Doggie Daycare Hounds Town Bergen Kicks of Holiday Season by Giving Back and Providing a Safe Haven for Dogs in Need
Before opening their 8,000 square foot doggie daycare, overnight dog boarding, cat boarding, grooming, and retail pet care facility in September, owners Steve Garibell and Anthony Mitchell knew they wanted their business to play a significant role in the lives of the dogs in need in their community. From Day 1, the duo has dedicated space for dogs from the Bergen County Animal Shelter, even partnering up with the shelter to host 8 dogs for a weekend stay. “For these dogs to get out of the shelter for even a few hours and get the opportunity to socialize in a playgroup is very beneficial for them,” explains Mitchell. “As the shelter’s partner, we can help assess the dogs’ behavior and temperaments, which increases the dogs’ chances of getting adopted and remaining in the right home.”
One pup named Jack landed a permanent home right with Team Bergen, who couldn’t part with the little beagle from the shelter after his weekend stay at Hounds Town. “Our story starts with Jack. He stole the hearts of Team Bergen and made his way to be the Mayor. We also take dogs for daycare days to help break them out of the shelter mentality and get adopted,” says Garibell.
In addition running their business for regular doggie daycare, boarding, and grooming customers in Bergen County, Hounds Town – Bergen has focused heavily on acclimating nearly two dozen dogs from the shelter into their interactive environment in their few short months. Many of these dogs have been adopted, and some are still waiting for a new home while staying at the pet care facility including:
Krypto: Krypto is a 6-year-old Siberian Huskey German Shephard mix. He was surrendered to the shelter when his owner was deployed. He is working on getting used to other dogs.
Derek: Derek is a 9-month-old Shephard lab mix. He was surrendered to the shelter because he got “too big.” “He is boarding with us and working on his ‘puppy manners’ until he finds his forever home. Derek loves playing with all of our residents and is in love with all of our customers,” says Garibell.
Titan: When Titan’s owner passed away, he ended up in the shelter. Luckily, the Bergen team was able to take him and he is currently spending his days playing with the other pups and getting lots of love from the staff (he even gives hugs!). Titan is 5 years old.
To adopt one of these cuties, contact Hounds Town – Bergen by clicking the link or calling 973-773-DOGS. If you’re looking for a fully interactive doggie daycare in Bergen County, overnight dog boarding, cat boarding, or grooming, the pet care facility offers a free evaluation and discounted play packages.
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