Dog Tired Doggie
The Daily Bark
Volume I, Issue II
Inside this issue:
News from the Top Dog
I would like to thank adventures in their new News from the Top 1
everyone once again for homes. Dog
making Dog Tired such a Dog Tired Teams up 1
With the departure of my
success. with Alaska Canine
business partner, Dog Tired
Since the New Year, a few has hired new staff to help
changes have occurred, care for your K9 kids. Meet the Staff 2-3
some big and some small.
Please join me in welcoming 2006 Holiday Schedule 2
First of all I would like to our new team members:
send a huge “Happy tails Visit your Dog at Dog 3
• Mandy Chesnutt
to you” out to Erin, Tired
Kari with Duke Potje • Tammy Dittlinger
Robert & Dylan Myers.
• Kelly Gall Dog Tired Care Tips 3
Erin and I began this busi-
years of success in their • Jessica Mulchay
ness together in the fall of
new endeavors. • Ruth Peterson Breed Highlight 4
2005. At that time we did
• Tanya Viktora
not know what Robert’s Dog Tired has had a few
• Erika Wurm Focus on Foster Dogs 4
career had in store for departures in the last few
them. He has been hired months. Buddy & Maggie Our team is dedicated to the
by Southwest Airlines and Simonis moved with their safety and well-being of your Half Day Schedules
their family will be moving family to Great Falls, MT. dogs and welcome com- AM Sessions: 7AM to 1PM
out of Alaska in 2006. Champ O’Neil and family ments or suggestions any- PM Sessions: 1PM to 7PM
The Campbell family has have relocated to Fairbanks, time. Please remember to pick up your
taken over as the sole AK and Duke Potje and his dogs by 1PM for the AM session
owners of Dog Tired and dad Rick are back home in Thank you again for helping and drop off PM session dogs at
we would like to wish Bend, OR. We wish them us make Dog Tired the finest 1PM or later, Dogs in atten-
Erin and her family many all “Happy Tails” and many doggie daycare in town. dance more than six hours will
be charged for the full day rate.
Grooming Days at Dog Tired provided by Dog Tired
Alaska Canine Services Doggie Daycare
Dog Tired and Alaska Ca- completion he will return Benefits of Daycare
nine Services are teaming your dog to Dog Tired
up to provided added ser- where you will pick them • Your dog is supervised all
vices for our clients. up as usual. day long - not into things
they shouldn't be, at home!
On the third Thursday If you are interested in • Your dog will have stimulat-
each month, David Gilles- scheduling a grooming ses- ing activity all day long, and
pie will pick up your dog sion with Alaska Canine be tired in the evening!
from daycare, transport Services, please contact Next grooming day is • Your dog will develop bet-
them to his grooming facil- David directly at (907) ter social skills with other
ity and give your pet a full 561-9279. April 20th! dogs, making lots of doggy
grooming session. Upon friends!
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Meet the Staff
You may have noticed a number of new faces around Dog Ruth Peterson is origi-
Tired in recent months. Six new employees have come on nally from New Jersey and
and are working hard everyday to make sure your dog has a moved to Anchorage in
wonderful day care experience. September with her two
dogs, Chance and Cooter,
Mandy Chesnutt moved to Anchorage and her husband, Brian,
in August from Washington, DC with who is in the military. She
her partner, Bianca, and two cats. Since is currently fostering two
arriving in Anchorage, she has adopted dogs, Charlie and Bruno,
Kodi, an 8-month old Border Collie mix and is looking for perma-
and is fostering Sydney, a 5-month old nent homes for both. Ruth obtained her Associ-
Golden Retriever mix. Mandy earned ates degree in the Performing Arts – Ballet and has
her B.S. in Zoology from University of many years experience working with dogs in animal
Maryland and has worked as a veterinary shelters.
technician at regular and emergency pet facilities.
Jessica Mulcahy, our
Tammy Dittlinger, the first Dog newest employee moved
Tired employee, is a native Alaskan and to Anchorage from Cali-
passionate animal lover. From a very fornia last fall. Jessica is
young age, she began rescuing animals married to Michael, to-
and using her saved allowance to take gether they have a beauti-
them to the vet. In addition to her cat, ful daughter, Sadira and an
leopard gecko, and five turtles, Tammy energetic pup named Jack.
has 2 Toy Manchester Terriers named Jessica graduated the
Kiana (shown left) and Kaydo. School of Animal Science-
from the Professional
Kelly Gall is an Anchorage native and Career Development institute in 2005. She is also
proud owner of a 5 month-old puppy, apprenticing to be a tattoo artist.
Trooper. She has worked as a boarding
tech for VCA East and Cornerstone
Animal Hospitals. She also has worked
as a gardener at the Alaska Zoo and as
a Customer Service Representative at
Petco. She hopes to attend University
of Alaska, Anchorage in the near future.
2006 Holiday Schedule
Monday, March 27 Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day Monday, Sept. 4
Staff Training Day Labor Day
The Week of July 3-7
A Red Cross Certified Independence Day Friday, Nov. 10
Canine CPR instructor Veterans Day
will come train our staff on basic Dog Tired will be
canine first aid, CPR, and other closing for the entire November 24 & 25
emergency techniques to ensure week of Independence Thanksgiving
we provide the safest facility pos- Day.
sible for our clients. Monday, Dec. 25
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Meet the Staff Continued… Visit Your
Tanya Viktora is an Illinois native
who came to Alaska three years ago. Dog at Dog
She has been a dog lover all her life
and is the proud owner of a pug Tired!
named Sadie. Most recently worked at
Petco as a Customer Service Repre- Ever wanted to stay at Dog Tired and
sentative. She is currently studying to watch your dog play? Want to find out
get her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. what your dog’s day is like at Dog
Tired? Want to help the Dog Tired staff
Erika Wurm moved to Anchorage with all the dogs?
from San Francisco in January with her
boyfriend, Kevin, and their dog Jack- Due to popular demand, Dog Tired is
son, a Chow mix. She completed now accepting volunteers for one-hour
three years of art school studying tra-
shifts to visit with our staff and the dogs.
ditional illustration and has studied
It’s the perfect break from your work
horticulture for a year, which she
day and an opportunity to get to know
hopes to pursue as a future career.
your dog better in a different setting.
She has worked in dog daycare facilities for over a year
and has extensive pet sitting experience.
Contact Kari if you are interested.
Dog Tired Care Tips
Trim your dog’s nails regularly Dogs need vacations
This is obviously easier to accomplish with some dogs than too!
others, but regardless of temperament, size, or breed, Just like we take time
regular nail trimming is essential to your dog’s safety. At off from work every
Dog Tired (and at home), dogs will often play vigorously and so often to get away
long nails can get caught or pulled. If injured, this is quite and our kids get
painful and can bleed profusely. Additionally, dogs with long winter and spring
nails will frequently scratch and injure other dogs and our break off from school, dogs sometimes need a break
staff. So please, keep your dog’s nails neatly trimmed or from day care. Day care is exhausting for dogs and
request that Dog Tired’s staff cut them for just $5. more often than not, two days in a row is too much
for them to handle. Dogs that are overly tired
Leave sick or injured dogs at home become unhappy quickly and can act depressed, cry
Just like people, dogs that are ill, are incessantly, or get grouchy with the other dogs. If we
recovering from surgery, or have injuries see these signs of exhaustion or over-stimulation, we
often need a day or two at home to sleep and will suggest you give your dog a day or week long
recuperate. Daycare is be fun, but it can also break from day care. Likewise, if you see that your
be exhausting and dogs that aren’t at 100% dog appears noticeably more tired, please give us a call
tire easily and often become unhappy, 24 hours in advance to cancel your reservation.
grumpy, and in some cases aggressive. Additionally wounds
or incisions from surgery can be reopened during vigorous Your business is important to us, but more important
play, potentially jeopardizing the health of your best friend. is your dog’s happiness and health!
Dog Tired Doggie Daycare Breed Highlight :
The Bernese Mountain Dog
We would like to introduce you to Banner, a Bernese
Mountain Dog and a favorite playmate at Dog Tired.
Banner is an affectionate giant that is gentle with the smaller dogs, but com-
mands respect when he enters the room.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a breed of sheepdog and takes its name from the
canton of Bern in the central farmlands of Switzerland. By the late 1800s, the
breed had almost disappeared when Franz Scherenleib, a breeder investigating
the history of Swiss mountain dogs, found several good individuals in the Berne
region. This breed was given its present name in 1908.
310 East Fireweed Lane The Bernese Mountain Dog has a full body that is slightly longer than its tail,
Anchorage, AK 99503 with a deep chest. They have a rather long muzzle and V-shaped drop ears.
Fax: 907-334-6963 They typically have hazel or brown eyes
and their coat is slightly wavy and is
Categorized by the AKC as a “Working
Dog”, they were originally bred to drive
WERE ON THE WEB sheep and act as guard dogs, but they
WWW.DOGTIREDDAYCARE.COM have proven to be a cheerful, intelligent
Banner family pet and makes a wonderful com-
Bernese Mountain Dog panion dog… just ask Banner’s mom.
Focus on Foster Dogs
There are three dogs that are Charlie is an 11
currently being fostered by Dog month-old male
Tired employees that are seeking Maltese /
permanent, loving homes. Pekingese mix
that came to
Bruno is a one Animal Control
year-old male because of some
Retriever / issues. Ruth has Sydney is a 5-month old female
Rottweiler mix. been working Golden Retriever mix that came to
He came to with Charlie on this as well as other Mandy from a Dog Tired client who
Ruth from obedience commands. Charlie is great did not have the time or money to
Animal with other dogs, cats, and kids. He care for a dog. She would do well
Control. would do well in a house with other in a home with a previously
Bruno is great with other dogs and dogs or alone as long as you can established dog over two years old.
would prefer not to be the only dog provide him with regular and frequent She is excellent with cats and by all
in your home. Bruno loves kids and snuggling and petting. Any future indications seems to be good with
co-exists with cats well. He is fully owner should know that Charlie will kids. Sydney has completed a basic
housetrained and will ring a bell need to be groomed on a regular basis, puppy obedience course and is
when he needs to be let outside. as would any Maltese or Pekingese. housebroken.
He knows all basic obedience
commands and has started fly ball If you have room in your home and your heart for any of these
training. great dogs, please call Dog Tired to speak with Kari, Ruth or Mandy.