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Does Your Pal Need a Fun Place to Play During the Day? Or Do You Have Plans for the New Year? Call us for daycare or boarding and you won't need to worry about your playful small or big dogs. They will have lots of fun with their friends in our six large inside and outside playgrounds with turf and color cameras to watch them play during the day! If you are new to Playful Pooch, you will need to complete both our application forms, send them in with vaccination records and schedule a full evaluation day. We are full for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but have a few kennels available prior to Christmas and a few opening up on December 28 so make your plans early!
Just click here to join The Pooch family! Following a successful evaluation day we'll finalize those daycare or boarding plans for your pooch! For more information, please give us a call at 720-941-7529 and send your faxes to 303-565-1915.
This handsome fellow is our newest Pooch of the Week. Archie is a 2 year old Springer Spaniel that is a regular daycare visitor here at The Pooch. When he arrives in the morning, he immediately runs to the back to choose his play buddies for the day. A couple of our regular labs seem to be his particular favorites. When he is tired and ready for some down time, he seeks a staff member to chill with even going so far as to try to find a spot on their lap. At the end of the day, he is excited to see Mom to tell her about all of the fun he had!
As the owners of Playful Pooch, we are committed to providing excellent care and attention to every dog that visits The Pooch. Our goal is to provide a relaxing and nurturing experience that includes supervised socialization in a safe, clean and fun environment, with lots of personal love and attention from our experienced, caring and certified Pet Care Technicians.
Having spent over twenty years in banking, Will has always been interested in the pet care industry and has taken several classes through the Pet Care Services Association. He is an ABKA Certified Pet Care Technician. Brenda has been a financial consultant for over 25 years and now enjoys working at The Pooch with all of our great customers and their pooches. We were obviously destined to work with dogs, since we met while attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale which is home to the Salukis!
Most importantly, we are the owners of two rescue dogs, Mollie, a Tibetan Terrier, and Bristol, a Brittany mix. Bristol loves being the "Top Dog" at The Pooch while Mollie prefers lounging up front in the office. We couldn't resist showing you their Halloween picture from this year! Our first dog, Willie, lived to be almost 17 years old and it was hard to find places to leave him while traveling on business and vacations. It was this struggle to find a suitable place that would provide the extra attention that Willie needed as he got older that led us to enter the dog boarding and daycare business.
Our staff is absolutely the best in town! We hire caring staff who know how much fun it is to work in a doggy daycare, but also understand how dedicated you must be to work 365 days a year. Our experienced and professionally trained staff have helped us become one of the few facilities in Denver that has received the Gold Standard Accreditation from the Colorado Association of Dog Daycares. This is awarded based upon the extensive training that our staff has received.
Glen Cunningham has been with us since we opened in 2007 and has almost 30 years of dog training experience. Glen uses a gentle but consistent approach to work with all our pals who may have some behavioral issues that need some support.
Kelli Scott has been with us for over 3 years and has more than 6 years of supervisory experience working with dogs. Kelli is our part-time front manager and her utmost concern is the safety, health and well-being of our pals here at The Pooch.
Brad Alston has worked for us for over 5 years and is absolutely crazy about our pooches. We often find him down on the ground, surrounded by all his buddies and in his lap....even if it's Diesel, a big Rottweiller who thinks he's still a puppy!
Sio Glofelty joined us two years ago and she loves giving the dogs lots of special attention especially during their nice, long relaxing baths with massages. She has had 6 years of supervisory experience in the dog daycare environment and is one of our front managers here at The Pooch.
Cejay Dawson has been with us since early 2012 and is an assistant manager who enjoys working with our customers and their owners. She has become great buddies with all our pals.
Mark Westrate joined our staff in mid 2013 and is one of our most experienced staff members with over 8 year of doggy daycare supervision. His quiet and calm approch with the dogs keeps everyone safe and happy.
Emily Brown joined our staff in mid 2013 and has many years of experience working as a volunteer in an animal shelter while she was going to Virginia Tech. The staff, customers and dogs loves her boundless energy and enthusiasm.
Tori Garcia joined our staff in 2013 and loves working with our pals. She is fairly new to the doggy daycare business but her warm and friendly personality helps her fit right in with our Pooch family.
Emilee Waterbury is a recent addition and has had almost a year of doggy daycare experience. She is very loving and attentive to the dogs special needs and she's already made lots of friends here, both human and canine.
Maggie Miller works with us during summer and holiday breaks while she is attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Maggie's dimunitive size isn't a challenge at all when she is working with the big dogs, they all respect her quiet and friendly personality.
Katie Elder has worked part-time for The Pooch for several years and has many years of previous doggy daycare experience. Katie always has a smile on her face and her quiet manner keeps everyone calm and happy.
Our experienced and trained staff always provide lots of love and attention while assuring a fun and very safe monitored play environment.
Here at The Pooch, we ALL love your dog like one of our own!