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November 2, 2015

Special Holiday Hours and Stuff + Unstress Your Pups for the Holidays + Dangerous Foods!

It’s Crate Escape Official!  Holiday Reservation Time is Here!

Time to make all needed overnight reservations for your pups over the holidays!  We fill up fast! so the sooner the better! Here are some special daycare/ overnight guidelines and policies in effect from November 1st, 2015 – January 5th, 2016.

Special Holiday Hours:
Thursday, Nov. 26th – closed
Friday, Nov. 27th – 9am – 5pm
Thursday, Dec. 24th – 7am – 5pm
Friday, Dec. 25th – closed
Saturday, Dec. 26th – closed
Thursday, Dec. 31st – 7am – 5pm
Friday, Jan. 1st, 2016 – closed
Saturday, Jan. 2nd, 2016 – open


Holiday Rates:  $80/ 1 dog, $155/ 2 dogs
Van:  There are NO pick up & drop offs on Thanksgiving day or Christmas day.


Arrival Days :  No overnight arrivals on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Day!
Arrival Times:  All dogs must arrive before 2pm when coming into the facility.


Overnight Cancellation Policy:   We need at least 3 days notice for any changes/cancellation to overnight reservations to avoid any possible charges.


As always, THANKS!


3 Ways to Treat Your Dog on Thanksgiving

3 Dogs & Co.

Thanksgiving can be chaotic—especially if you’re the host. There’s a lot to get done, and the sudden change in routine can be stressful on your pup. So we’ve come up with three great ways to treat your pup on Thanksgiving (and only one involves an actual treat)!

Time Together Outside

Fall is in full swing, and the landscape is littered with stunningly beautiful fallen leaves. There’s a chill in the air, but that’s just a great excuse to layer up. It’s a wonderful time for a walk, and I like to think that having a dog gives you a license to go out and enjoy the little things just that much more. Whether it’s just you and your dog, or a whole family affair with your spouse and kids (and other dogs!), make time this Thanksgiving to just go outside and enjoy the day.

A leashed walk through the park, an off-leash trail walk, a hike, or even a nice walk about the neighbourhood—take time to enjoy the season. Not only will it tire your pup out, but it’ll take away a bit of the guilt you’ll feel after eating a week’s worth of calories in one sitting.

A Few Extra Sweet Potatoes

When you’re out shopping for that big Thanksgiving meal, buy a few more sweet potatoes than you’ll need. Giving your dog people food off the table is a big no-no, but making that extra effort to make them their own special treat is a great idea to include them in the day!

We have quite a few treat recipes that include sweet potatoes, so give one a try!

A Quiet Place to Rest Their Head

After that wonderful walk to enjoy the beautiful autumn landscape of your little nook on this wonderful world of ours, your pup will want a quiet place to rest. Whether that’s after happily greeting your guests, or setting up for the evening while you go out to enjoy dinner at someone else’s house (score!), it’s a good idea to leave your pup with a cozy place where they can rest without being bothered.

If you’re having people over, opening up a room in your house with the lights off and your dog’s bed is great. Make this room off-limits to children who may be visiting so your dog always has an out if things get a little too loud or stressful. Be sure to include their water dish in the quiet place so they don’t feel they have to run the gauntlet to get a drink.

That’s it! A great way to treat your pup without worrying about foods that may not be good for him. To a dog, some quality time outside, followed by a delicious treat, and a quiet place for a well-deserved nap is the ultimate gift. Actually, that sounds like a great day for anyone!


Not for Fido: Thanksgiving Food That Could Be Dangerous for Dogs

Brandon Ballenger




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