Our Affilliates



Meraki K9

Owned & Operated by Alexa White.  Alexa is our in-house partner with training & education for our pets.  Meraki is a Greek word meaning to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work. Training dogs requires a great deal of creativity, love, and patience, which is why she felt like the word Meraki is perfectly suited for the name of her company. 

Alexa White 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 earned her Pet Training Certificate and Working Dog Certificate under the guidance of some of the best dog 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 facilities and grooming salons, and competing with her dogs in conformation shows and obedience trials.

Alexa is our own “Dog Whisperer”, she was born to work with dogs and it is evident in how passionate she is about all she does with our pets.  We are blessed to have her working directly with us.

Phone:  248.960.0800

Website:  www.MerakiK9.com

Walled Lake Veterinary & South Lyon Veterinary

We have partnered directly with Walled Lake and South Lyon Veterinary clinics to ensure that our guests in time of need are treated by the best in the area.  We work closely with both facilities to understand illnesses or dog happenings around our areas as well as places to take our clients in times of need during their stays with us.  Visit their websites to get a full understanding of their staff and services.

Walled Lake Veterinary

Website: www.walledlakevet.com

Phone:  248.624.4829  

South Lyon Veterinary

Website: www.southlyonanimalclinic.com

Phone:  248.437.1243

Michigan Search and Rescue

In 2006, four seasoned search and rescue handlers joined together to create Michigan Search and Rescue (MISAR) an all-volunteer missing persons response team.  MISAR continue to grow and produce exceptional dog handlers, certified dogs and excellent field support persons.  

Each one of MISAR's dogs belong specifically to the handler who trains them.  They are part of the handler's home and life which creates a unique bond as a team.  Handlers and field support alike are committed to providing trained and certified resources to assist in finding missing persons.  Field Support persons do exactly what the title says by supporting the dog handler with their navigation skills, the radio and first aid.  All of our members are volunteers and provide their own finances to support their training.  MISAR is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

It's A Dog's Life allows this team to utilize our facility and surrounding property to perform their teams training events.  We enjoy knowing that if we can help save someone - it really means the world to our entire team knowing that we can give back to such a fabulous cause!

Phone:  1.800.818.5645

Website:  www.MichiganSAR.org

Email:  MichiganSAR@Gmail.com

CrossRoads Veterinary Hospice

An amazing concept to aide terminal pets and their families.  They truly understand a terminal diagnosis for your beloved pet can be frightening and confusing.  The will support the entire family through this journey.  They are prepared to accompany you from beginning to end, to answer all of your questions and help you to understand what to expect.  They do all this in the comfort of your own home.  What exactly is pet hospice?  Animal hospice is a philosophy of care, prioritizing your pet’s comfort and quality of life with a plan specifically tailored to their ever changing needs.  Their hospice relationship begins with 2-3 hour appointment with the doctor so that they understand the goals of the family and the needs of your pet.  Following this, they will be in frequent communication , recheck appointments are scheduled as needed.  When the time comes, they will help provide a loving, peaceful euthanasia experience at your home.

Phone: 734.751.0594

Website:  www.crossroadsvethospice.com

Email:  info@crossroadsvethospice.com

Address:  33006 W Seven Mile Rd. #434

                  Livonia,  MI 48152

Faithful Companion 

Pet Cremation Services – Celebrating Life

They know the important place of animal companions in our lives and in our hearts.  Faithful Companion is dedicated to caring for families who are faced with the death of a beloved pet.

Phone:  248.435.7500

Website:  www.Faithfulcompanion.com

Email:  Contact@faithfulcompanion.com

Address:  4900 Fernlee Avenue

               Royal Oak,  MI  48073

Celebrate Our Hometown 

Works with It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa to spread our word and to let new homeowners within our vicinity know about us and our services we offer to their community.