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Wags and Whiskers Welcomes Visitors

Nevertheless, now that persons are headed again to places of work outdoors of their properties, Wags and Whiskers is seeing an elevated want for pet daycare.

Summertime can imply trip retreats for the household or summer season camp for the children. For four-legged members of the family, Wags and Whiskers Pet Resort gives each. Homeowners/operators Karen and Steve Butler delight themselves on offering company a optimistic, protected and enjoyable go to. “We’ve got two clients: pets and their homeowners,” stated Karen.

The Butlers are lifelong canine homeowners. They’ve boarded their canines many instances and have seen when their pets have been confused and never their normal selves after the expertise. In 2012, they realized Wags and Whiskers Pet Resort was available on the market. They acquired it later that yr.

Through the pandemic, document numbers of pets have been adopted for companionship. Canine possession in Flagstaff elevated by 17.2%, or 4,200 canines, from 2018 to 2020, based mostly on nationwide canine possession information equipped by American Veterinary Medical Affiliation and U.S. Census information. Nevertheless, now that persons are headed again to places of work outdoors of their properties, Wags and Whiskers is seeing an elevated want for pet daycare.

Aubree, a reservation rescue canine, is a frequent Day Kamper. She is younger and has a whole lot of power. Her new mother, Sandra Tann, can’t convey Aubree to work. Tann researched canine day camps and based mostly on critiques, suggestions and the situation, she began taking Aubree to Wags and Whiskers. “Aubree jumps out of the automotive with pleasure once we drive up,” stated Tann. “She comes house exhausted from enjoying with different campers. It’s a aid to know she is protected, comfortable and getting the stimulation and play time she wants.”

Earlier than a cat or canine arrives, proof of vaccinations from a veterinary workplace are required. “We’ve got to make sure the vaccines are dealt with and administered in line with veterinary requirements to make sure all of our pals are protected,” Karen stated. Meals dealing with guidelines are adopted to “guarantee cross contamination doesn’t happen, inflicting a pet to grow to be sick.”

There are 4 separate areas for Day Kampers, canines who keep for 5 hours or much less. Canines are positioned in several areas based mostly on their habits, measurement and age. Every space has indoor/out of doors entry and is attended by at the very least one individual always, says Karen.

Kennels, or dens, for canines and cats have stable partitions, not wire fencing, to attenuate barking, tiffs and unfold of illness. Single, two-dog and luxurious dens can be found with separate particular person out of doors areas. Every cat wanders the primary cat room individually, the place they will play on cat timber, towers and scratching posts. The Zoom Room permits pet mother and father to go to pets by way of an internet assembly. Grooming companies are offered and Wags and Whiskers groomers work to maintain pets relaxed.

Details about every pet is saved and accessed by way of the pc system. Particular info, reminiscent of habits, meals allergy symptoms and different well being issues, is recorded and seems on day by day customer boards or den doorways. Walkie-talkies permit workers members to speak about the place every pet is positioned and what’s going on in several areas of the power. FBN

By Margret Dunfee, FBN

Wags and Whiskers is positioned at 1802 W. Kristy Lane, Suite 200, in Flagstaff. For extra info, go to

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