at 245 Marion Street, Winnipeg , R2H 0T8
Dog Grooming, Doggie Daycare, Overnight Stays, Training, Retail
Staffed 24/7 to care for your special canine friend!
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We have had two grooming appointments open for today! Call 204-233-3828 to book your pooch in for a grooming with us! :)
Good Morning Lofters, This Saturday we have availability for holiday photos! Call now to schedule your appointment before we are all booked. Call Us: (204) 233 - 3828
WOW! We have made it through our first year in business! Holy Smokes! Today marks the 1 Year Anniversary of The Dog Loft Inc. and it has been the most amazing first year I could have ever imagined. I have so much to say, I don’t really know where to start but I would like to share with you our accomplishments, experiences, and feelings on the past year. The Dog Loft has been so blessed with the support of many different people involved in making the business a success and I need to do a few personal shout outs to these amazing people because without you, this dream of mine would not have taken flight and we would not be where we are today without you. My Dad – When this whole “idea” of me opening up my own business came around, he was the very first person that said, “I know you can do this, kid!” That comment from my dad right then and there was all I needed to hear to give me the motivation and the courage to follow my dream. Now, he comes in when I need him to fix things around the shop, dad’s are really good for that. Thank-you. My Mom – From day one, she has always offered to come in and help when I needed to get the business off the ground. She spent numerous weekends playing with the dogs, walking the dogs, and just being there for moral support. Talk about the best momma bear ever! Thank-you. Kallie, my sister – She pulled a few overnight shifts for me in the beginning to help me get through the first few weeks and she has been my rock and personal motivator in business life and personal. Thank-you. Tara and Tasha, my other sisters – They aren’t really dog people, which I know is hard to believe… like who is not dog people? BUT none the less, they have helped snuggle a few pup’s here and there and that has made a positive experience for those dogs in my care They both are now in college taking a few business courses and I now get phone calls daily with questions about “business” It makes me feel special. - Thank-you. My Grandma Helen – I will never forget when she first stopped in to see the place in the midst of renovations, she sits down on a pile of wood and starts proof reading my brochure. She caught a few spelling mistakes, circles it in red, and says, “ I don’t even know what any of this means.” Ha. She goes on to say, “Back in my day, people didn’t spend this kind of money on dogs.” Well Granny, thank-goodness we are not back in “your day” anymore! Haha. She just shakes her head and smiles and says she is proud of me. <3 – Thank-you. My Auntie Trish – When I came prepared with my 100 page business plan to you and was about to ask you for extra help, you not once hesitated nor do I think you asked any questions for that matter, ha but you were right there when I needed you the most and offered me the help that I needed. Now you spoil me and my staff with your baking. – Thank-you. Colin Shaw – This guy here, let me tell yah! The Dog Loft would most certainly not be here at all today if it was not for him. You supported, cared, and loved me through it all despite of all the things you already had going on in your busy schedule. You put up with all my mood swings, late nights, tears, and you were there for me in all my up’s and down’s with the business. Thank-you. Anderson Animal Hospital – Dr. Worb and Dr. Andree, you two are hands down the best vet’s in the city. I just can’t get over how wonderful you and your staff have been to us. Thank-you. Kim Gibson and Jenelle Pattern from Vada’s Club K9 – You two ladies probably don’t realize how much you changed my view on the industry. I received my “industry” experience from a place where we would put down “competition”. Then I met you and realized my thoughts were all wrong. You two were so encouraging and to this day still are, you two opened my eyes to a whole new world of encouraging, building up others, and remaining positive to others that are in the industry and I’m so happy to part of that. Thank-you for teaching me you can do a lot more good in this world by trying to build people up and being by staying positive. Thank-you. The Best Dog Rescues in the city! - Spirit of Hope Rescue, Hulls Haven Border Collie Rescue, Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba, and Save A Dog Network Canada! You all have been absolutely amazing to me and my business this past year and words can’t describe how thankful I am to have had the chance to get to know you and be involved with your rescues. You all have my support 110% and I look forward to working with you all in the years to come. Thank-you. My Amazing Team Groomers – Nicole and Sherissa – Wow! You two have been dedicated, loving, and are most definitely the most talented groomers I have met. I am so proud you are on my team and I am so thankful not only because you work with me, but I can call you two my friends too! <3 I love you both very much and appreciate all the hard work you do for The Dog Loft. <3 Thank-you. Daycampers – Storm, Leesa, Teri, Elise, and Larissa – All five of you ladies demonstrate patience, calmness, love, and playfulness daily with the dogs. It takes a very special kind of person to work with a group of dogs and you all have the dedicated passion and the hearts full of love for our crazy crowd of pups! <3 I appreciate you all and all that you do to make sure every single dog in our care, has the best time possible. Thank-you. <3 Overnighters – Beau and Lucille- Your dedication to the business and to the dogs speaks volumes. I can sleep at night peacefully knowing you two are looking after the dogs while they sleep. I can’t express how much I appreciate the long hours you put in and the detail you put in to planning the activities, cleaning, and catering to the overnight dogs. Thank-you. <3 Sales – Hannah and Raina – There is nothing I love more when I come in to work and I see your smiley faces. Both of you make me so proud to have you on my team, it’s not even funny. You both are organized, friendly, and amazing with the dogs and I’m so thankful for your presence. <3 Thank-you! Last but most definitely, not least. YOU! All you wonderful, loyal, and fantastic clients. I honestly don’t even know where to start with you guys. Ha. At the thought of all of you, it brings tears to my eyes. I can without a doubt, hands down, no questions asked say, you are all the best. You have no idea how much it means to me that you trust me and my staff with your fur baby on a daily basis. I want you all to know, that this isn’t just a business but it’s more importantly a family to me. There are not very many people in this world that can wake up every morning and can’t wait to get to work because they just love their job so much. I can. And the only reason I can do that is because of all of you. From the bottom of my heart, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. <3 NOW FOR SOME NOT SO SAPPY STUFF!! Some fun interesting facts from over the last year! When opening up The Dog Loft, I wanted to be involved with the dog community as much as possible and I believe for our first year, we accomplished some amazing things. We have been open for 8760 hours straight. HA! We have held 19 adoption fairs for local rescues and will continue to do so! We have donated over $10,000 to local rescues to help them in all the wonderful work that they do for our four legged friends. We have worked with over 35 different rescue dogs and have helped place them in their forever homes. We have planned 62 daycamp activity days for the dogs. We have met 7 husbands pretty much at the door to drop their dogs off while their wife was in the passenger seat of their vehicle about to pop out a two-legged baby. ;) We have taken over 200,000 photos of your dogs in daycamp…yes, 200,000. Our groomers have donated their time and expertise to 5 rescue dogs that needed a desperate make over. We have celebrated 16 birthday parties for our wonderful birthday dogs. We have donated to over 40 different socials. These are just some of the wonderful things we have been able to accomplish this past year all because of you guys. I really look forward to Year 2 and all the amazing thing we will be able to accomplish now that we have made it through Year 1! In closing, I need you all to know how much I appreciate all the love and support you have shown The Dog Loft Inc. We all look forward to the future and we all look forward to helping you raise your dogs in the years to come. I thank-you all from the bottom of my heart for the best barkin’ first year of business ever and look forward to seeing you all in Year 2! <3
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!! The kids have received all new school supplies etc. for school.... but what about your Fur Baby! FROM AUGUST 28th - SEPTEMBER 15th: RECEIVE A GROOM FOR 15% OFF! FULL GROOM: This includes a nail trim, a complete bath and full hair cut of your choice. You can come down and tell us specifically how you want your pup to look. Whether it's a complete shave, a funky mohawk, or a traditional cut, our groomers are experienced and educated in all the different styles. They desire to help your pup stay clean and healthy, while looking good. DESHED: Is your pup STILL SHEDDING?! The deshed is a groom that uses a specific shampoo which opens your dogs pores, allowing for excess hair to come out. With a complete brush out and blow dry, the dogs undercoat and excess fur should be reduced significantly. A complimentary nail trim is also included with the deshed groom. BATH AND TIDY: So your dog is stinky but doesn't need a haircut? The bath and tidy is a simple bath with a slight trim to the feet, face or behind. You can tell us exactly what you want done to ensure that the dog meets your standards. With a nail trim included, this is the perfect way to get a quick, professional clean for your dog. LIMITED TIME OFFER - 15% OFF! Call and book your groom with us today at (204) 233-3828, or email us email@example.com.
Are you going away for the weekend and your furry friends is a little smelly? Why not book them in for a grooming today!! we have 4 spots left for today. Call 204-233-3828 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We've had an unexpected surprise today! We had a little chihuahua brought to us who got lost today. The poor thing has no tattoo, microchip, or collar. If anyone has lost their family member or knows someone who does, call us so we can help this little one home!
We have a few more grooming appointments available tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday! Call 204-233-3828 or email email@example.com to book your pooch in for a day at the spa! <3
**CALLING ALL LOFTERS!!** Today and tomorrow we have a New Years photoshoot! Bring your doggie into daycare today or tomorrow for an adorable picture to celebrate 2016!
We raised $325 for Spirit of Hope Rescue in our Holiday Photo Fundraiser! <3 Yay!
***Attention all Dog Lofters! Kennel Cough season is upon us yet again, so here is a list of symptoms to look out for in your pooch!*** -Runny eyes -Runny nose -Green mucous -Swollen tonsils -Wheezing -Lack of appetite -Depressed behaviour -And the most obvious: “goose honking” cough. If you notice your fur-baby has any of these clinical signs, please refrain from bringing them in to daycare, to prevent further infection. We don’t like seeing our loyal pups being sick! <3 If you have any questions or concerns please email us or give us a call and we would be happy to speak with you! :) To read more about kennel cough --->>> http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=600 204-233-3828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tongue waggin' Ball catchin fun!!!
Tuesday mornings are for playing!
So much play makes sleepy pups at night....
I would love to welcome one of our newest additions to The Dog Loft Team, Stacey! Her love and passion for dog grooming started 10 years ago. Since then she has competed in grooming competitions, attended many continuing education seminars and has completed her certification and became a Master Groomer. She has a shepherd mix named Noah and a horse named Diesel! She will be grooming Monday's and Tuesdays's with us here at The Dog Loft so be sure to say hello! If you would like to book a grooming appointment with Stacey, call us at 204-233-3828 or email us at email@example.com She has personally told me she is really looking forward to meeting all you wonderful dogs in the bathtub! ;) <3
Good Morning fellow Lofters....Its gonna be a stormy day today and some of you may not do so good with the thunder and such, so why not come down to The Dog Loft and play so much you don't even notice the sounds...because down here at The Dog Loft we stick your tongues out and scream bad weather away....
Sunday Funday July 10th Afternoon
It's Sunday $10 half-days.. Come on down and see what the fur-babies are shouting and smiling about....
When there is a peep hole in the door, the dogs take their turns checkin' out the groomers! Haha ❤️
A Big thank you to Harley and his Mom for all the delectable treats they brought us today......
Nixon and some of his friends enjoing his birthday party
Another fun day at the Dog Loft....