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Every Pet Deserves
Pawfect Care

OUR MISSION is to provide a safe, fun place for your dog to play and socialize.  We strive for every one of our dogs to be comfortable and confident like they are at their home, while with us here at It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa.
We accommodate the friskiest small dogs, the most rambunctious big dogs, and everyone in-between!  We can also provide a quiet place for older or convalescing dogs.  Our daycare services follow the Off-Leash Play and exercise.  
We focus on providing the highest level of quality care and attention to every furry client and their owner. Our highly-trained team members love what they do. While staying with us, your dog will enjoy activities like fetch, tug-of-war, toy chase and cuddle time. You can also check on your pooch via our live online HD webcams in both our playrooms.

It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa is your dog’s home away from home. From doggie daycare to overnight boarding, grooming, and training services, our 11,000 square foot facility is the largest climate-controlled play yard in Wixom and the surrounding area.

  • Day Care in the "Dog Parks" where dogs can romp and play with their friends

  • Boarding in either a Master or Luxury suites – single and double (household only) occupancy suites available

  • Grooming & Spa services with all amenities

  • Training onsite full-time

  • Specialized products & retail will be available for sale on our website and at our facility.

  • Resource Center for our customers' dogs in case of an emergency

  • Pet Care Services Certified Team Members

  • Perfect inspection score by Oakland County Animal Control for over 5+ years

  • Licensed, inspected boarding & daycare facility

  • 2 supervised playrooms with instant daytime outdoor access for potty breaks

Why Choose It's A Dogs Life Resort & Spa

  • Furr-iendly Support

    Our facility design and procedures focus on safety, health, and cleanliness.

  • Professional Team

    Dogs supervised by our trained team: one team member per 10 – 15 dogs.

  • Certified / Trained Team

    Team Members are certified in Pet CPR & Emergency tactics, trained off-leash playgroups, pet temperaments and dog signs / indicators.

  • HD Webcams / Social Media Live Videos / Reports Cards

    Communication is essential to our success. Bringing your dog to stay with us is a huge trust factor, in-turn we will provide you updates and live streaming of your dog's while in our care.

  • Dawgone Pricing

    Click HERE for pricing.

  • Pawfect Quality Services

    We offer daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, spa and training services at one location.

  • FREE Greet & Treat

    All new furry guests must join us for this day, where we evaluate your pet,  as well as give them the opportunity to evaluate our team, building and other guests to see if they like us as much as we do them.

  • When A Dog Speaks....We Listen!!

    Our team is highly knowledgeable and trained in understanding your pets body language and actions - when they have reached their threshold, we will remove them from play, to ensure their safety.  Their health & safety is our number priority.  So rest assured, if you see your pet leaving early, it's because they have told us they need to.

Meet Our Furr-iendly Team


Lisa V

Dog Shenanigans Owner/Operator

Pets have been my life and now being able to work with them every day is a dream come true for me to be able to provide to our clients with the love, care and safety they all desire for their furry lil’ family member. Our motto is our promise…. A Million Wags A Day and Thousands of
Kisses too!!!


Alexa - Meraki K9

Trainer "Dog Whisperer"

Alexa a.k.a. "Dog Whisperer" has been seriously involved with dogs since 2008.  She has completed the Top Tier K9 Pet Training Program and Working Dog Program.  She has also been fortunate enough to have earned her Pet Training Certificate and Working Dog Certificate under the guidance of some of the most elite trainers in the country.  Her other experiences with dogs include working as an AKC Registered Apprentice professionally showing dogs in conformation, working at multiple Boarding / Daycare / Spa & Grooming Salons, as well as competing her personally own dogs in conformation shows and obedience trials.


Frankie aka Francis

The Serious One..... All the Business Stuff

Frankie is our certified professional movie celebrity and entertainment in our building.  He is the oldest furry son to our amazing trainer Alexa White from Meraki-K9 training.  He works very hard everyday to come in and make our dream of ensuring A Million Wags A Day..... And Thousands Of Kisses Too!!  



Daycare & Boarding Manager

Her passion and love for dogs speaks in here work.  Haylee never stops working to find ways to enhance our services and all we do for our clients.  She is integral in the day to day activities around our facility.  Haylee is studying to be a Vet Technician and is certified in Pet CPR & Emergency Tactics from PetTech.  She is truly a significant part of our business and continues to align our methodologies to align to our fellow peers in the industry.  We are truly grateful for her hard work and desire to make all our guests feel as if they were at home!  Haylee is the proud mom to Bell & Scout and everyday that Haylee is at work, so is Bell & Scout our Playroom Coordinators.


Solo & Declan

Owners & Operators

Solo & Declan are two of the reasons that It's A Dog's Life exists today.  Because I traveled so much, they were left boarded at many facilities which none ever cared for them the way I would.  So, as my travels continued - I visited Daycare & Boarding facilities everywhere I traveled and evolved my business plan.  Solo & Declan really helped to create the concept - We will customize our care for every guest, so that we can make them feel like they are at home..... We want to be every guests home away from home.... 

In June 2019, we lost Solo, but her memories and guidance are still with us!  Our successes are all in her memory....



Bella & Scout

Playroom Coordinators

Bella & Scout have both been working with us for almost 2 years and were recently promoted to Playroom Coordinators and ensuring that all our guests enjoy their playtime and that the time they spend with us is filled with fun and safe play activities suited for each and every one of them. 



CEO - Chief Entertainment Officer:

Who doesn't know River.  His job is very tedious, he must roam the building all day ensuring that the furry shenanigans and play is endless fun. River can play in any group - any size and still keep them all happy and active. He instills socialization and shenanigans all in one play event. There is an energy that he is capable of bringing to this business that makes coming here very exciting.


Your dog’s home away from home…

From doggie boarding, daycare, grooming and training services,

our 11,000 square foot facility is the largest climate-controlled play yards

in Wixom and the surrounding area.  We clean our facility the old-fashioned way

to ensure that every inch of our facility is thoroughly cleaned  daily.

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