Happy Hound Reopens in time for Pet Appreciation Week!

June 1st, 2020

Happy Hound doggy daycare will reopen on June 1 and wouldn’t you know? June 1 marks the beginning of an entire week dedicated to pets! June 1 through June 7 is National Pet Appreciation week and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

These past few weeks sure have been ruff and our pups have been kicking it into overdrive, providing us with extra comfort and care while we’ve sheltered-in-place. As Oakland and the Bay Area begins the gradual reopening of businesses, it’s the perfect time to return the love our pets have shown us. Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week to the max!

Here are 7 ways you can thank your dog for all their love and support.

1. Groom, groom, groom. Pamper, pamper, pamper.

Treat your pup to the ultimate spa experience at the Happy Hound Bath & Howl Day Spa. We provide a variety of shampoos: hypoallergenic, natural organic, non-scented and even waterless shampoo for a quick rinse off. Plus, our grooming staff also offers de-matting, brush outs, and customized grooming services.

2. Socialize and play!

Now that Happy Hound is open for business, book an extra daycare day. Let your dog see all the friends they’ve been missing so they can bark about all that’s been going on.

3. Special trips and extra walks.

To beach or to park? That is the question…except when it’s Pet Appreciation Week in Oakland! Treat your dog to a trip to the beach and the park. Ask a member of the Happy Hound team for the best places to bring your dog in the Bay Area and we’ll provide you with our favorite hiking, playing, running, you-name-it spots!

4. Did someone say…treats?

You wouldn’t celebrate a special anniversary without a cake, would you? Pet Appreciation Week is no different. In fact, favorite treats are required for all successful Pet Appreciation celebrations! So buy those treats and give them liberally (well, sort-of liberally). 

If your dog has dietary restrictions or certain health conditions that require limited ingredient treats, let us know. We can recommend treats that are good for dogs with dietary restrictions and health conditions. Just because your pup has some tummy troubles, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the sweat relief of a tasty treat.

5. Update your dog’s pet ID

While your dog is gnawing away at their favorite bone, take a moment to make sure their license, vet and microchip records are up to date. And, while you’re at it, schedule any vet appointments for vaccinations or annual check-ups.

6. Become a masseuse 

Because every two-legged and four-legged being loves a good massage! Learn how to give your dog a massage and work massage-time into your evening routine. Giving your dog a massage will calm them down from their day’s adventures and reduce their stress level before bedtime. Plus, if you have a particularly anxious dog, a massage is a great way to help them calm down at any time of day.

7. Surprise Gift

Take a look around at your house or apartment and say, “What would make this better for my dog?” Maybe it’s a new dog bed or a new toy, perhaps it’s something to alleviate stress like making an area for them that is free of outside stimulus and as quiet as possible. This can be very hard to do when you live with a dog in the city, but simple things like putting up a curtain so they cannot see the busy street or purchasing a baby-gate so they cannot enter particularly loud rooms, may help your pet without interfering too much with your day-to-day. But if that’s not possible, a new bed and a new toy sound like perfect gifts for any pup!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Happy Hound doggy daycare and boarding. Our priority is always the well-being of dogs, so if you’d like to know more about what we have done and what we will continue to do to make sure our East Bay daycare and boarding facility is safe for you and your dog, please don’t hesitate to ask. And, if you need more ideas on ways to celebrate Pet Appreciation Week, just let us know. We’d be happy to bark it out!