Thursday, January 10, 2008

So sorry. . .

. . .that I've kept your friends away!

It's the Mom here and it's all my fault that Orion and Cassie haven't been keeping in touch. We've got some exciting news and it's the reason why we've been away. We're starting an extended stay dog boarding business out of our home. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, and I'm really excited that we now have the land and a large enough house to do it. Preparing the house and setting things up have taken up most of our time as of late. We built a dutch door to put on the door frame leading to our back room as a more "permanent" baby gate and made a few things in the house and yard more dog friendly.

I have a lot of goals in mind for Lucky Dog (our chosen name for this boarding venture). I really would like to create a loving, stress-free home environment for our boarders -- a place that focuses and maintains the routines each individual dog. There are no kennels or dogruns and we treat each lovable pup like our own :)

I've started another blog that our clients can follow while they're on out of town. It will track the daily doings of their dogs so they can check up and have a nice chronicle of what they did while at Lucky Dog. You can see it HERE.

And you can see our website with more info on Lucky Dog HERE. We're still working on it.

AND the best thing is that we're working with the Central Texas SPCA (which is located right down the street from me). We're a donation hub for them and we're donating some of our proceeds to them (especially our grooming services once we get those going).
We have our first boarder under Lucky Dog right now :) Her parents dropped her off this morning and she's getting along well with all of us.

And here's a picture of our original Lucky Dogs:

I promise that Orion and Cassie will return soon to tell you about what they've been up to the past week or so. In the meantime, any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated!

Until next time!


Amber-Mae said...

Oh, doing ho,me boarding is a great business plus, it will get your dogs well socialized with all types of dogs that come in! My hoomans do home boarding too.

They started a year ago & all the dogs who have boarded with us, are happee! They get all the attention they needed, walkies, plays, delicious foodables, love & care. No dogs are caged here. Al are free to roam in & out(the porch) of the house!

When it's time for them to go home, they don't want to. They still want to stay with us for more fun! This is more of a howliday for them.

Many of the owners are happee with our boarding services but there are some that are a bit sensitive. My hoomans usually only accept females but if there are males who want to board with us, they must be neutered, friendly, not dominant, mustn't spray & must not hump other dogs! We've had about 30 over dogs in total who have boarded with us already & just recently we had two kitties too.

Home boarding is a very good business but my hoomans are not only doing this for business. This also gives them the opportunity to get to know all the different dogs & breeds. My sistas & I are very used to seeing dogs coming in & going out. I'm kinda fed up already actually but I can tolerate some of the dogs.

I hope your home boarding business will do well...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

That is awesome - HM really wants to do something like that too so your humans following their dreams truly is inspiring. Best of luck with it all we are sure it'll be great and the blog is a fabulous idea!


Maggie & Mitch said...

How fun for you guys! You'll get to meet all kinds of new doggie friends! You'll never be bored!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Peanut said...

Oh congrats and good luck

4xBs said...

well this is very exciting. we have never gone to a boarding place, but yours is the kind of place that we would prefer - a home away from home.


Izzie said...

Oh what a great idea! The blog thing? Wonderful! I wish you all the luck!