The Pawtastic Pack is a woman owned and family ran business. The Owner/Operatior is Fiona M. Fiona has an undergraduate degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She has worked in the field of Social Services for over 20 years. During that time, she provided quality services to women, children, and the aging community. The goal was to ensure and maintain the safety of the at risk clientele. While investigating cases Fiona often observed that if someone in the home was being abused or neglected the chances of the family pet being abused or neglected was significantly increased. Fiona saw it as her duty to not only help the humans in this environment but support the pets in being safe and properly cared for. Fiona developed safety plans for at least 50 dogs and she assisted 12 dogs in finding new homes through her personal network.
Since the age of 5 Fiona grew up with dogs. She became a pet parent in 2009 when she was gifted with a puggle and rescued a beagle. At this time Fiona was progressing quickly in her career in Social Services Management. She was one of the youngest in her position but she was making a big impact. She seemed to have everything going for her when something shifted and in the blink of an eye Fiona found herself suffering from anxiety and depression to the point where she was embracing the thought of suicide. Her life was spinning out of control and she was unable to perform effectively in any area of her life. Fiona went from being on top of the world to hitting rock bottom.
Fiona's relationship with her dogs gave her enough strength not to give up. Their undying loyalty, tender touch, always positioning themselves close to her, their gazing into her eyes, and their need for her to get up and do something productive reminded her of a physical manifestation of God and was just what Fiona needed.
After getting the help she needed, Fiona went from being down and out to being a stable, healthy, petpreneur, dogmom, and mom to one human. Fiona credits dogs for saving her life and now it is her desire to save theirs by providing them and their parents with quality services that give them peace of mind and supports them in living a happy, healthy, and holistic life.
The business was created out of pure love for dogs and the owner's desire to provide for dogs the same compassion and care they provided for her. It is the desire of The Pawtastic Pack that they assist pet parents in providing quality care to their dogs by helping both the parent and dog to live a happy, healthy, and holistic life. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, Pet First Aid/CPR Certified, and we are proud members of The International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA).
It is our promise to you that we will approach every situation with compassion, care, and transparent communication. We will treat your dog as though he/she were part of our family and support the pet parent in having a safe home away from home for their dog. A second home that provides the parent with peace of mind and the ability to live the well-rounded life that they desire. We not only provide care for your pet but education and resources for the parent. Just like it takes a village to raise a child we believe it takes a strong educated and well-connected support system to raise a happy, healthy dog.
Our services provides the pet parent with transparent communication and peace of mind, while providing their dog with a caring, compassionate pack leader.
We are a crate free environment. We want your furkid to be free to be themselves in our home. There are dog beds/cots, bowls, blankets, and toys throughout the home. Being able to feel at home reduces stress and anxiety which can lead to undesired behaviors.
The dogs are always supervised and they always have opportunities to separate from one another. We are observant of dog triggers so as to minimize incidents.
We encourage human to dog, and dog to dog socialization. Dogs are pack animals and are used to roaming in groups. The connectivity is good for their mind, and body, but just like humans, there are times when each dog would desire time away from the pack and we encourage that as well.
Music, Massages, and reading all have proven to be extremely therapeutic in relaxing dogs. We play jazz and classical music that helps soothe and relax the dog’s brain. While relaxing we take turns offering massages that help to reduce joint pain. We also read books of different varieties to help relax the dogs.
Mental and physical exercise are important. We have a large pawyard where the dogs can run and play. We also have a host of mind stimulating games and puzzles that helps to stimulate thinking. Both of these practices help to reduce stress, anxiety, excessive barking, and undesired behaviors.
We support the parents in providing nutritious meals to their furkid. We do not provide our own food as we know that dogs, like individuals, have their own preferences and may have issues with allergies. Pet parents provide the food and we ensure to feed each dog based upon veterinary recommendations for the size, breed, and age of the pup. We observe the dogs during feeding time as well as their results after toileting and submit daily report cards for each dog.
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