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Summer is Coming! Book your pet’s stay today!

Hi Everyone!

Meg here from Doc’s Doggy Daycare reminding you that you need pet sitting services while you go on your summer vacation!

The snow has stopped *fingers crossed* for now here in Virginia and our pet families may be looking to sure up some summer plans. With the recent expansion of our family, we are only accepting one family of dogs at a time for overnight boarding. Don’t let your pet’s care be an afterthought. Book your stay today!

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Our clients enjoy a variety of services to get the job done. You know what is best for your pet and we are happy to help you figure out the best way to take care of Fido while you’re beach-bound.

If you are unsure about what your pet may need, just Contact Us and we can guide you in the right direction! Regardless if your pets stay in your house or in ours, we guarantee we’ll love your pets like they’re our own!

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#TheTravelingWithers

We’re Back in Business!

Guess what?!

We had a baby, and she’s wonderful but, now that we’re adjusted… WE’RE BACK!!

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So, Doc’s Doggy Daycare went off the grid for a couple months but now, we’re back… and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

We’re offering our amazing owners a discount on daycare and overnight boarding. If you book 4 nights with us, we’ll give you the 5th night FOR FREE!

Just mention this blog post when you book your pup’s stay!

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Amanda Joy was born in December 2018. She is blessed with two big brothers and a fur family that loves her and licks her feet!

As you can see, Lebowski is showing Amanda the ropes as only he can! He’s such a proud pup brother.

If you want, follow our family’s kooky adventures and more on our #TheTravelingWithers YouTube page.

Pet Spotlight

Pet Spotlight: Lebowski “The Dude”

This story starts on Petfinder.com!

One night, Megann was looking at puppies online and thinking of what could be and, low and behold, she stumbled upon “Bouncy” a great dane mix who was cuter than any dog she had ever seen (not cuter than Tyler, of course!)

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Little Lebowski… Digging Holes!

We contacted the rescue organization and set up a time to pick up our new puppy!

Tyler loved him from the moment she met him! He’s her protector and bigger brother but don’t let that fool you, she’s still in charge here 🙂

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Tyler and Lebowski

We love our Great Dane! He’s not just great… he’s AWESOME!

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Such a Good Boy!
Pet Spotlight

Pet Spotlight: Tyler “PupperNutter” Wither’s Story

 

Doc and I adopted Tyler in 2006 from the Winchester SPCA. Her story is an endearing one for an awesome dog that has been our #1 pup for over 10 years now!

The trip to get Tyler started out like any typical engaged couple’s journey to the animal shelter. I distinctly remember saying, “We’re not getting a dog. We’re just looking.” Famous last words, huh?

So, we looked around the kennels. We saw some amazing dogs but none that really fit into our lives. Then, in the last cage sat Tyler. Her four-month-old tail was wagging as if we were old friends. I turned to Doc and said “If we were going to get a dog… We’d get this dog.” She was, and is, so cute!

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Tyler at 4-months-old 🙂 

So, I went to the front desk to ask if we could take her out on the leash and play with her in the yard. The kennel attendant told us that she had been recently abandoned in an apartment and she hadn’t been signed over to the pound for adoption yet. We would later find out that her shrill bark was the most likely reason she was brought into the puppy pound. Phew… Just saying. So, disappointed, we walked back to the kennel to say goodbye to this adorable dog. Just then, as if fate had sent us to her and her to us, the gentleman talking to the chihuahua puppy next to her said that she was his dog and asked us, “Do you want her?”

And the rest is history.

Tyler has taught us so many lessons about patience and understanding. We are so grateful to have her in our lives.

What is your pet’s origination story? Comment below to share with the Doc’s Doggy Daycare community!

Our Pack

We FOUND Them! Welcome, Lizz and Bradley S., our New Rover.com Affiliates!

With great enthusiasm and pleasure, we invite you to check out our new Rover.com affiliates Lizz and Bradley S.!

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Here, at Doc’s Doggy Daycare, we pride ourselves on providing excellent pet care for your amazing fur babies and we are SO excited to announce that we found some wonderful people to help us do just that!

Doc and I met Lizz through completely random circumstance at one of our favorite restaurants. Oddly enough, it was just a whim that we went that evening and, funny story, Lizz thought we were mystery shoppers!

Before dining, one of our long-term clients was leaving the same restaurant and we flagged her down for conversation. Lizz patiently waited while we wrapped up our chat with our amazing client, and provided us with great service as we ate our delicious meal.

Whenever Doc and I go out, we like to get to know the person that is helping us on the other side of the proverbial counter, so we struck up a conversation. Lizz told us that she was looking for a bit more freelance income and had recently signed up on a website to connect her to pet sitting clients.

Faster than you can say “Doc’s Doggy Daycare” we had a lightbulb moment. This wonderfully caring and extremely genuine individual could be the answer to a prayer for us, our business, and our family. We told her about Rover.com and presented her with the opportunity to mentor her on the ways of pet sitting.

Well, now, we’d like to introduce you to Lizz and Bradley S.

Right now, Lizz and Bradley are offering walk and check-in services and we’re referring them to everyone! Schedule your pup’s meet and greet with them today!

One of the challenges we’ve faced while on this path has been not having enough availability for our existing clients’ needs and not having a vetted, trusted sitter to refer to our clients for help. We love your pets like our own and want to make sure we find the best person, or in this case, persons, to recommend.

Well, this is no longer a struggle because we found Lizz, she found us… We found each other! And now, we hope that you will find her too.

Schedule your meet and greet with Lizz and Bradley today through Rover.com!

 

Our Pack

Update: We’re Just Getting Better!

Hello Valued Doc’s Doggy Daycare Clients,

As we celebrate our first year here, we want to take a moment to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished.

This past year has been amazing! We have met countless wonderful people and pets. Our awesome clients, that’s YOU, have helped to elevate our little operation from a dream to the best darn Doggy Daycare in the Winchester area.

We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your fur babies and for not being quiet about it. Our positive five-star reviews are the most common reason that people contact us for a Meet & Greet. Thank you!

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Floyd in the yard 🙂

As we’ve grown our business, we have reached several important milestones. To continue providing excellent and attentive service, we find it necessary to institute a couple of new policy changes. Please feel free to contact us by phone, private message, or on our Facebook page if you have any questions about the new policies.

As of June 1st:

Drop-off, Pick-up, and daycare hours will be instituted to help us create a predictable environment for our family and our boarding clients. Daycare will be available from 7am to 7pm. Drop-off times will be between 4pm and 7pm, and pick-up times will be between 7am and 10am.

We understand that these hours may not always be convenient for everyone, and we are certainly willing to flex outside those hours, but please understand that a daycare charge will be added to the stay.

All clients dropping off their dogs for daycare or overnight boarding will be required to furnish a hard copy of the dog’s vaccination record, be kept on file, showing the following up-to-date immunizations:

  • DA2PL-Parvo
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Canine Influenza
  • Rabies
  • DHPPV (Canine Distemper)

All dogs arriving for care at Doc’s Doggy Daycare must be current on flea and tick preventive treatments. If we determine during the visit the dog needs preventative treatment, we will apply a tick or flea treatment, of our choosing, at the owner’s expense. Currently, we are using Tick Off from Young Living Essential Oils.

All clients dropping off their dogs for daycare or overnight boarding will be required to review and sign a liability waiver annually. This document will help to communicate the rules and policies here at Doc’s Doggy Daycare so that everyone has the same expectations of the services they will receive.

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Our Tyler Girl 🙂

Thank you for your understanding and support. We truly would not be here without our amazing clients and their furry family members. We look forward to helping you with your pet sitting needs in 2018 and beyond!

Peace, Love, and Puppy Dreams,

Megann and Ross “Doc” Wither

Our Pack

Meet The Doc’s Doggy Daycare Pack

Hi Everyone!

When looking for pet care, it’s important to weigh many factors. The most important factor being trust. If you do not feel comfortable with your dog sitter, it’s best to find a new one.

With every new client we meet, we try to create a relationship where the client and his or her pet feels at peace with us. This starts with a good ole fashioned meet and greet.

Here’s a video from our YouTube Channel that we created to help you meet our pack! Schedule your meet and greet today!

We hope to meet your furball soon!

Peace, Love, and Puppies!

Megann