Our Holistic Approach
Holistic: adj. Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
In other words, the value of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Holistic pet care therefore considers the whole of the animal, including the relationships between mind, body and spirit, in determining the health and well-being of that animal. As a pet care provider, we understand the important impact we have on your pet's well-being and for this reason, we have chosen to take a more natural approach toward the services we offer. We strive to be a place that not only fulfills your pet care needs, but a place that also positively enhances your pet's life in some manner. Whether it's providing a peaceful environment for your boarded bunny or helping to maintain your dog's exercise regimen, we want to contribute to your pet's life in a way that is both wholesome and beneficial. The environment we have created at Pup 'N Pals as well as the beliefs and principles we stand by fully support the well-being of your best friend.
For Our Dogs
Outdoor Exercise: A major contributing factor to your dog's health and well-being is having the opportunity to exercise routinely. We believe all dogs, especially young and active breeds, should be able to exercise in as natural a setting as possible to not only help achieve their fitness needs, but to also ward off behavioral and physical problems that can stem from inactivity. Our structured fitness program provides the perfect way for your dog to stay physically and mentally active, keeping them healthy and happy for years to come.
Socialization Opportunities: Most dogs can benefit from the company of other balanced dogs and through our pack walking services, your dog will have the chance to satisfy those socialization needs in a calm and structured setting. Our pack walking program is designed to set all types of dogs up for success including nervous, fearful and under-socialized dogs and with time and consistency, dogs demonstrate improved skills and behavior because of our program. Coupled with the right amount of outdoor exercise, meeting your dog's social requirements is a major component in creating a well-balanced individual.
Low-Stress Setting: Similar to people, stressful situations and unstructured settings (think busy, chaotic kennels) can take an unhealthy toll on our dogs both physically and behaviorally which is why we have designed a program that focuses entirely on putting your dog in their natural element, the great outdoors, where they can unwind and simply be a dog. In addition to providing ample opportunity to exercise, other measures we have put in place that allow our dogs to blossom include constant leadership by the same caretaker, hand-selected, consistent packs, maintaining a structured, calm atmosphere and a strong focus on balanced, relationship-based training.
Individuality: As dog people, we understand that no two dogs are the same and we respect and honor each individual's needs and personality type. The extensive evaluation process we perform, including getting to know your dog prior to formal sessions, as well as the high quality exercise program we offer are all designed to keep the best interest of your pup in mind.
For Our Small Pets
Quiet, Peaceful Atmosphere: We understand the sensitive nature of our small animal guests so our in-home boarding rooms are designed to keep your pet calm and comfortable. We provide a quiet, climate-controlled room for your pet to relax in, complete with soothing classical music, clean air and natural sunlight.
Mental Stimulation: To help our small pets live a well-balanced life, exercise and activities that challenge their mind should be included in their daily routine. This is why we provide spacious and enriching accommodations for your pet to stay in and the reason we always encourage owners to bring plenty of toys to keep their pet busy while boarding. After all, playtime and exercise reduce stress and boredom which leads to happier, healthier guests!
Nontoxic, Pet-Safe Cleaning Products: Exposing our pets (and ourselves!) to harsh chemicals can certainly have long-term negative effects on their health which is why our cleaning routine includes the use of only nontoxic, environmentally-friendly products. For daily cleaning, we use a combination of hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and all-natural dish soap and for disinfecting between guests, we use a nontoxic, hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant called Rescue. In addition, all bedding is laundered with all-natural detergent. These cleaning methods help to keep everyone safe, clean and healthy!