About Us

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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.

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

  • Dog Boarding in either a Master or Luxury suites – single and double occupancy suites available

  • Dog Grooming & Spa services with full amenities

  • Dog Training onsite full-time, Board-n-Train Services by Meraki-K9

  • Specialized products & retail are 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

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Why Choose It's A Dogs Life Resort & Spa

  • Furr-iendly Support

    Our facility design and procedures focus on safety, health, and cleanliness of all our dogs and their family members.

  • 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.  We commit to providing report cards - videos - streaming as long as our team can at all times ensure the safety of our dogs.

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  • Dawgone Pricing

    Click HERE for pricing.  Our prices are all inclusive.  We make sure that you know exactly what you are being charged for when you make your reservation. We know that you need to budget, heck we all do.

  • 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 dogs 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 dog leaving early, it's because they have told us they need to.

Meet Our Furr-iendly Team

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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. Having traveled all over the United States & Canada, I visited Dog Boarding / Daycare facilities learning about what this industry needs.  My focus is to continually provide a quality of services that our clientele' cannot find elsewhere. My love for dogs and their well being is always displayed in the improvements and enhancements we continue to provide to make sure that we always give our all to our dogs and their families.  Our motto is our promise…. A Million Wags A Day and Thousands of Kisses too!!!

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Nikki

General Manager

Nikki too left the corporate world to pursue her love & passion - dogs.  She feels completely fulfilled being with dogs day in and day out.  She not only keeps us in order with Human Resources, Marketing, and other business items, she finds herself working just as hard making sure the care and safety of all our dogs is achieved everyday.  

Nikki is aspiring for us to open our rescue so that she may actively aide in getting dogs off the streets and into loving homes.

When not at work - Nikki & Luna (her dog) both escape into the wilderness hiking and loving the earth and nature.

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Haylee

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 train our team members on our passionate way of treating all dogs in our care.  Her desire and energy to make us the best in the industry by providing the safest facility in this area.  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 both Bella & Scout, our Leaders of Playroom Coordinators.  They together enjoy dock diving and other playful activities when not working!

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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.

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Dana

Lead Groomer

Dana is our Lead Groomer and comes with tremendous experience and passion about grooming dogs.  She is fully certified and has been grooming dogs in some fashion since a child.  She prides herself on making every dog look and smell fabulous for their humans.  Recently, relocating from East Lansing to this area, she chose us to bring her amazing talents to. 

The reason we love Dana is that is not about the number of dogs she can do in a day, but the care and quality of grooming for each and every dog she grooms.  Her patience for her clientele' is beyond exceptional.  We are proud to have her talent here at our facility!!! The dogs ALL love her.

Book your appointment with her today! 

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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.... 

We Commit To A Million Wags A Day..... And Thousands Of Kisses Too!!!

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

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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.  River's mom, brought him when we originally opened and was very very skeptical and told us so.  We used him as our success marker and here he is today - our CEO, meaning we MUST be doing something right.  When not at work, River hikes, paddle boards and many many other outdoor activities with his mom Jamie.

 

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The Board of Directors

Bella, Scout, River & Luna

Our Board of Directors have the hardest jobs here.  They are responsible for greeting clients in the lobby, ensuring that their furry friends get treats when the come in and when they leave, taste testers for all treats we are consider giving to clients or selling, Playroom Coordinators, and most importantly entertaining all the humans going in and out of our building!  They work really hard making sure that all their furry friends love being here and that feel like they do when they are at home..... 

Their Motto...... We are your Home Away From Home!!!

Our Facility

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 sterilized  daily.

 

We commit to a million wags a day!!! And thousands of kisses too!!!