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Pets who board at Dog Dayz Inn probably wish their owners would go on vacation more often. An allinclusive pet resort, providing fun and friends, Dog Dayz Inn is the perfect place for dogs and cats to enjoy their own holiday when owners must leave them behind. Dog Dayz Inn is cage free. “The dogs have free rein to do anything they want,” says owner Kelly Spiros. “My goal is: quiet. When dogs are barking, they want something. We find out what they’re barking for and give it to them right away.” This might be anything from a tummy rub to a rollicking game of ball. Barking is rare. After all, what more could a dog want? Airconditioned rooms have TVs playing, comfy beds, and toys enticingly scattered about, creating a home-like feel. Outdoors, dogs roll in the grass, swim in the splash pool, or dig in the sand pit. A room devoted to cats provides climbing opportunities and a window seat for viewing birds. Kelly’s inspiration to begin Dog Dayz Inn came when she saw how dogs were boarded in typical kennels– housed in cage-like concrete runs, separated from contact with other pets. Most boarding accommodations couldn’t be more unlike the home 20 Pet Lovers Magazine

environment dogs were used to; while owners were on vacation, their pets were stressed and miserable. Owners who entrust their pets to Dog Dayz Inn can fully enjoy their vacations, knowing their pets are also enjoying themselves. While clients are away, the staff e-mails them photos of pets having just as great a time as they are. Some pets have so much fun, they visit Dog Dayz Inn even when their owners aren’t travelling. Dog Dayz Inn offers daycare for dogs and cats whose owners work, so pets can play with friends rather than spending the hours alone. The staff at Dog Dayz Inn administers medications to pets with health issues and accommodates special-needs pets. The staff includes an expert trainer, offering group and individual classes, and a professional groomer, providing spa treatments. In the future, Kelly plans to add an enclosed gym for active dog play on rainy days and a catarium where indoor cats can safely enjoy the feel of the great outdoors. Her goal is to keep the pets in her care safe and content. If wagging tails and noisy purrs are any indication, the cats and dogs at Dog Dayz Inn couldn’t be happier.

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Pet Lovers Nov. | Dec. 2011  

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