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On the Road with Woof’s Play & Stay’s Very Own “Hoodle”

On the Road with Woof’s Play & Stay’s Very Own “Hoodle”

If a shag carpet-covered Hoodle (half Honda, half Poodle) sneaks up behind you on the road, don’t worry, that’s just Andy and Dan Wiltz having a bit of fun!  Inspired by Jim Carey’s 1994 hit movie Dumb and Dumber, Kansas City doggie daycare owner Andy Wiltz and his dad decided to recreate Dumb and Dumber’s […]

A Feline Family Affair

A Feline Family Affair

Owners that view their pets as family members expect us, as pet care professionals, to also treat their pets as family members. And part of this treatment may mean keeping their pets in the family unit during the boarding stay.  Many owners have multiple cats, or both cats and dogs. As boarding facility owners and […]

Think Tank: Digital or Die

Think Tank: Digital or Die

2020 was the year that changed everything. Instead of going out and spending time in the real world, people flooded to the digital world. Thanks to our phones, tablets and computers, we were able to do business, interact with others and live our lives in what became 2020’s “new normal.” The world was already headed […]

Behind the Study: URIs in Felines Significantly Decreased with UV Air Disinfection

Behind the Study: URIs in Felines Significantly Decreased with UV Air Disinfection

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) in an animal shelter’s kitten nursery decreased 87.1% when ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation air disinfection systems were used, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). The three-year, retrospective observational field trial was conducted at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Arizona using […]

The Pandemic Puppies Are Coming! Addressing Anxiety & Crate Training

The Pandemic Puppies Are Coming! Addressing Anxiety & Crate Training

The rush to purchase and adopt dogs during the pandemic was “out of the blue”— just like the pandemic itself. No one expected the surge in demand for companions during quarantine. Dogs provide companionship at a stressful time, and a reason to get out and go on a walk. People reported that they had always […]

Record–Setting Attendance at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2020

Record–Setting Attendance at Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2020

The Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo 2020, which normally takes place annually at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, set the record for the highest attended pet boarding-focused event ever. For safety reasons due to the pandemic, the expo was moved to a virtual event. The expo invited over 765 attendees to take part in […]

Covid-19’s Impact on the Pet Boarding & Daycare Industry

Covid-19’s Impact on the Pet Boarding & Daycare Industry

Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine surveyed around 200 facilities to see how the country’s current pandemic has really affected their businesses.  About half of the facilities surveyed indicated that their business has decreased by around 50%, with only about 7% saying there business has not decreased at all, or by less than 20%. Nearly 9% […]

Dog Daycare Business Think Tank: Attracting New Clients

Dog Daycare Business Think Tank: Attracting New Clients

A Member of the Dog Daycare Business Think Tank asked: Where can I get the most bang for my buck (or, more realistically, my time!) in attracting new clients? There are many ways that you can and should get in front of new potential clients, but there are two that I’ve used with my own […]

7 Signs That May Indicate a Canine Medical Problem

7 Signs That May Indicate a Canine Medical Problem

As a pet care professional, it is important to be able to recognize any signs that may indicate pain or discomfort a dog could be experiencing when they are in your care. It is not uncommon for dogs to show subtle signs that can be easy to miss. A dog that is in pain is […]

Two Ways to Ease Feline Client Anxieties

Two Ways to Ease Feline Client Anxieties

Cat owners can be as finicky and temperamental as their beloved furry felines. When adding cats to a dog facility, many times boarding owners and staff struggle to understand the needs of this group of pet owners. When we look at the different groups of feline owners, those who are most likely to bring their […]

Space & Supply for Safe Group Play

Space & Supply for Safe Group Play

Safety should be the top priority when designing and utilizing play areas for group dog play. The design should be functional and safe for multiple dogs, and it is important to be prepared for all scenarios. Physical Space Dogs are sensitive to movement into their physical space, so providing adequately-sized play areas is an important […]

DogiZone: They Make It Easy!

DogiZone: They Make It Easy!

 “I started my dog training company, Canine Obedience Unlimited, in 2005, and for the first few years it was just me, myself and I,” says Andrew Fraser. “We eventually grew to a team of five, but for the first 10 years we were a fairly small business.” In 2015, Andrew decided to rebrand and expand […]

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