5 Easy and important steps to prepare your pet for their boarding stay
6 Holiday Pet Booking Secrets
Thanksgiving and Christmas are notorious in our industry as the busiest times of the year. With pet care facilities selling out sooner than ever, how do you get your pet into the boarding facility of your choice? Here are some tips from the inside:
1.) Book Early – many pet care facilities sell out as early as late September and early October, so if you are going away for the holidays, BOOK NOW. If your pet care facility of choice is booked or your preferred suite level is booked, make a plan B and keep reading this article.
2.) Check Back In – While many pet care facilities start a Waitlist which can be very long, many of them go through their entire list before the holiday season trying to fill spaces for last minute cancellations. If you are more interested and loyal than other customers, you can actually “move up” the Waitlist quite quickly.
3.) Pull Rank – If your pet is a “regular” and spends a good amount of time (and money) at a particular pet care facility, inform the person making the reservation. Sometimes a pet care facility will give preference to people who are really good customers.
4.) Speak with a Manager – If your pet is well-known at a facility and the frontline people are unable to help you, ask to speak with a manager. Sometimes the manager is more connected with you or your dog and may be able to squeeze your pet in.
5.) Be Patient – Understand that pet care professionals WANT to take care of your pet (it’s our passion). If we can’t fit your pet in, realize we are doing our best. We may not physically have a safe place to keep your pet.
6.) Be Aware – Cancel your reservation if you set one up “just in case.” This not only helps other pet owners who are waiting for a space but it helps your pet care facility be prepared for the busy holiday.
Club Pet DIA and Parker are almost sold out for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please call today to set up your pet’s vacation. We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday season!
TRICK AND TREAT - Pet Video Competition!
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a pet video competition. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CLUB PET CUSTOMER TO PARTICIPATE.
The winner will receive FREE PetChatz equipment, so you can visit with your pet while you are away from home.
Here are the steps to submit an entry:
1.) Take a video of your pet doing their BEST TRICK using your cell phone, tablet, or other device
2.) Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Once approved, your video will be posted to Facebook and YouTube within 24 hours
4.) The video with the most Likes, Shares, and Views wins the prize
Here are the OFFICIAL RULES:
1. Pets and people must be SAFE in the making of your video
2. Submissions need to be FAMILY FRIENDLY
3. Entries are sent to Clubpetmedia@gmail.com and must be submitted no later than October 31st by 11:59 PM
4. Entries will be posted on Facebook and YouTube for voting. The winner is the video that gets the most “Likes” “Shares” and “Views” combined
5. You do not have to be a current customer of Club Pet Resorts to win
6. The prize will be awarded on November 1st, 2017 and will be available for pick up that day or can be mailed to a provided address
7. All submissions become property of Club Pet Resorts and will be used at their discretion for marketing and informational purposes
8. To be eligible, you video must be your own - NO REPOSTING!
9. All rules are subject to change and at the discretion of Club Pet Resorts. Any changes in the rules will be posted to social media. It is the responsibility of the contestants to inform themselves of rule changes.
Have you ever wanted to be able to communicate with your dog? Are you interested in learning how to give animals CPR? Well now you can! We are excited to announce that Club Pet Resorts will be opening our Animal Education Programs to the public in 2017.
For the past 3 years, we have been teaching our team members how to “speak dog” and take care of pets so that we can provide a safe environment for your furry children. People who are trained through our system can understand and respond to pets and their individual needs. They are also faster at figuring out when something isn’t right, and know what to do to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Dog Behavior I
This class is brought to us by Sabrina Fitzherbert, Animal Behavior College Graduate, and Tiffany Estep, an industry professional of 18 years. Topics covered are dog history and genetics, basic dog body language, approaching scared or aggressive dogs, dog group interactions, leadership techniques, how to break up dog fights safely, and much more. By the end of this program, you will be able to not only communicate and understand your own dog better but identify dogs that are threats on walks and at the dog park and what to do to keep your dog (and yourself) safe.
The cost for this class is $150 per student and includes 3 hours of instructional training in the morning, a round table discussion at lunch time, and 3 hours of practical, in-group training with actual dogs in the afternoon. There are only 6 spaces available for the class on November 3rd, 2017 so sign up with a Club Pet Resorts Receptionist today to reserve your spot!
First Aid and CPR
This class is brought to us by Tiffany Estep, a trained Pet-Tech Instructor. Attendees will learn the ABCs of pet first aid, hands-on CPR, rescue breathing, choking management, bleeding protocols, restraint, muzzling, heat injuries, injury assessment, and much more. For more information and registration for upcoming classes, visit www.pettech.net. The cost is $105 for a 5 hour class (with a lunch). Enter "CLUBPET" at check out to receive a $15 discount. The next First Aid Class will be held at Club Pet Resorts on October 21st, 2017.
Our program has not only impacted attendees personally but also professionally. We often hear past attendees say that they use this knowledge as a part of their everyday lives. Professionals such as policemen, firemen, mail carriers, sales people, tradesmen, pet sitters, and anyone that encounters unfamiliar dogs on a regular basis. This knowledge has been proven to help everyone stay safe!
With prices rising everywhere and the Colorado economy booming, it is always nice to know the ways you can get the same Club Pet Resorts services at a discounted rate. Here is a description of ways to save at Club Pet.
1. Refer a Friend – If you refer another person that comes and uses Club Pet’s services, you will receive either a free day of daycare or $30 toward your next boarding stay
2. Review us on Facebook, Yelp!, and Google – Of course, we prefer 5 star reviews but anytime you leave a review for us on one of these sites, you will receive either a free day of daycare or $30 toward your next boarding stay
3. Public Service – Police, military, teachers, firemen, medical workers, airline employees, and other people in public service are eligible to receive a 10% discount on all services except daycare packages. We may ask to see your ID for this discount.
4. Ski Discount – In the months of February and March, we usually run a promotion for 10% off all services except daycare packages with proof of lift ticket
Thank you for being part of the Club Pet Family. We can’t wait to see your furry children!
As everyone prepares for the Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017, you might wonder if you should do anything to prepare your pets and keep them safe? At Club Pet Resorts, the safety of your pet is our number one priority and we will be running our normal daily exercise schedule for all of our pets.
Daycare will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm but you are welcome to drop off your pet before those hours and pick them up as late as you like that day. Our boarding dogs will play either 9:00 am – Noon or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for half day daycare and our full day daycare dogs will play during both time periods. The Solar Eclipse is scheduled to start at 10:23 am and last until 11:47 am.
All of our research suggests that for the most part, dogs and cats do not normally stare at the sun and we expect their behavior to be the same on the day of the Eclipse. If you have concerns about your pet being outside during this time, please let a receptionist know at drop-off and we will be happy to play them inside, in the afternoon, or rest in their suite as accommodations allow.
Please be sure that you call us ahead of time if you plan on bringing your dog for daycare. If you need dog boarding, please make your reservation now as we are filling up quickly for dog boarding. We can’t wait to see your pets this weekend!