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Is “Wash—Rinse—Repeat” Really Necessary for Dogs?

Lyle Asks: Is “Wash—Rinse—Repeat” Really Necessary for Dogs? Yes — at Dog’s Day Out we always bathe dogs twice! And we encourage owners, whether they are bathing their dog in our DIY tubs or at home, to do the same.  A dog’s coat is typically much dirtier than the hair on a human head, making […]

Written by on April 9, 2024

Frannie Says: The Canine Rainbow: Understanding How Dogs See Color

As passionate dog lovers, we’re always curious about the world from our furry friends’ perspective. Have you ever wondered how dogs see the world in terms of color? Contrary to a popular misconception, dogs are not entirely colorblind. While their color vision is not as rich as that of their human companions, they do perceive […]

Written by on April 3, 2024

Meet Dog’s Day Out Bather Jesse!

Jesse joined the Dog’s Day Out team in October 2022. They’re the one typically walking around with big, ear protectors on their head. Like Mickey Mouse (whom some of us think they look like with those headphones perched atop their head), Jesse is incredibly calm, kind, and optimistic. This is evident in their interactions with […]

Written by on March 14, 2024

Unique Valentine (or Anytime) Gift for Pet Lovers 🐕💙🖼️️💚🐩

Order by Feb 1 for pick up at Dog’s Day Out on February 11 Want a custom caricature of—or with—your pet? Interested in helping pets in need? Committed to supporting local businesses? If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, you have to check out our new partner’s story and work!   […]

Written by on January 26, 2024

Helen Says: “Listen Up: Ear Health Matters!”

Your dog’s ears are not just for listening—they play a crucial role in maintaining overall health. Keeping ears clean and infection-free is vital for your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting ear health can lead to infection, hearing impairment or in extreme cases, even complete hearing loss. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), dogs are […]

Written by on January 9, 2024

Meet Dog’s Day Out Newly-Named Assistant Manager Tyler

This blog is the second in a series of interviews with our amazing team members. It provides an opportunity for readers to learn more about the folks who care for the pups—and stories about what led them to Downtown Dogs or Dog’s Day Out. Meet Tyler, one of our longest-serving employees. He worked as a […]

Written by on December 15, 2023

Meet Our Fourth Quarter Nonprofit Partner: The Street Dog Coalition

            On a crisp, fall Sunday morning, a line of more than 40 people had formed outside even before the doors opened. Inside, Drs. Stefan Knep and Laura Ziegler Gurda, Debranique Pitter, and a team of 14 veterinary techs set up for a pop-up clinic to help the pets of people […]

Written by on December 6, 2023

Helen Says: Barkitecture is the Pawsome New Trend in Home Design!

Imagine a world where every wag of the tail inspires architectural marvels and every bark sets the design tone. Well, folks, that world is here, and it’s called “Barkitecture.” This trend takes dog-friendly home design to a whole new level and ensures that homes meet each family’s unique needs, look super cool, and “treat” furry […]

Written by on July 4, 2023