Why don't we have a Groupon?

Chego loves his doggy daycare! Today, I jsut took the 3rd call from one of those 1/2 price deal companies... You might have heard of them, their name starts with a G and ends in PON.  Anyway, the guy said that we shoudl offer a deal (this is the 4th time in a month they have called us).  I just wanted to touch on why we have never offered any type of deal for any of our services at Pampered Pooch Playground.  Basically when you sell a deal you have to honor it.  So if the dog is not a good fit for our doggy daycare we still have to allow them to come until the special runs out.  This means we would have dogs that are a bad fit for daycare in the group.  The other reason is that they take over 60% of the sale of the offer.  So in a nut shell, we always put the safety of your dog ahead of everything else :)

Have a good day!



Groupon and other offers

This past Saturday, I had a very intersting conversation with a customer at Bubbly Paws.  They had asked if I knew of any good dog daycares in the area. Naturally, I told him about Pampered Pooch Playground and the services and setup we have.  He was very impressed, since he stopped into another place and was not very impressed.  I told he he could stop in anytime and get a true feel for the place.  He then asked if we were going to offer a Groupon or Crowd Cut anytime soon. Then I told him why we don't do these types of deals simply because we can't control the types of dogs that come in.  If someone buys a %50 Groupon we have to honor it, regardless of how the dog does in daycare. I know of a daycare that this happened to, and they got a bunch of dogs that were very aggressive in daycare and this is not a risk that we are willing to take.  He was very impressed by this, and stopped in today to check it out.

I personally love Groupon's and we have done them at the dog wash (since the customer is the one bathing), but for a daycare were you don't know what type of dog will be coming and how well it will be have is kinda freaky to me.  As always we have to watch out for the safety of the entire group of dogs.

So there you have it... Why we don't do deals at the PPP.

Hope you have a good night!