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September 28, 2010

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (Heaven!)

What’s up at Crate-Escape?

New changes every day!  Walls painted and the most exciting recent change is a ‘do over’ of the overnight room. Our goal is always to send you off with complete comfort and assurance your dog is in the best hands; there is no need to worry! Now, in addition we offer more space, NEW CUSHY BEDS, and a flat screen TV.  The apartment is totally safe (of course), with access to an outside bathroom.  We promise  you that we are making your dogs happy, and when they are happy, you are happy!  Win, Win, Win!

RCD Happenings

Good News! So, we have all been holding our breath, waiting to hear when the RCD renovation would start. As you probably know, that is the million dollar question! (or maybe not quite a million!)  Summer has passed and we retail folks are looking ahead to the holidays! OK, let your breath out! Raining will be starting her ‘makeover’ in April of 2011!  Which is great, because now we can focus on introducing a new food line (info to follow!), getting some fun holiday toys, pulling out our signature Teckle-Club doggie jackets (ooo, so warm!) and our Fair Trade hand knitted dog sweaters and enjoying a beautiful fall in Huron Village, Cambridge!

Daycare Reminders

Boarding our daycare dogs: We invite all of our daycare dogs to stay with us for overnights after they have been coming for awhile and settled in. If you have scheduled an overnight for your dog, be sure to drop him/her off before 2pm. This assures your dog will have play time leading up to dinner and the sleepover which puts all of the dogs on a similar schedule.

Timely dog pickup – A quick reminder that RCD closes at 6pm, Monday – Friday and Crate-Escape at 6:30. We appreciate your being on time to get your dogs!

New Dog Food at Crate and RCD

In keeping with our reputation we proudly announce the arrival of:

Dr. Harvey’s Dog Food

Almost 30 years ago, Dr. Harvey Cohen began to have serious doubts about commercial pet foods. As a nutritionist and animal lover, Dr. Harvey, began to lecture to all who would listen about the dangers of chemicals, dyes and preservatives that were being put into pet foods and fed to dogs, cats and birds.

At about the same time in, his human practice in New York City, he began to hear from his patients of case after case of cancer, kidney disease, allergies and many other degenerative diseases in their pets.He began to research the reasons for this overwhelming rise of disease in companion animals and came to believe that the foods that we feed our pets are ultimately the key to their good health. Dr. Harvey believes now what he believed then, that “health begins in the kitchen” and that feeding companion animals pet food made from chemical laden and inferior quality ingredients is the number one reason for the rise in degenerative diseases in companion animals.

In 1980, very few people were aware of the devastating effects of commercial pet foods, but as awareness grew about the importance of nutrition as related to health and the dangers of chemical additives, dyes and preservatives, more and more people began to listen to Dr. Harvey’s message.

Indeed, the pet industry has changed in those 30 years, many companies have jumped on the bandwagon espousing the benefits of natural pet foods, but very few of these companies actually provide a truly natural diet.
Dr. Harvey still believes that preparing fresh meals for your companions is absolutely essential to good health. He believes that no matter how good a kibble or canned food may be, it is still a kibbled or canned food and processed in a way that is inferior to a freshly prepared meal.

Thanks for visiting us! Check us out after October 4th to get the latest scoop!

September 20, 2010

A BIG Hello to all of our Wonderful Customers and Readers!

Our website and blog have been quiet because we have been busy watching the dogs, welcoming new dogs, and expanding our digs as we go. Now we have so much to tell you!

What’s up at Crate-Escape?

LOTS! We are expanding the daycare facility to add a couple more pens where the dogs play, dressing up the entry area and way more! We are happy to say our customers will not be inconvenienced at all during this incredible renovation!

Raining Cats and Dogs Happenings!

Raining, too, is in the midst of many exciting changes. We are soon to start a full renovation. She will be updated to include complete painting, and floor replacement, new HVAC and a cool, bright decor. Our warm, inviting atmosphere will, of course, stay right where it is!

RCD will also be changing her name to ‘Crate-Escape Too’.  She is thrilled to carry the name and can’t wait to take on her new look.

Daycare Reminders

Please be sure to bring your dog to daycare before 2pm.

Refrain from putting on flea and tick medication Monday – Friday.

NOW! On to Daycare News, Dog News, Safety Tips, Dog Food Comments and Recommendations, etc, etc, etc.

Dog Food

We are committed to offering our customers the best selections of dog food both at Crate and RCD (Crate-Escape Too!). Watch for our upcoming reviews on specific brands and why they have been selected for our stores.

On the same note, the company, Natura Products, which includes Evo, Innova and California Natural, has been purchased by Proctor and Gamble. As a result we will no longer be selling these food lines. Please consider changing your pet’s diet! Assistance and recommendations gladly offered by our Staff.

Pet Safety

Free Pet Safety Pack


Crate-Escape and Raining sponsored the Somerville Dog Festival, on Sunday, September 19th at Conway Park in Somerville. The gathering was a benefit for the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA.  We had the best time! We met so many wonderful dogs and owners and hope, hope, hope some of them will come back and check out our daycares.  We feel very comfortable giving you a nudge because we are the best!

Thanks for checking us out today!

Please know that we are available to show you our great daycares, or give you details on the phone, Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm.  We suggest you call Crate-Escape if your canine is a large or high energy dog– more space! at 617-489-9003, or Raining Cats and Dogs (Crate-Escape Too!) for smaller dogs, under 35 lbs. at 617-354-9003.  AND, friend us on facebook, Crate~Escape, where you can see photos and (amateur!) videos of our dogs having a blast!

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