Our Reviews

Ellie was telling me what a great time she had meeting everyone, all about the new friends she made and what a wonderful time she had.

Everyone was sooo friendly.  I was worried about separation anxiety, but didn’t have any because I could see what a great time Ellie was having online.

We will definitely be back.

Thanks again!

Ellie ~ Kurt G

Very happy with service.

Price is more than I’m used to.

Dagny ~ David H

Jett looks forward to his Friday play day

Jett Brown ~ Kat B

Charlie loves it at It’s A Dog’s Life! Everyone is so nice and takes great care of her. We love getting the daily email with videos of her playing. It makes us smile to watch her and her friends playing.

Charlie ~ Sue N

I was so impressed with the friendliness of the staff! Everyone made sure I was completely comfortable when I dropped her off for her first day. And just as friendly when I picked her up! Very happy!!

Phoebe ~ Andrew S

We love the staff here! They make us feel so at home always making us and Sammy feel so special.

Sammy ~ Natalie W

All the staff are caring people. Not sure you can ask for much more…

Buddy ~ Marc M

Everyone is very pleasant and helpful

Coco & Hannah ~ Jeff B

It’s truly like dropping our furry baby off with a family who cares.  I am extraordinarily impressed with the professionalism, genuine kindness and astute insight into the behavior and happiness of our most vulnerable family member. Both the owner Lisa ( who is exceptional at inspiring comfort and security) and her talented, caring absolutely Wonderful staff who on a daily basis show compassion, patience and care with expertise and thoughtful affection that is admirable in any profession but is essential in pet care!! As a customer for almost 2 years I can with complete confidence recommend Its a Dog’s Life for your pet care.  You guys are Awesome.. Thank you for being that way on the good and bad days.

Nyla ~ Gloria M

I trust Hamilton completely while he is at school and being boarded  or a sleepover as we call it for him. I know that he loves school, his friends, and the people who take care of him while we are working or away. Thank you all for being a part of our village and loving Hamilton like we do

Hamilton ~ Kathryn C

The staff was very welcoming to my pup! I felt comfortable having him stay there.

Goose ~ Kara H

Our boys stayed for a long weekend and had a wonderful time! They were exhausted when we picked them up. The video and report cards gave us peace of mind as well! Highly recommend

Kenai ~ Maggie M

You take wonderful care of Shiloh! I really appreciate the extra effort!

Thank you,


Shiloh ~ Bill H

They treat my dog as their own.

Mr. Muggels ~ Mike H

We were very happy with our 2 dogs week-long stay.

There is so much love and attention that I could watch on the doggie cams. The place smells very clean and you are not overwhelmed with barking dogs whenever you walk thru the door. The Owner and others are very pleasant. We will be back!

The day after I picked the dogs up, they kept looking at me like they were bored to death while just laying around the house.

Charlotte ~ Patricia L

The staff member who checked Lupin out was wonderful. Lupin has been doing great since we picked him up and have your wonderful staff to thank for taking care of our boy.

Lupin ~ Aaron C

I love being able to see the dogs play on the doggie cam.  Also very helpful to see how much they eat each day on their report card.

Oliver ~ Scott J

Staff always friendly and helpful. 🙂

Bosco ~ Kellie R

I appreciated the daily report card and pictures, thank you!

Cooper ~ Carole A

Love all of you and your care for our pups 🙂

Mina ~ Julie L.

I was very disorganized when I dropped Sumo off  (& running late for the airport), but the girl who helped me was great!  It didn’t bother her at all and she made me feel much more at ease.

Also, Sumo had to have some ointment given and had a cone, but that was no issue.

Sumo seems to really enjoy his time. He will definitely be back.

Thanks again!

Sumo ~ Lynne K

This is my number 1 daycare facility so far.  I haven’t been able to use this facility as my primary daycare yet.  This is because it’s 16 miles away from home, but 1 mile away from work.  Hopefully this will change in the future gradually.  I love the website to make the reservations.  Also the friendly faces when I leave my dog and when I pick her up at the end of the day.  My dog is always very happy when she leaves this daycare and seems like she had a ton of fun.  Also my wife really enjoyed the small video and scorecard at the end of the visit..  Kudos, great job!

Sweet BayBay ~ Mario M

It’s a Dog’s Life is the BEST. My puppy loves going to see his friends and the staff. We are so happy we found a dog daycare that is kind and cares about their customers!

Mookie ~ Sarah H.

Wesley always has so much fun when he’s here! He comes home a nice, happy, tired puppy. Thank you for all your hard work for making this such a great place for my fur baby.

I submitted my reviews on Facebook, yelp, and google. All 5 star 🙂

Wesley ~ Taylor M

You guys are awesome. Thanks for taking care of Theo!

Theo ~ Bill Z

My dog enjoys his visits and I know he is being well taken care of. Thanks for all you do!

Dakota ~ Connie Fleming

Bailey has food allergies and the Team is always willing to help to make sure she is well taken care of. Love the staff as I know Bailey is loved and taken care of as if she was their own pet!

Bailey ~ Don Demetrakeas

I was nervous about leaving Daisy because she has separation anxiety.  But when we picked her up and started for the outside door, she turned and wanted to go back to the door she came through to greet us. That tells me that she really enjoyed the time she was there and wanted one more chance to stay and play!  We love all the staff and will never consider leaving Daisy any other place then “It’s A Dog’s Life!!!

Daisy Mae ~ M & L Ruble

My dog and I have highest praise for this facility.  I have used others and this is by far the best doggie day care I have used.  The staff is kind and tolerant of all the dogs that come in.

Eldy ~ L Papke

Staff is always friendly and helpful.  I am pleased that they interact with and are caring towards Nico.

Nico ~ J Brees

Awesome !!

Remington ~ K Piacentini

This was our first visit to a boarding facility for our beloved Griffin. It was a fantastic experience!! He had a great time and was exhausted from all the play/attention. It was so awesome to be able to check in via video. The hospitality was perfect and the love they showed Griffin was obvious and appreciated! Will definitely use them again! Thank you!!

Griffin ~ C Lasher

Staff was VERY friendly and helpful.  Louie had a great time and I knew he was well taken care of during his stay.  I will definitely bring him back many times for both daycare and boarding.

Thank you for taking care of my little boy!!

Louie ~ J Near

My pup loves everyone here !! The new ones and the ones that have been here since she started !!  Always loves her play date with all her friends!  Thank you for taking such good care of my baby.

Mercedes ~ S Willette

My dog Bella has never been happier here with the new ownership and staff.

Bella ~ J Witek

Staff is Always very caring with a smile!

Ellie ~ C Borthwick


Mick Foley ~ R Grant-Kozle

Everyone there very friendly and knowledgeable.  They are very good with the pets.  I loved the updates on my dog when she was there. Clean place and very happy here.  Thanks!!

Bailey ~ S Montie

I will be bringing Eddie back for both Daycare and grooming. I think it’s good for him to interact with the other dogs and hopefully the more he’s around them, the more comfortable he’ll be around other dogs. I was very pleased with the staff. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel like he was in great hands.

Eddie ~ A Bates

Very friendly staff. My dog loves it there

Bear ~ D Brunner

Thank you for treating my dog like your own!


Jack ~ S Mazurek

Thank you for taking such great care of Koba and knowing we could enjoy our vacation knowing he was in great hands🐾.  Already I have recommended you to a friend on our What’s happening in South Lyon Facebook page!

Koba ~ D Meadows

Staff was awesome and our very nervous Great Dane had a great experience.  I will be telling all my family and friends about this place.  Grateful our veterinarian recommended it !

Lebron ~ M Pedersen

Super friendly staff.  Our 2 dogs look forward to visiting Its a Dog’s Life.  They have never gotten sick or had an issue here.

Frankie ~ N Karr

One of the things that I noticed and that I like most is that all the staff know the dogs by name. A dog and the owner come to the door and I hear “hi Zoe or hi Luna “  I think that is wonderful. Of course, it helps to know the owners but I love the fact that they know the dogs by name     My baby made lots of new friends and enjoyed her week away at training. I also like that they have a trainer right there at the facility.  Overall I am very happy with the decision and I know that Addison is being cared for adequately

Addison Ivy ~ A Walton

Staff is very friendly and welcoming. They are very caring towards our little guy. Nice upgrades to the facility too.

Nico ~ J Brees

Rosie can’t wait to come  back. 

Rosie ~ M Schloss

I’ve been using this place pretty much since it opened almost 15 years ago. The new owner has modernized everything from policies (no aggressive dogs accepted), to the reservation system (web-based), to the lobby but has not lost the animal-loving human touch. Prices are competitive.

Geyser – M Chachich

Meraki Training – Alexa White is our Trainer at It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa.

Alexa has really helped my dog adjust his behavior AND she has been amazingly patient with us as owners.  We definitely see the positive difference in his behavior and she has helped us do a 180 in our understanding of him and reading his needs/signals.

Archi ~ A Lambert

Clean facility, caring staff and my dog gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot. He has the best time playing with his friends.

River ~ J King

We were very nervous about leaving our new puppy, but the staff spent time talking with us an it was clear they truly cared about the dogs.

I recommend It’s a Dog’s Life because our dog has done well at every visit, the staff know him by name and give him a lot of attention and affection.

Tag ~ D Hinrichsen

Sassy and Brodie love their daycare visits and getting groomed to go to GG’s house!

Sassy & Brodie ~ J Tomasik

Our 2 dogs are getting up in age (almost 10 and 11 years old), but they still love getting out for exercise and socialization.  They always get excited about seeing their friends at It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa.  (more…)

Desi ~ M Mitchell

Keep up the good work.

Dwillard ~ J & S Wagenheim

Rosie can’t wait to come  back.

Rosie ~ M Shloss

My dogs are a handful but I know they get the care and attention they need (and am confident all the dogs do).  I have had great experiences at this facility throughout its different management teams. I am grateful that Lisa is continuing a great facility. I can trust my “special needs dogs” are not going to get themselves into avoidable trouble.  Throughout my dogs issues IaDL has always come thru with pairing or recommending the right resources to help him thru his issues.

Archi ~ A Lambert

Luna has the best time there and with everyone! 🙂

Luna Gia – N Steinaway

Addie Mae loves coming to play!!!

Addie Mae – T Boss

My pup loves going to doggie daycare! The staff are so wonderful. They are knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend!

Rollo – A Brittin

Benny had a great visit.  It was fun to watch him on video while we were away.  It seemed like Benny was having a fun time playing with the other dogs.  Thank you.

Benny – Scott Kamen

We boarded our pup Gunner for a long trip over Christmas and New Years. It was the first time we had been away from him since we got him and my husband and I were both very nervous.

It was awesome to get Pupdates on him while we were gone, and be able to see him playing with his new friends.

We will continue to take him for a day of doggy daycare here and there- he loved it 🙂

Gunner – Julie McKinley

You take such great care of my son, thank you all

River – Jamie King

An amazing facility with a  professional and caring staff… personalized attention given to every dogs sensitivity and needs! A great place which offers  feedback on each visit, encouragment with any issues and solutions  and consultation offered if ever needed.

Annie – Barbara Hassan

What a great business. I needed last minute boarding for my sweet but extremely shy beagle. Lisa worked with me to help me board my dog. Every other place was fully booked in town, and I’m so glad they were. Lisa went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable about leaving my dog for 2 weeks. Every day I was sent a report card and could watch a live feed of tia (my dog) playing. Before committing, I was offered a free trial day to make sure it was a good fit. They were so kind and loving to my beyond timid dog. My dog came home from the trial day exhausted and happy. They were so accommodating.

While out of the country for 2 weeks, I was able to relax knowing my dog was in great hands. I will definitely be bringing tia here for boarding and daycare in the future. She came home happy, and even bathed with a nail trim.

Thank you all for loving my dog while I was away!

Tia – Emily Peralta

I have been a client for years and it has only gotten better. Wonderful warm atmosphere and great staff. Would highly recommend.

Eddie – Julie Ashworth

Friendliness of staff is one of the primary reasons I keep returning

Elsa – Justin Smith

Long time clients.  Could not be more pleased with the care given Charlie.  He adores going for daycare and gets even more excited when he sees we have “packed his >bag” for a stay.

Charlie – Patrick Schaul

Very fun and professional crowd

Lily & Stanley – Andrea Dirette

You’d think that my dog has won the lottery every time she goes to daycare.  The smile on her face when we pull in and the excitement in her little booty is all I need to see to know I made the right decision by taking her here !!

Lucy – Audra Ayres

Great place.  My border collie can’t wait to play when we arrive.  Staff is friendly and even if we do not come for a while they remember my dogs name.  My dog can be timid but when she sees the staff she immediately goes to them with confidence and tail wagging.

Oreo – Bob & Cindy Kraft

We really are very happy with “It’s A Dog’s Life” pet resort and spa!  The staff is wonderful, the facility is well kept, Ryley has a great time playing with his friends, always gets so excited when we pull into the drive.  Love having the webcams to watch him interact.  We feel very comfortable leaving him there.

Ryley – Faith Passalacqua

Love all the new changes!

Rocco – Abney Scott

I was a little nervous when I first brought my dog in for a full day of day care, but Lisa quickly changed my mind. The whole staff is kind, caring and treats my dog as if he were their own. Being able to check in on him via the webcams is a comforting feeling too. Bringing my dog to It’s A Dogs Life was the best decision for our family. Every week he gets excited to go!

Easton – Lauren Lollo

Charlie is excited to come every time.  He is obnoxious on Wednesday when we do not bring him.

Charlie – Patrick Schaul

We enjoyed the reports and picture of Brandi while she was boarding for a week.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Brandi’s care.  She is an old girl who needs special care and lots of love.

Brandi – Robert Theisen

Best place ever for our Sugar. When she stayed at home alone, she tore the place up because she’s a bundle of nerves. But ever since she started coming here, she’s a whole new, happier, much more relaxed dog.

Sugar – Thea & Chris Delisle

My dog loves to come to day care ! She loves the staff ! I know she’s treated well when I pick her up and she runs to the care givers before her momma lol ! Great place !!!

Mercedes – Shauna Willette

My dog loves his visits with your staff, he can’t wait to get there.  We love the fact that he’s worn out from all the fun he has  with his buddies all day.  The place is fabulous!

Dwillard – James & Susan Wagenheim

Very happy with everything.  I drop her off and know she will be taken care of.

Zoey – Renee Krop

Great place! Lisa is super friendly! Full of energy and I know that’s exactly how she is with our fur family! Our pup is sometimes a handful, but Beth and the others know exactly how to handle her! Love this place, and I’m loving the new upgrades!

Hanki – Cara Parks

Gunnar absolutely loves coming to play.  We take him 1-2 times a week.  We trust the staff completely to care for Gunnar.  Thanks

Gunnar – Rachel Ridley

It’s A Dog’s Life is a wonderful place. I know that my dogs are safe and well cared for. The staff are friendly and truly seem to love working here. Lisa has done a great job and is making it one of the BEST dog care facilities !

Gizzy & Lily – Dan Sutton

Ivy has a great time. I love receiving the report card with info & pictures of her day.

Ivy – Lisa Boinais

My pup seemed to enjoy his stay and we will plan to come back for additional stays. Thank you!

Remy – Jessie Stachowiak

Thank you for keeping Jack Magoo happy and safe while we were gone!

Jack Magoo – Lindsay Esson

Aspen loves going here and we trust every person at the facility to take care of her. The friendliest staff I have ever met and they accommodate to your own personal needs to well! Great job!

Aspen – Kelina Slepicka

Great job on our dogs grooming, great price, great staff!

Dunkin – Janet Sheehan

Love it all💓the people the cleanliness the efficiency, the clean surroundings

Cant say enough about this well run establishment ❣️❣️👍

Morgan – Anita Heidt

Maggie always returns home happy and tired, which is a very good thing!

Maggie – Wendy Brink

Izzo came home and slept all day just like my other dog used to after boarding.  I’m sure that he had plenty of exercise and was well cared for.  He looked and smelled great after his bath.

Thank you very much!  Glenn McClure DVM

Izzo – Glenn McClure