15
Bella J. - 8 years - 6/16
Remy W. - 2 years - 6/16
Dixie M. - 11 years - 6/18
Mya W. - 4 years - 6/18
Arlo G. - 6 years - 6/20
Leo M. - 2 years - 6/22
Brisco B. - 7 years - 6/25
Ollie C. - 9 years - 6/25
Blue P. - 2 years - 6/27
Finn M. - 10 years - 6/27
Harley Y. - 2 years - 6/27
Miguel K. - 1 year - 6/27
Sadie M. - 1 year - 6/27
Nala P. - 9 years - 6/28

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, June 18th  t o 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

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