October 4, 2012

Plan ahead for daycare closures this month

If your dog is regularly scheduled for Doggie Daycare on Mondays or Tuesdays, please note that we will be closed on Tuesday, October 16th and Monday, October 22nd.

Lucky Laurie will be basking on a beach somewhere in Mexico.

To help things run smoothly while Laurie is gone, we're taking these precautions:

  • We will not take any new dogs between October 16th and October 22nd, for either daycare or boarding.

  • We will take only daycare dogs or very regularly boarded dogs for overnight boarding while Laurie is away.

  • We will be closed for daycare on the day Laurie leaves (October 16th) and the day she returns (October 22nd) due to reduced staffing on those days.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Plan ahead for the holidays

Thanksgiving week is already full, but there are still a few boarding spots left open at Christmas time. Give us a call soon if you haven't made your holiday boarding reservations.

Fun in the sun

We had a great time at the Third Annual K9 Country Club Customer Appreciation Barbecue. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the beautiful weather, delicious food and summertime fun with us. K9 customers are the best!

Special thanks go out to Michelle and Randy Juette for the awesome cakes and for lending us their big barbecue. Additional thanks to Randy for manning the grill along with Scott Townsend.

Click this link to watch a slide show.

Thanks, too, to everyone who dropped money into the big jar at the barbecue. We were delighted to count nearly $130 for the dog park in there... and we appreciate every penny!

And finally, thank you to everyone who purchased a T-shirt this year. We raised $585 with T-shirt sales -- with all of the proceeds going to the dog park fund.

We'll do another T-shirt order soon, so let us know if you want one. They're $25 each.

What's happening with Wagmore Park

The west border fence was installed in September (it looks great!) and the parking lot will go in this month. Those were the two major improvements planned for 2012, though we will continue with cleaning up the grounds, trimming trees and general maintenance until the weather turns too cold to make any more progress this year. In the spring we plan to complete the fencing around the perimeter of the property, install the sprinkler system and seed the grass.


Here the great guys at American Gates & Fencing are taking a lunch break after putting in half of the 500 feet of fencing along the west border of Wagmore Park. If you need fencing, give them a call or visit their website at www.agfyakima.com.

Kennel Cough Watch

With the lower temperatures of fall there's a higher risk of kennel cough. To reduce the chance of your dog being infected, and to help control the spread of this highly contagious disease, it's best to keep your dog away from other dogs in public places such as parks and pet stores.

We want to keep kennel cough out of K9 Country Club, so please let us know if you notice your dog coughing.

Kennel cough can start out as a mild "huffing" sound that eventually develops into a persistent deep cough. Most dogs will recover in about three weeks, but it's important to contact your veterinarian to determine whether antibiotics are needed. It's also important to keep your dog home while he's contagious.

Be sure to keep your dog's vaccinations up to date. Check the white board in the office or the daycare building to see if your dog is due for a six-month Bordetella booster this month.

Wanted: A good home for
a good cat (me)

Hi. My name is Mr. Tom Catt. My previous owner abandoned me in the woods, but two nice people, Ro and Merle, rescued me, fed me, and let me play with their girls (Angel and Blossom). And I recently slipped into the house where I met their other cats, Stripe and Chance. This is a great place to live, but I want my own home where I can be with a family of my own.

I think I'm a year old. I weigh 15 lbs. My vaccinations are all current and the vet says I'm very healthy. By the way, I'm neutered, too. I am gentle, I love to be with people and other animals and, oh yes, I want to be in the house with my family. If you'd like to take me home, call my foster parents Ro and Merle at 901-0455 or 672-2002 or talk with Laurie and Nancy at the K9 Country Club.

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