What makes 1st Choice different?
A bit about me, Mary, your dog sitter, care giver and groomer. I was raised in Avon, Indiana with cattle surrounding my home, sharing my life with dogs and cats. In 1994 my life went to the dogs, so to speak! With my two sons at my side, we started participating in dog shows and performance events. I published two dog magazines for over 15 years total, and continue to educate myself on canine behavior, care and management. I work hard at making this easier for you!
With your pet here while you are at work or on
will be more similar to them being in their own home without the intrusion of
in your home. We keep either a tv or radio on for
the guests. We
do not use kennel runs, or indoor potty areas,
we feel those teach bad house habits. Instead, they have time outside
in a securely fenced, large yard with
and sunshine. We do not expect them to have to "go" only two
or three times a day, and we feel this helps to keep consistent good
house manners and allows for good exercise - we all know a tired dog is
a good dog!
As an added benefit we will run a webcam for owners to watch the dog room (hosted on livestream), link to the cam is in the top green sidebox to the right.
A clean environment leads to healthy dogs! Our dog daycare, boarding and grooming areas are mopped and sanitized three times a day. What we use for cleaning, sanitizing and laundry are used at many hospitals and are industral strength yet "Green" products. All linens and bedding is changed daily. Crates and indoor pens are sanitized every morning. We use Tropiclean shampoo and conditioners, another environmentally helpful product which contains no soap or detergents (safer for your dog's coat and skin).
Since good health starts on the inside, we now offer the Fastrack Dog Probiotic Gel, Supplements & Treats for purchase through our website. These products are highly beneficial to total overall health and well-being of our pets.
To maintain healthy dogs, health and vaccination verification is required, however we do not require that your dog be spayed or neutered!
What we offer:
Vet needs while here:If a vet visit is needed during the stay, we will transport your dog to your vet. Arrangements with your vet will be needed in advance.
Additionally, if the need arises, we have two vet sources within 5 to 10 minutes driving time.
Reserve your pet's spot today by calling: 317.450.1586 or e-mail by clicking here