Alsip, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2005
Up until now, dog owners in ChicagoÂs South suburbs have had few options for premium pet care. The more particular pet parents not satiated by the occasional pet-sitter visit, and not comfortable with the parameters of traditional boarding, are breathing a sigh of relief: SomethinÂ to Bark About Doggy Daycare is AlsipÂs answer to the growing need for more personalized pet care.
Unlike its larger counterparts, SomethinÂ to Bark About operates within a 2,500 square foot industrial space. Proprietress Christine Hutman explains, ÂWe do not consider our smaller size a drawback; on the contrary, it is one of the facets that make our environment more intimate and our service more personalized.Â The daycare is divided into three main pens, each capable of accommodating approximately five dogs each with special consideration given to temperament and personality rather than mere size.
During normal operating hours boarding dogs are placed in daycare, making it essential that all dogs pass a temperament evaluation and be deemed Âsocially acceptableÂ regardless of their boarding or daycare status. ÂSafety is our main concern, first and foremost,Â Christine emphasizes. Visiting pooches are free to play amongst themselves, lounge on comfortable daybeds, or soak up plenty of individualized attention from one of the SomethinÂ to Bark About employed Âguardians.Â In the evening, all boarding dogs are placed individually into their own pens; only dogs from the same household may sleep together.
The proprietress, Christine Hutman, a long-time animal lover and advocate, created SomethinÂ to Bark About in 2004 in response to the growing need for more professionally managed doggy daycare. Christine is certified in Pet CPR, and has been a volunteer dog handler for the Chicago Ridge Animal Welfare League for the past two years. She is a member of the American Boarding and Kennel Association, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the North American Doggy Daycare Association. Christine is also the proud ÂparentÂ of a 4-year old Terrier mix, Pepper, a 3-year old Miniature Pinscher, Nikita, and a 2-year old Rottweiler-Shepard mix, Xena.
SomethinÂ to Bark About maintains close relations with various animal shelters including the Chicago Ridge Animal Welfare League and the Naperville Humane Society. SomethinÂ to Bark About will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Party at its facility on Saturday, May 21st; details concerning this event can be found at http://www.somethintobarkabout.com.