Dog Tired Doggie Daycare The Daily Bark Volume I, Issue II March 2006 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 Services 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! Page 2 The Daily Bark 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 Christmas Volume I, Issue II Page 3 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. Phone: 907-334-6962 Fax: 907-334-6963 They typically have hazel or brown eyes Email: Kari@dogtireddaycare.com and their coat is slightly wavy and is always tri-colored. 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 Labrador housetraining 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.
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