Your attention, please – Tank has something he’d like to say. (L to R: Minnow Conley, Dixie Strout, Tank Baker)
Today we say goodbye to Miss Shay. Shay has been accepted to the Life Purpose Institute where she will study to become a certified Life Coach. Thank you Shay for all the loving care you provided our clients these past several months. Best wishes in your new endeavors.
We have officially launched our very own smartphone app. Designed to let you find all our information in one location, right at your fingertips.
Need to know where we are located? We’ve got an app for that! Need some tips on K9 CPR/First Aid? We’ve got an app for that!
Need some calming music to play for your anxious dog? We’ve got an app for that! Maybe you just want to be in the know about everything Dog Tired…our new smartphone app is just for you!
Please send us your feed back as you explore this new, fun and informational tool. Our goal is to make this something that you’ll want to use every day.
Little Bear’s dad, Ian Dutton, was the first to join the Dog Tired smartphone revolution.
Lindsay & Buddy Franklin
It is hard to believe that the day has arrived when we say goodbye to Miss Lindsay. Our first employee ever to work nearly four years and never call in sick. She holds the record for perfect attendance at Dog Tired, a feat that most small employers would and should envy. Her dedication and contributions are unmatched. It has been our pleasure to work with such a talented, ethical, smart and funny young woman. She will be missed.
Lindsay, Bart & Isabella
It has been our tradition to put together a video for those who have left us these past few years. It seemed only natural to do a video tribute for Miss Lindsay as her institutional knowledge of so many of our dogs leaves with her. We hate to say “goodbye”, we simply hope you’ve had the time of your life.
With every loss we feel a piece of our hearts beat stronger as a way to acknowledge the powerful impact our clients have on us. We grieve their loss and continue our work so that each new dog who enters Dog Tired can feel the strength of character that powers the staff and level of service we provide. Certain dogs leave such a strong impression that it is difficult to accept that they are gone. This is the case with Dieter Eistetter-Berg. While we lost him several months ago, we feel his presence here every day, which is why it has taken me so long to share his story.
Many of us will share our homes with multiple dogs during our life times, but I believe that each of us has a soul-mate and when you encounter that special dog the bond is so distinct that they leave a lasting impression. Such is the story of Dieter and his family. A one in a million dog, we were lucky to have shared a part of his journey and are even more fortunate to have been introduced to his family. Kind, patient, compassionate are just a few traits that Dieter exemplified throughout his life. Because of his exceptional nature, we named a classroom after him, Dieter’s Den (pronounced Deeter), and he was a remarkable host to all how entered his room.
Here is his story.
Losing a forever friend is the absolute worst part of owning this business. As we reach our milestones in years we have been in business, so do the furry friends whom we serve. Unfortunately their lives are much shorter than ours. We have had our share of losses over the past few years, mostly to older age and illness. This past week we lost a young, vibrant pup named Zoe.
Zoe enrolled at Dog Tired on February 10, 2009. A five month old puppy, she was full of energy and made friends quickly. A natural at playing in groups of dogs, Zoe became a leader among the fabulous pack of Boxers we have at Dog Tired. Known as clowns, Boxers are the pranksters among breeds and Zoe was no stranger to being goofy. She adored all her friends at Dog Tired and we all love her just as much.
Tragically Zoe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last week and died 48 hours later from complications she suffered during a massive seizure. While she was taken from us so young, Zoe left an immeasurable impression on all of us and she will be missed greatly. The following video is our tribute to her. Rest in peace sweet Zo-Zo.
The Shadow’s Station dogs make it plain that it’s just too chilly to stay outdoors all recess long! (bottom to top – Hondo Shea, Jake Fraze, Max Bucci, Shadow Pflaum, Kirby Anderson)
Miss Lindsay caught a great shot!