Mark Your Calendar!

Mark Your Calendar!

We have a few calendar notes, for the remainder of the 2014 year, we would like to bring to your attention 🙂


 

Dates We Are Closed

VacationKYPSAH will be closed the following dates this year for vacation:
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  • October 3 – 12
  • December 20 – 25

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We are open for Thanksgiving and all other holidays this year SAVE for Christmas.

 

Reservations for the Holidays

Doggie pie for pups!

Doggie pie for pups!

We are currently accepting dog boarding reservations for and around July 4th, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

Please note that Thanksgiving is our biggest holiday of the year. We typically are booked anywhere from 4-6 weeks out.

 

 

 

Concerning Doggie Daycare on Holidays

Our Doggie Daycare is not available on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day.  Only Dog Boarding is being serviced on these days.


As always, space is limited so let us know as soon as you can what dates you’ll need your fur-kid boarded. Feel free to fill out our New Reservation Request form to get started!

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessie Riggs at (530) 867-5727 (call/text). She would be happy to help you!

December Daycare Introductory Offer!

Are you checking out our daycare program and wondering if it’s a good fit for your pup?  Let us help you give us a try by offering you a 15% off introductory discount on your pup’s first day of daycare!

A few little notes:
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  • All pups must meet the requirements listed on our Daycare page (if you’re unsure whether or not your pup meets all of the requirements, just contact us and let us know what your concerns are)
  • Some Fridays and Mondays can be excursion days when we head up to Truckee for some off-leash fun and adventure (at no-extra charge; not all pups will be off-leash)
  • The FREE Woodland Pet Shuttle service is not included with this offer
  • This discount is only for one household, one time, one dog only
  • This discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts
  • When making your first reservation, please be sure to state the following discount code in order to grab the introductory offer:  DECDAYS
  • To enroll in our daycare program, you need to fill out the Boarding and Daycare Application
  • Offer is for new clients only

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We look forward to meeting you and your pup!

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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas this year as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.  May our Lord surround you in love and laughter where your heart is bursting with inexpressible, unbelievable joy!   And, may His peace reside in your home as we celebrate the reality of His birth and the expectant hope of His return.

We are thankful for you and the opportunity to care for your fur-kid(s) throughout the year.  It is truly an honor and nothing short of a privilege that we hold dear to our hearts.

Merry Christmas!

The Riggs Family:  Larry, Jessie, Roger, Jordie, Lanai, Boe, Rhett Butler and Sable

Luke 2:10-11  11 For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord!  12 And this will be a sign for you:  you will find a Baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

 

When Loss Dims the Holiday Spirit

This time of year can be especially difficult for families that have lost a loved one.  As we go through our Holiday season, we, too, are right there with those whose hearts are hurting.

For me, this time of year creates a deep sense of reflection where my mind tends to replay many happy memories of years gone by…memories that make me laugh out loud (I have alarmed some people who have looked at me funny as I’m laughing out loud with no one else in the truck…I don’t care though)!   Even if they still bring about the gone-but-not-forgotten unique and painful sting (I know many of you know this sting oh-so-well, too), they still make heart swell with happiness and feel closer to those I’ve lost.

A dear lady by the name of Gladine, who has since gone home to be with the Lord, told me many years ago when I was a kid that in your heart are many rooms:  A room for every person you love.  She said, “When you lose the people you love in your life, they never leave your heart.”  She went on to say that the wonderful thing about them being in your heart, you can visit them anytime you feel strong enough to open the door.  “When the pain gets to be too much,” she said, “you just excuse yourself, walk out of the room and close the door until next time.”  I’ve lost quite a few loved ones since then and I still hold on to this wise woman’s words; a woman who had lost so many she loved by the time she came into my life to include her only child, as well as, her husband yet she beamed with happiness so much that she lit up a room the moment she walked into it.

As we go through these very special days making plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas, designing our Christmas shopping lists, anticipating Black Friday deals, gathering the traditional recipes we want to cook for our family and friends and the many other items that darken our white sheet of paper, on our never-ending to-do lists, may we keep others who have experienced loss, close to our hearts in prayer and held tenderly in our daily thoughts.  They need us to lean on even if we have never had the chance to meet in person (one of the splendid beauties of today’s technology).  [pullquote_right]A willfully, surrendering ear to a hopeless, hurting heart is a very special gift we can give someone this holiday season; something money cannot buy.[/pullquote_right]

As I close this post, my hope for you is that this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, the Lord will bring about a peace you haven’t yet experienced:  His supernatural peace found in and through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  I hope and pray He blankets you with the knowledge that He created you out of love and compassion just for Him.  With all of the animals (gifts as I see them) he places in your life to love and care for, may you feel His love for you through them like never before in every lick (kiss), paw in the face, loving gaze and jump for joy.

God bless you and your family!  May you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!

P.S.  If you see me driving with the pack around town, no other humans in the truck and I’m laughing, don’t be alarmed.  It’s just my spirit working in overtime as I go through my memory album.

A special note to my most recent fur-baby who went to Rainbow Bridge this past March:  Rossy, my beloved little Pickle Juice, Mommy, Daddy, Rog, Jordie, Lanai, Boe, Rhett Butler, Sable, Grandma and Grandpa all miss you so much!  We miss your love for this time of year; you had a built-in Christmas beacon that shone brighter than any star on the clearest of night skies!  Mommy misses taking you to Boca to hike with friends you loved so much in the place you held so dear.  You have the best Christmas present of all:  Hanging with Jesus, surrounded by your big brothers, Phoenix and Myta, as well as, Tommy, Taz, Precious and Felicia— some family you had never met prior to Rainbow Bridge.  We’re asking Jesus to send you, your brothers and sister, THOUSANDS more hugs and kisses from us until we can see you again and give them to you ourselves <3

Tip: Pet Containment

FYI

At least here in Yolo County, if someone inadvertently lets your dogs out of their confined areas (backyard or home) and the dog catcher gets them, YOU are responsible for the fines, which apparently can get rather hefty.

A couple of tips:
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  1. 1. Make sure that your fencing is secure where your pup(s) cannot get out
  2. 2. If someone is taking care of your pets for you, create a barricade between the rest of the house and the front door, making sure that the person caring for your pet knows to have your pup on a leash prior to exiting the door. Giving your pup zero access to the front door will help ensure your pup doesn’t get out by accident.

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Meet a Pet Sitter!

Starting Saturday, November 2nd, between 8 – 9 a.m. at Dutch Bros in Woodland (West side location in the parking lot) come and meet Jessie!

This is a great time to meet a pet sitter, ask questions and get to know Jessie a little more especially if you’re interested in seeing what KYPSAH can do for you and your fur-kid 🙂

List of November meet dates at the same location are as follows:
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  • Saturday, the 2nd ,  Time:  8-9 a.m.
  • Saturday, the 16th,   Time:  8-9 a.m.

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Rain cancels.

BIG Mid-October Discounts!

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It’s the time of year to smell the aroma of homemade apple pies baking in the oven, to hear the crunching sound of crisp, Autumn leaves disintegrating under foot and–to watch pups play in the cool air.

KYPSAH is offering dog daycare and boarding specials for the month of October–a perfect opportunity for you to grab some “me time” and get organized for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

These specials are good for new and existing clients (we prefer to call clients “friends” but we’re using the word clients so you know this means YOU, too).  The special prices also boast all of the extra goodies…what our friends have also come to also love about our service…to include, but isn’t limited, too:   Free picture or video updates via text or email, free extra pictures, if any, sent to you via Shutterfly, no additional costs for special diets, all treats and beds we provide and even special off-leash excursions weather and other variables permitting.

Offer Details

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Service:  Daycare

Special Discount:  20% Off

Discount Code:  daycareOCT2013

Valid dates:  10/14 – 10/30, Mondays through Fridays only, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Rules and restrictions:  This offer is for one dog only.  This offer does not apply to multi-dog families, which are already discounted.  This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.  Must state discount code at time of reservation in order to obtain discount.  Please see the Daycare service page for pup requirements.  All qualified candidates must fill out and submit electronically, the Boarding and Daycare Application.

 

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Service:  Boarding

Special Discount:  20% Off

Discount Code:  boardingOCT2013

Valid dates:  10/14 – 10/30

 

Rules and restrictions:  For nights 10/14 – 10/30.  This offer is for one dog only.  This offer does not apply to multi-dog families, which are already discounted.  This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.  Must state discount code at time of reservation in order to obtain discount.  Please see the Boarding service page for pup requirements.  All qualified candidates must fill out and submit electronically, the Boarding and Daycare Application.

[pullquote_left]Space is limited so get your reservations in now![/pullquote_left]

Travel First-Aid Tip for Dogs: Snakebite

Introduction

Warning:  Graphic pictures of snakebite victims within this post!

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

Calis-Tale-Once-BittenThere are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  Snakebite

“Snakebites are frightening experiences.  Most envenomations in the United States are caused by pit vipers, which include the rattlesnakes, cottonmouth and copperhead. 

Snake venom is actually a combination of toxins and the severity of an envenomation is related to the strength and amount of venom injected, as well as the site. 

The best approach is to keep the patient as quiet as possible and seek immediate veterinary attention.  First aid is of little benefit.  Diphenhydramine (Diphen is included in the kit) may be helpful in lessening both anxiety and some of the reaction but should be given by mouth only to a completely conscious dog, followed by immediate transport.  Sucking, cutting or applying a tourniquet to the area is of no benefit. 

Some signs of snakebite show up after several hours to days so watch any suspected bite victims closely.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

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In Honor of Chief

This post in honor of Chief who died protecting his family.

*Images courtesy of petdoctors.co.uk and cesarsway.com.

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]

Travel First-Aid Tip for Dogs: Vomiting

Introduction

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips” that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  Vomiting

“Vomiting is a common dog “emergency”.  In many cases, vomiting is protective in helping clear the stomach. 

Dogs can get mild viruses and other infections that result in vomiting.  Persistent or violent vomiting is a cause for concern and should be evaluated by a veterinarian. 

Treatment for an upset stomach is similar to people.  Food and water should be withheld for up to 24 hours to let the stomach quiet down.  Small sips of water are good, and ice cubes in a bowl (to lick not eat) work well to provide water without distending the stomach.  Dio-Tame can be administered to help settle the stomach.  After resting the stomach, feeding bland food such as hamburger meat or cooked chicken with all the juice and fat drained off mixed equally with boiled white rice in multiple, small meals, gives the stomach a chance to recover.  After a few days, you can reintroduce the regular diet.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

*Image courtesy of County Vets

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]

Travel First-Aid Tip for Dogs: Ticks!

Introduction

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  TICKS!

“Ticks are a common problem and can carry diseases that affect you and your dog.  Careful removal is important!  Wear the included gloves and grasp the tick with the neck of the tweezers just above the points.  Grasp right down where the tick has glued itself to the skin and lift up steadily. 

After removal, the tick should be burned or drowned in alcohol.  Do not crush it as the blood can contain organisms that can infect you.  Clean the site where the tick was attached and apply a small amount of triple antibiotic ointment. 

After the tick is removed, there may be a scab or crust that persists for several days.  If it swells, becomes painful, or persists then see your veterinarian.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

*Tick image courtesy of Rainbow Valley Veterinary Clinic

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]