Employee Spotlight: Kim

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April’s Employee Spotlight is on the lovely Kim, who has worn many hats here at the Urban Hound, but has most recently moved upstairs to help out with training. Kim also works in the daycare, serves as a dog chauffeur, and fills in for our walkers when they need it.

While Kim’s achievements at the Urban Hound are important and impressive, we’re here to find out what she does in her spare time!

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Once a bonafide cat person, Kim gradually morphed into a dog person after her commute to an old job brought her by the dog park everyday. Of course, one can only see cute dogs playing and having fun so many times before that feeling sets in. You know the one…the I-MUST-HAVE-A-DOG-NOW feeling.

So, Kim found herself a near-perfect little pup, the one and only Moose Pug.

Now, Kim and Moose spend most of their time together. Whether they are hiking, playing at the park, or having sleepovers with friends, Kim and Moose are happiest with each other. If Moose sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen him on Instagram or in our previous post, Moose Pug’s Hipster Christmas Playlist.

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Kim is also an avid softball player when the weather allows. She is in two separate adult softball leagues and busies herself all summer with practices and games. (Yes, Moose is there to cheer her on.) Kim also loves traveling and is currently packing for a trip to Europe with her best friend. (No, Moose cannot join on this one.)

Kim spends the rest of her time with family and friends, camping throughout New England, and attending concerts and shows in the Boston area.

Boston Seaport, Here We Come!

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Great news, Hounds! Starting this Spring, we will be expanding our walking services to the Seaport District. We are excited to join this bustling community and can’t wait to meet a whole bunch of new friends.

There is nothing quite like a good walk along the water, and opening up our new Seaport route will allow dogs in the area to enjoy this day after day. Let the wind blow back their hair has they strut along Seaport Boulevard enjoying all the sights and sounds the harbor has to offer.

Our brand new walking system, Pet Check Technology, will let you see exactly what your pup did and where he or she went on their walks. We can’t wait to capture some gorgeous pictures of the dogs along the waterway, too. You’ll get a notification straight to your phone when a new photo is uploaded, as well as a report on how the walk went.

Look for us out and about on Thursday nights this month as we meet Seaport residents and hand out FREE walk cards. We’ll be cruising around with our pack of dogs, putting on some training displays and answering questions, so don’t hesitate to come say hi.

We are SO excited to begin our Seaport route! Keep checking back for an official start date later this Spring.

It’s Puppy Season!!!

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Ah, smell that in the air? It’s the distinct, crisp smell of a brand new season. Spring? No. PUPPY SEASON!

With the promise of beautiful weather and a summer full of trips to the dog beach, getaways on the pup-friendly Vineyard, and busy social hours at the park, this season of new beginnings has become a season of new puppies for a lot of Boston.

Welcoming a new puppy into the home is a fun and rewarding experience for the entire family, and can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. But with a new puppy comes a wealth of new responsibilities. Potty training, obedience training, grooming…It’s all up to you! Luckily, here at the Urban Hound, we realize this can be overwhelming.

We’re here to help!

No matter what you want to tackle first, the Urban Hound is ready to be your first stop this puppy season. From training to grooming to simply wearing your puppy out, we’ve got you covered.

Right now, our spa is offering the Boston Strong Pupgrade, which will get your dog ready for Marathon Day with a fresh new cut and a sharp celebratory bandana.

And as always, our Urban Hound University is offering Puppy K, as well as a Puppy Socialization class on Saturdays. Check out our Events page for the latest.

Essential Oils Night at the Urban Hound!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just without the internet) for the past year or so, you’ve heard of the essential oils craze. While essential oils have been used for a long time for health and wellness, they have really hit the mainstream in the last couple of years. In other words, essential oils are having a moment.

But why should all the fun be reserved for humans? We don’t think it should!

We’ve partnered with Young Living, a popular retailer of oils and diffusers, for a night of Q&As and how-tos about reaping these health benefits for your dog. Young Living even offers a line of animal-specific oils and other products, since animals are often much more sensitive to these oils than humans.

If you’re simply curious about using essential oils for yourself and your home, you’re welcome at our Essential Oils Night, too! There will be time to ask questions about the health benefits of Young Living’s products for yourself and your family, even if you’re not ready to introduce them to your pets yet.

Even if you’re mildly curious, what do you have to lose? The class is free and is first come first served. And did we mention the giveaways?!

Join us April 20th at 6pm to learn more about how essential oils can improve the wellbeing of you and your family, whether that includes your four-legged friends or not!

Please call the front desk by April 5 to reserve your spot. 617-755-5775.

The Lucky Dog Pupgrade!

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The Luck of the Irish is with us this month at the Urban Hound. Our latest Spa Pupgrade is all about St. Patrick’s Day and will include a raffle.

As usual, the upgrade gets your dog:

  • A wash with premium shampoos and conditioners
  • Nail smoothing
  • Teeth brushing
  • Paw and pad treatment (aka a mani/pedi for your pup!)
  • Fancy cologne
  • A St. Patrick’s Day bandana
  • Leprechaun sparkles!

This month, the pupgrade comes with a free raffle entry. Our Pot of Gold Raffle prizes include grooming discounts, spa treatments and a Deluxe Pampering Booklet full of spa coupons for the lucky winner.

Don’t forget to call and book your dog’s Pupgrade today!