Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Howling Good Time

The 4th Annual Howl-o-Ween party was a lot of fun!  We played games, we ate lots of chocolate, the dogs got to eat cake and we had some off leash fun as well.

If you want to see more pictures, they are all posted on our new Facebook page.  It was way easier to put them all up there, than here.  So go on and check them out!

Friday, October 29, 2010


We decided to create a Facebook page to help us keep all of you up to date with what is happening at the daycare and with the photography side of the business.  Become a fan to make sure you don't miss out on anything!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Seal of Approval

We just received some new toys from West Paw Design.  In our order, were some mini Ziscs (aka small frisbees).  I was a little worried that the frisbees wouldn't fly very far, because they aren't very big. One of the things I love about the original Ziscs is that they fly really well, even though I'm not very good at throwing frisbees.

So I grabbed one off the shelf and tested it out today with my two dogs.

They loved it!  And I loved it too.  I think it goes just as far as the big one and Lacey (the smaller dog) was able to carry it and not trip over it.

And just like all their other Zogoflex toys, they are guaranteed to last!  AND they are easy to clean....

... which is a very good thing!

So if you are looking for a fun toy for your small (or large) dog, check them out next time you are in.  You won't be disappointed.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Drama

My husband and I spent the weekend replacing many of the lights at the daycare (over 50 bulbs!!!).  It is much brighter inside now, but I have a feeling my days of taking dramatic door lit shots like this may be over!

Griffin getting a swipe across the face by someone's tail.

Maynard with a smile on his face.

Fundy, working the shadows for added drama.

Matika was born to model!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Jake says that sharing is overrated. :) Maynard on the other hand seems pretty happy about it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The color yellow...

always makes us happy doesn't it??

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Chewy got her own mini photo session this weekend.  Too see more, visit the Photography Blog...

And yes, this is a picture of Chewy attacking the camera.  :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party

It is almost that time of year again and that means that everyone's favourite dog event is coming soon.  Please join us for our 4th Annual Howl-o-ween Party on October 30 from 1-3.  This is a free event open to all clients and it is always a lot of fun.

There will be food, games (wiener dunking, musical mats, races, etc.) and prizes for the games as well as the best costumes. Costumes are optional, but are definitely encouraged.  After the event, if we have time, we'll have a short session of "indoor dog park" where the dogs can run around and burn off some of that "candy" they'll have eaten.

Please RSVP by Wednesday October 27, to just to confirm your attendance as we need to know how many people to expect.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Shelby really knows how to relax after an afternoon of playing.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

West Paw Video

West Paw Design just produced a little video featuring their zogoflex toys (our favourite)!  So we thought we'd share it with you.

And speaking of West Paw Design.  We'll be placing an order by the end of the week so if there is anything specific you'd like, just let us know and we'll order it for you!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Indoor Dog Park and More!

We are going to be offering Indoor Dog Park again this winter!  Starting Sunday, November 7 from 10-1, you'll be able to come with your dog and hang out.  The cost will be $7 per family (no more than 2 dogs per family) for drop-ins, or you can purchase a Winter Dog Park Pass.  The Winter Dog Park Pass is good for the entire Winter Season (until Feb 27, 2011).  We will only be selling a limited number of Winter Dog Park Passes and you can purchase one at any time for $85 plus GST.  At the start of the Indoor Dog Park season, you'll receive a fun keychain that you'll just need to show us when you arrive on Sundays.

To start we will not be requiring reservations for the Indoor Dog Park.  We found in the past that dogs (and their owners) usually petered out after about 1.5 hours of play so we are hoping that the longer hours this year will allow people to be able to drop in at any time, instead of rushing to get here at the start to make sure there were other dogs to play with! This will then ensure there are always dogs here to play AND, we'll be able to accommodate more of you.  If we are finding we are too busy or everyone is always arriving at the same time, we'll have to implement a reservation system.

You need to be an existing, regular client to come to Indoor Dog Park.  We consider you a "regular" client if your dog has been to daycare at least once in the last 3 months. If your dog hasn't been recently and you'd like to attend the Indoor Dog Park, you'll just need to drop your dog off for a day or two of daycare.  We just want to make sure that all the staff are familiar with your dog and their play style and that we have all their current vaccination records.

For the full list of Indoor Dog Park Rules - visit here.

We are also offering a Dog Play Seminar on Sunday Oct 17 from 1-3 p.m.!  At the seminar we'll talk about understanding your dog's body language, what constitutes "good" play and how to recognize rude dog behaviour.  We will have a group of dogs playing to show you first hand, how subtle (and sometimes how obvious!) their body language can be. We offered a similar seminar a few years ago and it sold out quickly, so if you are interested, you may want to sign up quickly. You'll learn lots of things that you'll be able to apply when you are at the dog park, or even when a friend's dog comes over to play. The cost for the seminar is $25 plus GST.  The course is open to existing clients and the general public as well.  Send us an e-mail or give us a call (403-394-7780) if you'd like to sign up for the seminar.

And one last note - We'll be having our Annual Halloween Party on October 30!  More information will be coming in an upcoming blog post but trust me, you won't want to miss it!


It looks like Jake is telling Molly a secret. Really she was trying to get her to play. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Super Model

We jokingly call Arlie the Super Model. He is very handsome but very goofy, and doesn't always use his brains. But he's so cute that it generally works out okay. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Chase is on...

Mya is in the lead, followed by Keesha, and Duncan bringing up the rear.

Dog of the Month

We are going to be starting something new this month.  Every day when you pick up your dog, you'll be able to enter your dog in to win to be Dog of the Month!

And why would you want your dog to be picked for Dog of the Month?

Well, first of all you'll get a gift basket full of fun prizes!  We'll also display an 8x10 photo of them for the following month, which you'll be able to take home when a new dog is drawn.

AND you'll be able to tell all your friends and family that your dog is Dog of the Month!  :)