now has a place for the four-legged members of your family to spend the day: the Day Care Depot at AnnaBelle's Pet Station
The idea of the Day Care Depot is to help socialize dogs, especially high-energy breeds. "Well-socialized dogs are happier, healthier and better-behaved," according to the Day Care Depot website
In addition to adding this new service, Annabelle's has added more staff. "We've hired three new employees as well as eight interns from Michigan State University," sayts Ann Andrews, a part-owner of Annabelle's.
The Day Care Depot is available Tuesday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. A variety of passes are available for sale, starting with a half-day pass, all the way up to a 20 day full-day pass.
Dogs are placed in play groups, limited to 12, based on size, temperament and play style. All dogs must have all their required vaccinations and be play-tested before being allowed to attend the Day Care Depot.
The service started on January 19th and the word is quickly spreading around town. "We opened last Tuesday and we had nine dogs waiting for us," says Andrews.
Annabelle's Pet Station can be found at 600 Capitol Ave. in Downtown Lansing.
Source: Ann Andrews, AnnaBelle's Pet Station
Writer: Daniel J. Hogan
All Photographs © Dave Trumpie