Cady is a great dog. She was adopted from the shelter at 6 weeks. She looks like a flat coat retriever with a chow butt and tongue. Smart, gentle and a perfect companion for Lucy. Lucy is a schnauzer we found running the streets about 3 years ago and is definitely a "special needs" dog. She has seizures and requires several medicines to keep her normal. She keeps Cady young and Cady has the sweet spirit to put up with her. I can't imagine not having either one of them. Cady is almost 10, and has spent at least 9 of her years hanging out at DDA. She knows where we are going when we turn left on 17th. We still have to drag Lucy out of the car at DDA. Once she's out she's good. I appreciate Julie, Phill, all the kids, Allison, Jenni- everyone for helping take care of our "family."
- Julie and Nancy
Jules started going to Dog Day Afternoon at the end of March 1999. It was a match made in heaven. He was six months old at the time and had not been around many dogs. At Dog Day Afternoon he learned appropriate dog behavior that we have seen often at the dog park and whenever he is around other dogs. Mattie started her Dog Day Afternoon experience at the DDA picnic at Gage Park in September 1999. Since then, both dogs go at least twice a week, if not more. When we are gone overnight, it is nice to know that they are happy at their second home. They do not have to suffer the stress of being in unfamiliar surroundings. Julie has great insight into dog behavior and treats our dogs as if they were her own.
- Kathy & Nan
We started Beau in Doggie Day Care when he was 10 weeks old because his energy level as a Jack Russell Terrier mix was more than we could handle. He needed a place where he could run and play with other dogs and burn some of that "hyper-ness." A great side benefit, though, was the socialization he received, learning how to behave with other dogs, and then learning to behave around humans as well. Julie had unlimited patience to teach him skills we were not familiar with and didn't have the patience for. Beau is now 7 1/2 years old and has moved with his mom and dad to Colorado. He misses his twice a week visits to Dog Day Afternoon, but on occasion when the family makes that trek back to Kansas, he sometimes gets to stay at the "Ranch." What a treat! He wouldn't want to stay anyplace else!
Beau says, "Woof, woof, woof! I love this place!"
- Larry & Cathy
We have two wonderful dogs, who just love Dog Day Afternoon. When Taz was a puppy, he was a chewing machine, and long days at home or at the office just didn’t work for a non-stop bundle of energy. Dog Day Afternoon was the perfect answer. Taz learned to socialize with other dogs, and Julie’s patient and consistent training supplemented what he had learned in puppy training.
Cocoa was a beautiful, but troubled and lonely dog we adopted from the Humane Society when she was about 2 years old. She was extremely nervous and shy, and we had to re-house train her as if she were still a pup. After several messes and chewed-up furniture, she finally settled into our home, but we couldn’t imagine her adapting to the busy and social environment at Dog Day Afternoon, where our other dog loved to go. She "passed" the interview (having her buddy, Taz, there helped), and she has blossomed into a wonderfully social and happy dog.
Both dogs go to doggie day care two to three days a week now. They have their favorite buddies, and get so excited they start barking in the car before we turn in the driveway. On the days they don’t go, they are so tired they welcome a quiet day at home or in the office.
Whenever we have to leave town, we don’t worry about our "babies" staying at Dog Day Afternoon. They are familiar with the routine, and Julie, Phil and the whole family are there to check on all their "guests". There is even a video room where dogs and friends can view, sleep, sit on the couch...better than home! This has turned out to be the perfect solution for two busy professionals and the dogs they love.
- Darcy & Linda
121 NE US Highway 24
Topeka, KS 66617
8235 1/2 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615
We can't wait to meet you and your pet!