Happy Hounds News
May 2016

To all parents of the Happy Hounds University students,

What a wonderful April we had, with all the school sports starting and continuing vacations for the spring, thank you for sharing your special pup with us. Some we only get to lay eyes, or hands, on 1-2 times a year and it's fun to see them again. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful donations that were graciously given to support Nancy's park bench project after she passed in March. The staff and Nancy's family are all so touched by the outpouring of support this will be a great project. We are meeting in the coming weeks to design her bench and will keep you posted.

I want to mention quickly with the coming summer upon us and already into full swing with spring, please keep your pup tested for intestinal parasites, keep them healthy with regular heart worm and flea preventatives. We do not always catch any pup in the direct act of POOOO-ing but in the case a staff member does and does see worms, we will call you, get a sample for your vet and report it to you, so you can seek the proper medical care. Please read up on the many different kinds of parasites that can affect your dog, young and old.

The warmer days are upon us and the smell of cut grass, flowers, and BBQ in the air also means safety for your pup, please be aware of open gates, dangerous equipment, and killer chemicals around your house for your pup to be exposed to. I don't want to get any heartbreaking calls from a great parent about our friends' involved in a accident.

Last but not least, a hint about 4th of July 2016, Happy Hounds is planning a spectacular showing this year in the Good Morning America Parade in Plymouth. ***DOGS, we will need the help of your parents for a good showing.


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Save the date!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month!  Our May  cake will be served up on Monday, May 16th!

You heard right, Augie. Your birthday is just around the corner!

Quick Links
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 Melody Huffer at
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

Dogs of the Month

Meet Jasmine, a Tibetan Spaniel. Jasmine joined the Happy Hounds family in February 2013 at the age of 10 months. What an adorable, spunky pooch. Jasmine is just a love bug! She greets her friends, both human and canine with cute, overly happy full-body wiggles. This girl is certainly not a dainty flower. Jasmine is always ready to rumble. Though she is smaller, she never lets her size hold her back. Jasmine is often found tussling with all dogs big and small. 

Meet Buddy, an Australian  cattle dog mix. Buddy joined the Happy Hounds family in August 2011 at the age of 1. What a cute little dude. Buddy has quite the funny personality. His parents say that Buddy never quite learned how to play ball but at Happy Hounds, he has... to a point. Buddy chases all his friends who are playing ball. He truly believes he's playing the game correctly. Buddy may never be the M.V.P. of the Happy Hounds fetch team but he'll always get an A for effort.

Meet Roscoe, a beagle mix. Roscoe joined the Happy Hounds family in January 2013 at the age of 3 years. This rambunctious little guy is full of energy! When he's not engaging in an epic game of fetch, he's often found frolicking, wrestling or chasing his best buds. Don't let his athletic side fool you, Roscoe is a huge softy and is always on the prowl for hugs, pets and kisses. 

Meet Linus, a great dane. Linus joined the Happy Hounds family in January 2013 at the age of 5 months. Oh Linus... Our big sensitive soul. Linus has no idea how large he really is. He loves puppy bouncing his friends and chasing them around, often startling a few in the process. Though he is a big man, he's also a big baby. Linus often shys away from new people and does his best to look big and tough while slinking away. Our favorite quality about Linus? He's just a lap dog. Linus is always in the mood to pop a squat on a staff member's lap.
May Birthday Dogs
These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving, bone-chewing birthday!

Alex C. - 14 years - 5/1
Beau E. - 7 years - 5/1
Buddy B. - 7 years - 5/1
Dakota C. - 8 years - 5/1
Jessie E. - 8 years - 5/1
Joey M. - 5 years - 5/1
Mason W. - 7 years - 5/1
Shadow P. - 13 years - 5/1
Sophie S. - 3 years - 5/1
Lucky A. - 1 year - 5/2
Simon Z. - 12 years - 5/2
Bailey H. - 3 years - 5/3
Gabriel T. - 3 years - 5/3
Leia S. - 8 years - 5/3
Massimo S. - 8 years - 5/4
Butters B. - 8 years - 5/5
Dexter F. - 6 years - 5/5
Katie R. - 11 years - 5/5
Gabby Z. - 3 years - 5/6
Charlie W. - 5 years - 5/7
Chloe O. - 6 years - 5/7
Cooper C. - 8 years - 5/7
Hank P. - 1 year - 5/7
Ringo C. - 9 years - 5/7
Haley F. - 6 years - 5/8
Sadie K. - 4 years - 5/9
Charlie D. - 6 years - 5/10
Cody C. - 4 years - 5/10
Otis W. - 3 years - 5/10
Blitzen Z. - 5 years - 5/11
Ellie F. - 2 years - 5/11
Samus F. - 3 years - 5/11
Charlie F. - 4 years - 5/12
Shiloh H. - 7 years - 5/12
Riley P. - 1 year - 5/13
Indie L. - 9 years - 5/14
MacGyver P. - 4 years - 5/14
Bella D. - 11 years - 5/15
Diesel W. - 5 years - 5/15
Georgie T. - 2 years - 5/15
Henry S. - 9 years - 5/15
Kimee L. - 5 years - 5/15
Mokka B. - 1 years - 5/15
Fritz B. - 11 years - 5/16
Emma T. - 2 years - 5/20
Rocky G. - 9 years - 5/20
Bentley T. - 4 years - 5/22
Denali F. - 7 years - 5/22
Miggy P. - 4 years - 5/22
Augie V. - 4 years - 5/24
Charlie S. - 3 years - 5/24
Jonah J. - 2 years - 5/25
Macy S. - 4 years - 5/25
Dudsberry V. - 7 years - 5/26
Riley K. - 9 years - 5/26
Brody C. - 8 years - 5/28
Beatrice A. - 1 year - 5/29
Reagan P. - 12 years - 5/29
Bailey H. - 2 years - 5/30
Bella D. - 11 years - 5/30
Strider B. - 10 years - 5/30

Birthday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, May 16th
t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals.   

Springtime Parasites
We all love the beginning of spring. Spring signifies warmer weather, new growth, and outdoor adventures. Though spring is a very enjoyable time for everyone, please be mindful of the dangers, both internal and external, that come with warm weather.

Fleas and ticks do not only cause irritation of skin through their bites, but they also spread disease. In both dogs and cats, fleas can transmit the microscopic larvae of a species tapeworm that infects the gut causing GI disturbance and ill thrift from nutrient leaching. Ticks can transmit a number of serious bacterial infections in dogs, like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These diseases cause a number of severe disease manifestations including severe fever, muscle and joint pain, severe listlessness and death if left untreated. Warm weather and precipitation also awaken dormant forms of all manners of intestinal parasites that infect dogs and cats, from protozoal parasites like coccidia and giardia, to worm parasites, like hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. These parasites cause diarrhea, cramping, ill thrift from leaching of nutrients, and possible dangerous structural and vascular disease of the GI tract in dogs and cats.

For prevention of flea, ticks, heartworm disease, and intestinal parasites, the veterinary industry offers an array of topical and oral products that effectively prevent these pesky and potentially dangerous pests. Be leery of pet store grade products, they can be especially ineffective and even dangerous for your pets. Always keep up on yearly to semi yearly heartworm blood screening and stool analysis for intestinal parasite screening as they are an essential component to keeping your pets and family safe. These simple and inexpensive diagnostics enable early screening of parasitic infestations that give us the opportunity to have them treated before pets become very ill or members of the human family are at serious risk. 

To learn more, visit  Web DVM
Friendly Reminders
*  When boarding your dog with us, we MUST hav e 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. You can keep the snap collar in your Happy Hounds backpack.  If this is not his/her daily collar we will change it out when your dogs arrive at Happy Hounds. This is important for your dogs safety.

*  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 their 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 12 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