Happy Hounds News
November 2015

The holidays are stressful for pets just as much as they are on us. With all the running around and last minute errands on your agenda, don't forget your pooch is patiently waiting for you to come home and play. If your pup is a little extra bored or stressed, consider scheduling a day of daycare to help your favorite pooch unwind and have fun. With the holidays just around the corner, boarding and day care reservations are filling up quickly. Be sure to book any day care or boarding as soon as possible for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. If you already have a reservation booked and wish to tweak the arrival or departure days/times, feel free to give us a call. We're more than happy to accommodate you and your pup. As a quick reminder, our hours on Thanksgiving are 8am - 5pm.

Effect November 1st, if someone other than you 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.


Christine Perez
Happy Hounds

Dogs of the Month 

Meet Bella, a Boston Terrier. Bella joined the Happy Hounds family in March 2009 at the age of 9 months.This little lady has quite the big personality! On warm days, she spends the whole day splashing and going wild in the pools. Bella LOVES water! Once she's done swimming, it's time for her to get down to business. Bella is one of our best Sheriffs. She makes sure everyone is playing nicely and order is kept.
Meet Rocky, a Yorkie-poo. Rocky joined the Happy Hounds family in March 2008 at the age of 11 months. What a handsome man. Rocky is one sweet, happy little dude. When he comes in, he's beyond excited to see all of his favorite pups and people with happy jumps and kisses. Once pick up time rolls around, he takes his spot in the window and curls up, waiting for mom and dad.  
Meet Lily, a Cocker Spaniel Mix. Lily joined the Happy Hounds family in December 2011 at the age of 7. This little lady is a heartmelter. She is such a sweet dog. How could anyone resist her perfectly grayed old lady muzzle? Lily is truly enjoying her golden years, napping in the sun, often claiming the prime real-estate before anyone else. When someone tries to disrupt her zen time, she is sure to let them know! 
Meet Roxy, a Shepherd mix. Roxy joined the Happy Hounds family in December 2011 at the age of 8 months. What a cutie pie she is! Roxy is very particular on who she plays with. She seems to have eyes for all the male Boxers, often flirting and playing bowing them for their attention. This girl definitely has a type. Can you blame her? They are handsome hunks. 

November Birthdays

These wonderful Happy Hounds pups celebrate another joyous, fun loving bone-chewing, birthday.

Dingo D. - 7 years - 11/1
Kasey T. - 6 years - 11/1
Solomon H. - 3 years - 11/1
Ellie S. - 3 years - 11/2
Max S. - 5 years - 11/2
Max K. - 11 years - 11/3
Bella C. - 4 years - 11/4
Cooper L. - 1 year - 11/4
Jessie A. - 4 years - 11/4
Sasha K. - 2 years - 11/5
Coco H. - 11 years - 11/6
Sashia O. - 10 years - 11/6
Stella A. - 1 year - 11/6
Bruno A. - 2 years - 11/7
Max F. - 7 years - 11/9
Marley C. - 3 years - 11/11
Ziggy A. - 9 years - 11/11
Ashley H. - 7 years - 11/13
Shamen V. - 8 years - 11/13
Sunny S. - 10 years - 11/14
Tahoe H. - 5 years - 11/14
Easton C. - 10 years - 11/15
Jackson A. - 7 years - 11/15
Wally A. - 7 years - 11/16
Barkley R. - 3 years - 11/17
Claus M. - 15 years - 11/17
Kody A. - 9 years - 11/17
Otis M. - 10 years - 11/17
Franklin D. - 5 years - 11/19
Wyatt C. - 11 years - 11/19
Luke S.  - 5 years - 11/22
Ellie W. - 1 year - 11/24
Goldie R. - 10 years - 11/24
Riley B. - 2 years - 11/25
Oliver V. - 3 years - 11/26
Pippin T. - 4 years - 11/26
Midge H. - 8 years - 11/27
Max H. - 10 years - 11/28
Satchel H. - 5 years - 11/28
Buf D. - 6 years - 11/29
Cooper M. - 8 years - 11/29

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


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's good to know what you can do to keep Fido safe and happy during the festivities. With every holiday, Veterinarians experience an increased number of visits due to digestive problems.

Foods to keep Fido away from:
  • Overindulging in fatty foods can lead to an upset stomach, diarrhea, or a life-threatening condition called pancreatitis. A few strips of turkey on a dog's normal food is fine, but don't overdo it. Turkey skin can wreak havoc with a dog's digestive system, so make sure it's skinless, boneless turkey. If you insist on giving your pooch something, stuffing a kong is a great idea to keep him busy and happy during meal time. Put a bit of your dog's regular food in a Kong, and then stuff a little boneless turkey, sweet potatoes, gravy in the Kong. It's not much food, but it will keep him occupied during meal time.
  • Keep in mind cooked bones can be a danger to your dog. Do not leave plates of bones lying around and be sure to properly dispose of them out of Fido's reach. Be mindful of where you leave the turkey unattended, some pups will do anything for just a taste... or even the whole turkey!!
  • Raw dough can be very dangerous to your pup. Once sitting in the stomach, dough can rise and cause pain, vomiting and bloating.
  • Sage and other herbs can cause upset tummy and central nervous system depression in large quantities. When cooking, be mindful of where all your spices are being left. Anything that smells like food can find it's way into any dog's tummy.
  • Onions are very toxic to dogs. They can lead to anemia(a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness) that may not be detected for days.
Be sure to keep any alcoholic beverages away from your pup's reach. Your dog can become disoriented and ill. Alcohol poisoning can lead to coma and death.

One of the best things you can do for your pups during before any holiday is to wear them out! Dogs who are tired tend to get in less mischief and are a little less involved with dinner guests. As I'm sure you know, doggy day care is a great way to tire out your dog. We highly recommend booking day care for the day before Thanksgiving.
For more safety tips, visit Dogster.com

Friendly 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. 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.
About Happy Hounds
This last summer we celebrated 11 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

In This Issue
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month!  Our November cake will be served up on Monday, November 16th!

Yes Claus, we're celebrating another fun birthday!


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 Animal Learning Systems
We're happy to announce our working relationship with Britt's Bow Wow Boutique & Spa!

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