Care & Hygiene

Canine daycare, boarding are a couple of perks at Puckett’s Pups

MARBLEHEAD — Quickly after the brand new 12 months begins, locals and vacationers can have a brand new possibility for canine care. Puckett’s Pups will maintain a ribbon slicing ceremony hosted by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 2, and proprietor Samantha Puckett will open the door to canines Jan. 3.

Puckett’s Pups will present canine daycare and boarding with a capability for 40 canines. The constructing has 16 indoor kennels, 4 of that are massive for holding a number of canines from the identical family. Daycare canines can mingle within the 1,700-square-foot indoor play space and the 1,200-square-foot outside space.

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“There’s a hose outdoors so we will fill pet swimming pools,” Puckett mentioned. “And we’ve got a small indoor play space for the kennel canines.”

To qualify for daycare, canines should meet vaccination necessities and move a temperament take a look at. Canines who qualify for daycare are also eligible for kennel-free boarding.

“They will sleep within the daycare and never must sleep within the kennel,” Puckett mentioned.

Grooming coming this summer time

This summer time, the enterprise will add grooming companies.

“In our grooming room, we’ve got a full, walk-in bathe for giant breeds,” Puckett mentioned.

Puckett determined to open Puckett’s Pups after COVID-19 restrictions stalled her plans for graduate faculty. When faculty turned an possibility once more, she selected to vary path.

Puckett’s Pups features a 1,700-square-foot indoor, dog daycare play area and 16 indoor kennels, some of which are shown here with owner Samantha Puckett on Dec. 9. The daycare and its kennels will be ready for its first dogs on Jan. 3. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be held on Jan. 2.

“I made a decision I wished to do one thing that I really like for the remainder of my life,” she mentioned. “I’ve a Siberian Husky and a German Shepherd. I really like my canines.”

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Puckett could finally add canine coaching to the enterprise’ choices.

“I took my canines to Canine Bliss in Fremont, however I really like coaching canines,” she mentioned. “I’ve numerous plans, numerous issues I need to do, however I simply need to get the doorways open first.”

Ribbon-cutting and occasion on Jan 2

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Puckett’s Pups shall be held on Jan. 2 at 4 p.m., with a celebration subsequent door at Erie Social Shuffleboard Membership, which is owned by Puckett’s mother and father.

“The doorways shall be open on the daycare so folks can take excursions, and we’ll have meals and music at Erie Social,” Puckett mentioned.

For now, Puckett is placing the ending touches on the daycare and fielding calls from people who find themselves curious about boarding their canines.

“I’ve folks already desirous to e-book reservations,” she mentioned.

Puckett’s Pups is positioned at 5686 E. Harbor Highway, Unit A-1, in Marblehead. For extra data, go to 

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