iphone app

Back to Doggy Daycare

The past few days Trycia and I were on vacation in Kauai.  We always take a trip in September, since this is when our dog hotel service slows down a little bit and it is easier for us to get away.  It is always hard for us to leave the doggy daycare since it really is our baby!  We have a great set of employees starting with our managers, Ellen, Jamie, Melissa and Vanessa and our dog handlers are top notch, but it is always hard to trust "our baby" in other peoples hands.  Anyway, we had lots of fun on vacation and always managed to check in daily!  While we were in Kauai, one of our customers send me a message on Facebook with some places we had to check out.  One of the "must eat" places was Pat's Taquerua which was a taco truck on the beach!  The food was great, but I think we had even more fun petting their dog!  Everyone we talked to always so fascinated by the doggy daycare and they had a bunch of questions on how it worked.  We talked to one couple from Texas and they were all upset that the doggy daycare that they used did not have an iPhone app and they were unable to watch their dog.All in all it was a great relaxing vacation, but we are always happy to be back!  I was already at the daycare within 2 hours of landing in Minneapolis.

Have a great night!

Keith

 

iPhone Update

We just released the latest version of "Pooch Vision" which is our app for the iPhone.  This being the 4th version, we think is is the best yet.  We have made it possible to pay for doggy daycare and soon you will be able to check your pooch out before you even walk into our building (we are waiting on an update to our software for this and have been pushing the company for this feature for 2 years).  We are all about making life easy for you, but also connecting you to your pooch.  The whole purpose for the iPhone app is to allow you to watch your dog while they are playing at doggy daycare.  Webcams provide a great sense of security and let you know how we operate.  You can also read our blog, make reservations, and keep up on the latest dog events in Minneapolis.

In January we will be doing some remodeling in the 2 big dog rooms, and we will be adding more webcams, so watching your pooch will be even more fun!  Many daycares have contacted me asking "why would you have an iPhone app and webcams"... My response has always been "why the heck not"... Our app might not be as cool as the Starbucks app where you can pay at register by letting them scan your phone, but we are getting closer and closer to that!  We are still one of the few dog daycares in the country that have their own iPhone app which is a free download.

Those that don't have an iPhone, we also have "Pooch Vision" available for the droid and blackberry.

Have a great night!

Keith

Guess Phrase

george the beagleHave you heard of the iPhone app Guess Phrase?  You might be wondering what this cool iPhone app has to do with our doggy daycare?  George the beagles dad designed it, so I decided to download it today and give it a try.  It is a pretty sweet app.  Give it a try if you have an iPhone.  George comes to doggy daycare almost every day so that his dad can get some programming done. Have a great night.

Keith