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New Season, New Software

Hey Hounds!

It’s officially Spring, the season of new beginnings. As such, we’ve picked April 1 to roll out our brand new walking platform, provided by Pet Check Technology. We chose Pet Check because of its unique features, which put your experience, as our client, first. First, a unique QR code will be assigned to your household. Our walkers will scan in when they arrive to grab your pup. They’ll also be scanning out when they drop her off after their walk. Additionally, GPS tracking allows you to see exactly where your dog went on her adventure.

Our walkers will be snapping photos via the Pet Check app and sending you digital notes so you don’t have to wait until you get home to find out if your dog did all his business. This way, you’ll know immediately if you have time to grab those happy hour drinks with your coworkers, or if your Hound needs a potty break STAT.

We think you’ll like our other features, too. There are easier and more intuitive billing and payment options, and all of your request confirmations will be sent via push notification to your phone.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we roll out our new platform. We can’t wait to share this positive change with you!

Employee Spotlight: Olivia

Olivia is a reformed former-cat-person and couldn’t be happier about it. As a young millennial, Olivia would always cite cats as her favorite animal in all of those important Facebook surveys. She thought it made her seem edgy and broody and sophisticated. Now, Olivia understands that, while cats are a truly unique and adorable part of the animal kingdom, she has always been a dog person.

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As a toddler, Olivia spent her days riding the family black lab, Chloe, around the house and making leaf piles for the two of them to jump in together. In middle school and high school, Olivia’s family dog was a rescued cocker spaniel named Tucker. After Tucker, Olivia and her family decided their two cats, Mazie and Gracie, would fill the four-legged friend quota in their household.

Olivia went through the rest of high school and college a passive dog admirer. However, it didn’t take Olivia more than a few minutes into her first shift at the Urban Hound to understand that she could no longer suppress her inner dog lover. Their slobbery kisses and frantic tail-wags were kryptonite to Olivia, who knew that she had to one day have her own.

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Now, Olivia is on a one-woman mission to make her rescue dog, Gatsby, the happiest creature on planet earth. In her spare time, Olivia fulfills this mission by taking Gatsby to the dog park, on hikes with his friends, and to their family camp on Moosehead Lake in Maine. Of course, Olivia documents all of she and Gatsby’s adventures in an attempt to make her four-legged son internet famous (@fourleggedgatsby on Instagram, check him out). Olivia also fosters dogs for Boston’s Last Hope K9 Rescue, an amazing volunteer-run organization that connects dogs from Arkansas with their forever families.
At the Urban Hound, Olivia has no greater responsibility than keeping your dogs safe and happy. Olivia serves as a daycare attendant, dog chauffeur, social media and marketing manager, and substitute dog walker, if you will. While Olivia has an array of previous work experience, her position at the Urban Hound is the job that has made her the happiest.

Outside of all of her dog-related experience and activities, Olivia enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction, listening to podcasts (a highly underrated form of entertainment) and spending time with her husband, Tom Brady.

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Pats Nation Pupgrade!

Attention all Patriots fans! It’s time for our annual Patriots Pupgrade, just in time for the Pat’s playoff run. Our most popular upgrade of the year, this one includes – you guessed it! – a Patriots bandana so your pup can show their pride. In addition to the regular full groom, a Patriots Pupgrade will get your dog a bath with premium shampoos, paw and pad treatment, a nail grinding and teeth cleaning. Oh, and don’t forget the Super Bowl Sparkles, too!

If you’re not a football fan, that’s okay, too! Ask for a Celtics, Bruins or Red Sox bandana instead.

GO PATS!