H appy Hounds News
September 2018


And so begins our last few weeks of Summer! As always, make sure to update your standing reservation if changes need to be made.

We will be sending out another vaccination expiry notice within the next week or so. There is no need to reply, it will be more of a reminder to those who have not sent completed influenza series or have not yet started series. We do not want proof of first vaccine, only proof of the fully completed series. Do not be alarmed if you've begun the series and are receiving the expiry notice. Again, this is just a friendly reminder that time is running out before the Oct. 1st deadline. If you've sent proof of the first round and don't see it on the reminder, don't worry! We are only adding the vaccine to your pups' file once we have the completed proof.

While we are on the topic of vaccines, please  cancel any upcoming daycare if your dog recently received vaccinations within the last 24-48 hours. We find that pups attending the day after receiving vaccines aren't themselves. They're often tired, sore and grumpy and others just plain don't feel well afterwards. So if your pup will be receiving vaccines within 48 hours of a planned daycare day, just shoot us an email or give us a call. We'd be more than happy to switch days or cancel your pooch.

And the moment we've all been waiting for... Happy Hounds will be hosting our very first Canine Costume Contest/Pawty. Mark your calendars and stop on by October 27th. The pawty begins at 12pm and at 3pm. The contest judges will be tallying votes at 1:30pm with prizes handed out shortly after. The event will be located in the back parking lot of Happy Hounds. That being said, we will not have parking available for the event. For more details and a sneak peak at the menu, keep scrolling!


Sincerely,

Happy Hounds
In This Issue
Save th e dates!
Happy Hounds celebrates our dog birthdays every third Monday of the month! 
Our Sept.  cake will be served up on
Monday, September 17th!

Can you still taste the cake from last year, Bailey?
Happy Hounds will be holding our very first Costume Contest on October 27th from 12pm-3pm

More details to follow!
Quick Links
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Make a Reservation!
Call Happy Hounds anytime!
(734)459-3647
K9 Turbo Training
We're happy to announce our new partnership with
K9 Turbo Training!

They will be offering:
-Puppy Manners
-Canine Good Citizen

For detailed class information, visit our  Training Page

For more information on the trainers,
visit  K9 Turbo Training's Website

Grooming
We're happy to continue 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
Happy Hounds' Dog of the Month



Meet Willow

Willow, a Samoyed, joined the Happy Hounds Family in March 2011 at the age of 5 months. 

I know what you're all thinking... "What a pure ball of cotton candy. Surely this sweet being can do no wrong!" Ha! Try spending summer with him blocking the best air vent in the entire building. But as long as he's comfortable, that's all that matters. We don't judge him for it too much... after all, when it's 90 out and humid, any one of us would be doing the same thing.

Willow is not only full of fluff, he's also full of sass and personality. His day starts the same every day. We always know when Willow is about to arrive when we hear his unmistakable bark all the way down the street. I mean, clearly he's just trying to make up for the lack of trumpets announcing his presence and the lack of red carpeting rolling from his car to the lobby door. Once in, he must quiet his disappointment by hopping on the lobby chair and flinging open the treat jar.. Just helping himself. It's pretty obvious that Willow is an emotional eater but then again, who isn't? 

During the day, he's either:
A. Suctioned to the vent. 
B. Wrestling with his BFF Pongo 
C. Impatiently waiting at feeding room door hoping it's his turn. 
D. Getting back in line at the feeding room door and complaining about our poor service... And we're left reminding him that this is NOT an All You Can Eat Buffet 
E. Defending his fluff from his BFF Pongo, who is convinced Willow is in fact made of Cotton Candy. Not only do we spend the day sweeping small fragments of Willow from our floors, we're often prying open Pongo's mouth, pulling out little bits of Willow.

Though Willow loves hanging out with us, when he's ready to go home, he lets us all know. Once mom and dad arrive, Willow is quick to complain about what took them so long. How ever could they LEAVE HIM PAST HIS DINNER TIME BECAUSE HE IS STARVING AND WASTING AWAY. 

With all these over the top antics and his larger than life personality, we can always count on having a few good laughs on Willow Days. So thank you Willow, for always giving us something to smile about and for being so darn fluffy and cute.

Happy Hounds Costume Contest

Save the date!!

Happy Hounds will be hosting our very own Costume Contest/Pawty from 12pm-3pm on October 27th! 

The pawty will be located in our back parking lot which means we will not have parking available day of. All clients and pups are welcome, whether you wish to enter the contest or not. 

We will update further as more details for the event fall into place. Until then, how about you drool over the menu we will be offering.

Menu:

provided by Thomas' catering:

Woof Burgers a & Lil' Doggies
Mini burgers and Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Bacon Baked Beans

Paw Tato Salad
Redskin potato salad

Paw Tato chips
Fresh Made potato chips

Assorted Iced Sugar Cookies

Drinks, etc. 

Snacks for the pups provided by Three Dog Bakery.  


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

Addie E. - 11 years - 9/1
Baxter Z. - 2 years - 9/1
Belle S. - 4 years - 9/1
Jewels G. - 10 years - 9/1
Larry C. - 13 years - 9/1
Oliver G. - 4 years - 9/1
Larry L. - 3 years - 9/2
Denver P. - 9 years - 9/3
Luna N. - 2 years - 9/3
Sadie N. - 13 years - 9/4
Bailey H. - 10 years - 9/6
Haly C. - 10 years - 9/6
Mulligan S. - 2 years - 9/8
Gunner H. - 5 years - 9/11
Abby M. - 8 years - 9/12
Castle V. - 4 years - 9/12
Harley G. - 1 year - 9/12
Angel S. - 8 years - 9/14
Cooper M. - 4 years - 9/20
Archer S. - 1 year - 9/21
Lola T. - 2 years - 9/23
Maizy R. - 3 years - 9/25
Emma A. - 10 years - 9/29
Reesey F. - 2 years - 9/30



Birt hday dog or not, bring your pup in on
Monday, Sept. 17th
t o enjoy cake with their favorite pooch pals. 

Training Class List

Puppy Manners - $199

Sundays, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday, Sept. 16th - Oct. 21st. Class is held at Happy Hounds Dog Daycare in Plymouth. This 6-week class for dogs 7 months and under. Class helps prepare your puppy for life in our busy and active world and covers everything from socialization and handling to teaching polite puppy manners. Class covers body language, crate training, potty training, biting/nipping, chewing, jumping & more! Behaviors Covered: sit, down, drop it, touch, come when called, basics of loose leash walking & aggression prevent.

Canine Good Citizen Class - $179

Sundays, 10 am - 11am
Sunday, Oct. 7th - Nov. 11th. Class is held at Happy Hounds Dog Daycare in Plymouth. This advanced manners class prepares dogs to take their Canine Good Citizen test (on the last day of class, Nov 11). Class works on polite greeting, long distance recall, stay, coming when called, not jumping, handling, and training around distractions such as dogs and people. Dogs must have completed basic manners or equivalent (dog should know sit, down, stay and be social with dogs and people).
 
To register for classes click  HERE!

 
Contact K9 Turbo Training
Email: Info@K9TurboTraining.com
Phone: (248)733-5738
Website: K9TurboTraining.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 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
734-459-3647