Thursday, October 8, 2009
Daycare for the Dogs and a Great Local Vet
Some of my clients have asked for referrals for "doggy daycare" being they are gone so much during the day. If you haven't checked it out, Downtown Dogs at 821 2nd Avenue North is a great resource for keeping your dog happy and active during the day.
Our Chow Chow, Indie, goes on occasion and she typically has a ball. The group play promotes good socialization and gets her some exercise. If I am wondering how she is doing - I just go to their website, http://www.downtowndogsminneapolis.com/ and click on their live webcam. I can check up on how she's playing and see if she's got a new boyfriend (last time, a Basset Hound was trying to get her attention).
Anyway - it's a fun option to a traditional day at home sleeping in front of the fireplace.
Downtown Dogs also does boarding; however, if you live in the Camden/NoMi area, I encourage you to check out Dr. Cynthia Fetzer's boarding services at Camden Pet Hospital at 1405 44th Avenue North. Dr. Fetzer has been our vet for 13 years, and we've been extremely pleased with her practical approach to the health of our dogs. The staff is incredibly patient and kind. Pure breed Chow Chows like Indie are a bit rare in the Twin Cities - and she has been very helpful in addressing issues specific to the breed. Visit the hospital on the web at: http://camdenpet.com/site/view/111866_HOME.pml