H appy Hounds News
March 2017

The first day of Spring is slowly but surely creeping up on us and and that the dogs have been loving the daily changing environment. One day we are playing with snowballs and snuggling to get warm while the next the dogs are sunbathing on the deck and barking at the opportunity to play with the hose again.  Not only is Monday, March 20th the official first day of Spring, but it's also our March Birthday party ! Be sure to book your pooch for daycare to indulge in doggy cake for Three Dog Bakery and some good ol' fashioned romping with friends. 

St. Patty's Day is Friday, March 17th. If you're planning a fun night out on the town, make sure you book Fido for a slumber party or at least daycare that day to help tire them out. Who needs a puppy sitter if puppy is in a daycare coma?!

Don't forget to book your Spring Break reservations as soon as possible. This helps assure we have room for your pup and we have staffed accordingly for the busy school break. While you're dipping your feet in the sandy beaches, your pooch will be having a blast splashing in pools and romping with friends.


Happy Hounds
In This Issue
Save the date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our March  cake will be served up on
Monday, March 20th!

Sophie is fantasizing over the cake already. 
Quick Links
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Call Happy Hounds anytime!
Family Training Class
6 week course for dogs 8 weeks and older.

Curriculum includes: Leash Etiquette, Proper Play and
Socialization, Nuisance Behavior Prevention, Safety, Relaxation and
Distraction Training, House Training, Cage Training and Destruction

For information, contact
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
Puppy Warts
Over the last two weeks, we've seen a few cases of papillomavirus(Puppy warts), a common virus among younger pups and dogs with lowered immune systems. Though it is not a huge health concern, we ask that you check your pup's mouth regularly and if warts are present, to not bring your pooch in until they've cleared up. 

What is papilloma virus?

Canine oral papillomas, also known as oral warts, are small, benign tumors of the mouth caused by the papilloma virus. They are found on the lips, gums, mouth, and rarely can also be located on other mucous membranes. 

Causes of papilloma virus in dogs

Canine oral papillomas usually affect young dogs, under the age of 2. Young dogs are more susceptible to the papilloma virus because their immune system is not fully developed. As their immune system matures, they produce antibodies against the virus and the warts can eventually disappear. Affected dogs can transmit the virus to other dogs through direct contact. This usually occurs when they greet each other, share toys, or eat/drink out of the same food or water bowl. Canine papilloma virus is species-specific and therefore cannot be transmitted from dogs to humans or cats.

Symptoms of papilloma virus in dogs

Papillomas typically develop on the lips, tongue, throat or gums. They are round and have an irregular surface, reminiscent of a cauliflower, and usually grow in clusters. Most dogs are asymptomatic unless the papillomas become infected. Infected oral papillomas can cause pain, swelling and bad breath. 

Treatment of papilloma virus in dogs:

Since canine oral papillomas are usually asymptomatic, treatment is often not indicated unless they become infected or become symptomatic. Infected papillomas can be painful and require a course of antibiotics. Occasionally, a dog will have so many growths that eating becomes problematic. When this occurs, the papillomas can be surgically excised or treated with cryotherapy (freezing). Another treatment involves crushing the lesions to stimulate the host immune system to attack them. Most cases of canine oral papillomas go away on their own within 1-5 months as the affected dog's immune system matures and mounts a response to the virus.

For more information, visit www.pethealthnetwork.com
Happy Hounds' Dog of the Month
Meet Gunner

Gunner, a German Shepherd, joined the Happy Hounds family in June of 2014 at the age of 8 months. 
"Never judge a book by it's cover", Gunner is strong example of that saying. Although he appears to be one of the more masculine boys in the pack, many head shakes and laughs are had the moment he lets out a playful, high pitched yip for his friends. Though daycare is a fun and stimulating environment, Gunner always sets aside time to indulge in one of his guilty pleasures, chasing his tail.  B eing a working breed, he strives to lend a hand in anyway possible. Unfortunately, one of the only things he feels he can 'help' with is manning the Red Gate. When clients come into the lobby, he's one of the first to act, but not in a way the rest of the dogs do. Instead of running outside to check out who's here, he runs to the red gate, flips the locking mechanism, pushes the gate open and stands there, waiting as the rest of the pack charges down the stairs. Though we thank him immensely for his 'helpful' efforts, he often ends up slowing the process. So n ext time you're dropping off or picking up your pooch and there's a snap collar locking the gate closed, be sure to say 'Hi' to Mr. Gunner.
Adoptable Dog of the Month
Meet Cupid

Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 6/6/16
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Energy Level: Very active and energetic
Good with children: Yes, with children 8-10+
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with dogs: Yes, males and females

Cupid was transferred from a high kill shelter. He's still pretty young and has lots of energy but he's very sweet and loving. He does very well with the dogs he's been paired up with. He can be a little mouthy, in a playful puppy way even though, so we recommend him with older children until he can learn his manners. Cupid loves toys but they need to be tough and indestructible. He likes to be snuggled up under a blanket or in your lap. He's working hard on his puppy training and he seems to be catching on to potty training, too. With a little time and positive reinforcement he will become an amazing dog and part of the family. Please consider adopting this sweetie pie!

For more information, visit  iheartdogs.org
March Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!
Elvis L. - 7 years - 3/1
Gunner P. - 3 years - 3/1
Nala M. - 9 years - 3/1
Piper F. - 8 years - 3/1
Trooper U. - 8 years - 3/1
Buster D. - 8 years - 3/3
Daisy P. - 4 years - 3/4
Sophie P. - 10 years - 3/4
Trixie K. - 6 years - 3/4
Buddy H. - 7 years - 3/5
Colby G. - 2 years - 3/6
Mia P. - 5 years - 3/6
Molly P. - 5 years - 3/6
Abby P. - 2 years - 3/7
Copper P. - 3 years - 3/9
Duke K. - 10 years - 3/9
Hiero B. - 2 years - 3/9
Loki E. - 8 years - 3/10
Timbit S. - 7 years - 3/10
Winston M. - 4 years - 3/10
Gomez A. - 3 years - 3/14
Lola P. - 10 years - 3/14
Pepper W. - 3 years - 3/14
Dooley B. - 7 years - 3/15
Angel R. - 8 years - 3/16
Sadie S. - 5 years - 3/16
Caleb B. - 5 years - 3/17
Roxy S. - 6 years - 3/17
Sparky P. - 10 years - 3/19
Harley M. - 9 years - 3/20
Hughie K. - 10 years - 3/20
Clementine B. - 1 year - 3/21
Mr. Darcy F. - 3 years - 3/21
Maisie N. - 6 years - 3/22
Daisy L. - 3 years - 3/23
Metta S. - 4 years - 3/23
Denver D. - 10 years - 3/24
Murphy S. - 9 years - 3/26

Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, March 20th  t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Dog Food Recalls!
Over the last few weeks, a few very popular dog foods have issued recalls. Always keep up to date on major recalls. If your pooch eats that food, please check to make sure the food in your pantry wasn't effected in the recall.

What's Recalled?
  • Evanger's Hunk of Beef
    • 12 ounce can
    • Item #776155
  • Evanger's: Braised Beef
    • 12 ounce can
    • Item #776150
  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef
    • 12 ounce can
    • Item #776107
  • Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food with Chicken and Rice Classic Ground
    • 13.2 ounce cans. 
    • UPC: 7-3725726116-7
    • Best By Date: 8/5/19
  • Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice
    • 13.2 ounce can
    • UPC: 68826707501
    • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019
  • Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice
    • 13.2 ounce can
    • UPC: 68826700360
    • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019
  • Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon
    • 13.2 ounce
    • UPC: 68826700356
    • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019
  • Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables
    • 12.5 ounce can
    • UPC: 8-40243-10017-0
    • Codes: Best By 08/03/2019

For more information, visit DogFoodAdvisor.com
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