Since Luey wasn’t very good at controlling his impulses, the Mama knew that leaving him at home with us all week was simply out of the question. He’d have to be crated for 8 or 9 hours, while we sat outside his crate taunting him. Plus, Felix actually knows how to open the kennel. She was really worried that we’d let Lu loose, he’d start a Smackdown and then we’d finish it.
- Great customer feedback
- Supervision from qualified staff. Do they know first aid? Is there a certified trainer on staff? Are they dog lovers?
- Clean & Sanitary
- Indoor/Outdoor areas & Separated play spaces
It was easier than Mama thought to pick a place. Two places we called did not have doggy first aid. That was an absolute must in Mama’s eyes. Another looked ideal, but when Mama went for the interview she realized it was in someone’s backyard! Turns out, there was a great doggy daycare right in our neighborhood. She scheduled a time for her and Luey to go visit the folks at Paws to Play Day Centre for Dogs for an interview. Paws to Play is owned by a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, all the staff is certified in first aid and their philosophy on what doggy daycare should be like really sold us. The Mama was determined that Lu would learn some basic recall and “four on the floor” rules while he stayed here and she loved that Paws to Play could help support that. They also had some cool stuff the Mama had never even considered, like dog treadmills to help burn off some of Lu’s crazy energy.
Excited and a little nervous, Mama dropped Luey off for his first day.
Off to a humpy start.
Normally boisterous Lu was a little nervous his first day too. The staff at Paws to Play was great, letting Lu come in at his own pace and give the place a good sniff. They made the Mama feel much better too, promising her that he’d warm up in no time. He might have warmed up too much!
As if all that confidence, manners & social skills wasn’t enough, Paws to Play also gave us one other very special gift:
Kol’s Note: We want to send a BIG thank you to Christina, Nicole and Kevin from Paws to Play who not only took excellent care of Lu, but who also took bunches of pictures of Lu for me to use in this post! Paws to Play is a wonderful place for dogs and we are so glad Lu got a chance to stay with you.
Want to learn more about Paws to Play (and find some really cute pictures of our Luey)? Head over to their Facebook page and woof hello!