Services

FREE Greet & Treat - Free Trial Day
  • Hesitant about bringing your dog in for daycare or boarding?
  • Well, the solution is simply to visit It’s A Dog’s Life and let us evaluate your dog through our Free Greet & Treat Day. If you opt to have your dog come to us for either daycare or boarding, a pre-requisite is having them attend a Free Greet & Treat. This time gives your dog time to assess if they will like our facility, team and other guests. Some dogs don't enjoy it here, and we share that with their parents, so they may decide what next steps are. We use this day not only to evaluate how well your dog will assimilate, but it also gives us a chance to see:
  • - How social your dog is?
  • - What kind of temperament do they have?
  • - How your dog connects with other dogs and people?
  • - How does your dog engage within an indoor environment and group stimuli?
  • We use a controlled environment where your dog is introduced to a variety of dog stimuli individually – not all at once. By doing this, we get a more in-depth understanding of your dog’s norms and social behavior, allowing us to place him/her in a group that is the safest and most engaging. When the trial day is finished we provide you with the information that was gathered and let you know how your dog did.
  • Any dog that intends to board or come to daycare MUST come to our Greet & Treat day a minimum of 3 days prior to them boarding or joining us for daycare.
  • In order to participate in our Greet & Treat, you are required to fill out the application - go to the upper right hand corner of this website to FURRY BOOKING - then select New Customer. Provide vaccination record from their Veterinarian for Bordatella - Distemper - Rabies.
  • Once you have completed your application - You must call 248.960.0800 to make this reservation, we book up quickly - we will need a few minutes to review with you your application to ensure we have thorough clarity of your dog prior to coming in. .
  • FREE GREET & TREATS ARE HOSTED EVERY MONDAY through FRIDAY - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED with limited space. Clients must drop dog off between 7am - 7:30am. This gives dog time to calm and adjust to surroundings prior to introducing them into pack.

Daycare

all day or half day play... Just come play with us...

It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa has 4 indoor play yards - Slow Roll Small, Pee Wee's Small Yard, Big Dawg Yard and Big Dawg Slow Roll Yard (over 5,500 square feet in total) with Climate Controlled temperatures, 2 Outdoor play yards with pools, for those dogs that enjoy a dip throughout the day.  All areas are equipped with gym equipment and lots of toys. This is where your dog will enjoy the fullest of active play and enjoyment with dog’s their like. Don't forget to watch them play on our HD webcams that we have installed in our playrooms or If the care and safety of your pets are in control - we will send to our parents report cards and you can too watch our live videos on our Facebook or Instagram Pages. We offer full day and 1/2 day daycare (maximum 5 hrs of playtime). 

  • Vaccinations required to join daycare are – Bordatella, DHLPP & Rabies.

  • Daycare Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday 7am – 6pm
    Closed Saturday & Sunday

  • Greet & Treat / Free Trial Day is required to join our daycare activities.

  • Gym equipment and toys to ensure their playtime is fully optimized.

  • Our daycare play schedule is as follows:

    AM Play:  8:00 am - 11:30 am

    AM Pup Break:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    PM Pup Play: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    PM Pup Break:  4 pm - 6 pm

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  • Watch your dog play on our 3 HD webcams.

  • Receive Report Cards throughout the day of your dog's fun activities with us *

    *These are NOT guaranteed -  If our play yards are safe and staff has ample time to create, these will be sent.

  • Corrections and Redirecting in Off-Leash playgroup is essential

    Our staff is trained in using the most humane course of correcting dogs while in off-leash play.  We are trained to use water bottles to correct or distract a dog from engaging in inappropriate behaviors.  More times than not, you will see our dogs seeking to drink from these bottles than being corrected.

Boarding Services

  • 2 Types of Suites - Master (6’x6’) suite or a Luxury (4’x6’) suite.

  • All Suites include Off-ground orthopedic bedding.

  • All Non-Private Play Dogs will participate in our ALL day Daycare Activities.

  • Daily Reports Cards sent from our team giving Pup-dates about your dog's stay. * Safety & Care will always come first

    We do NOT guarantee these consistently. The care and safety of the dogs  is our priority.

  • HD Webcams in Playrooms - check on your pets during the day.

  • Live Facebook & Instagram Videos - check on your pets during the day.

  • Every guests enjoys good-night-tuck-in's to ensure they are calm and relaxed.

  • Medication dispensing provided as needed - Minimum of 6 potty breaks outside - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner feedings as prescribed by owners - All included in our rates

  • We make every attempt to accomodate your busy schedules

  • Discount rates for a second pet sharing the same suite.

  • Need a special accomodation... Just Ask!!

Boarding All Inclusive

Our prices are all inclusive - we cover everything in our overnight rates.  You won't ever have to worry about picking up and your invoice being far more than you ever imagined.

Your dog will sleep in a climate-controlled, comfortable area with clean orthopedic bedding. During the day your dog is treated as one of our Daycare guests, allowing them to play, run, and interact with other dogs of a similar temperament and size. And, if they don’t enjoy the companionship of the other pets, they will love the private play time with our team members.

What you need to do:

  • Complete both Owner & Pet Applications be thorough in the information you provide
  • Provide Bordatella - Distemper - Rabies vaccination records
  • Schedule your dog's FREE Greet & Treat (if you are a new client) - evaluation for our team as well as for your dog to see if they like our facility, team and other guests.
  • Book your reservation
  • We make your work easy, all you need to bring for their stay is - Food, Treats, Medication (if needed), Collar, Leash and of course your pet.  Let us take care of all the rest!!

Luxury Suite (4· x 6·) - 1 dogs <74 lbs

$43 / night 1 dog / 1 suite

Boarding – Master Suite (6·x6·) - dogs 75lbs>

$48 / night 1 dog / 1 suite

For Boarding Guests - 10% off each additional household dog sharing same suite

Boarding with One.on.One Team Member Time

Does your dog not get along with other dogs?  Is your dog older and has no desire to interact with other dogs? We developed this type of boarding for these dogs and dogs that cannot successfully achieve our temperament testing.  Then this Your dog will sleep in a climate-controlled, comfortable area with clean orthopedic bedding. A total of 15 minute One-on-One time with staff (walks outside, play time in one of our play yards).  We will ensure that your dog has enough outdoor potty time.  This type of boarding is more for our geriatric or injured dogs.

What you need to do:

  • Complete both Owner & Pet Applications - be thorough in completing the information about your dog
  • Provide Bordatella - Distemper - Rabies vaccination records
  • Schedule your dog's FREE Greet & Treat day (if you are a new client) - evaluation for our team as well as for your dog to see if they like our facility, team and other guests.
  • Book your reservation
  • We make your work easy, all you need to bring for their stay is - Food, Treats, Medication (if needed), Collar, Leash and of course your pet.  Let us take care of all the rest!!

Boarding w/ One.On.One team time – Luxury Suite (4· x 6·)

$53.00 1 dog / 1 suite

Boarding ONLY – Master Suite (6·x6·) - dog 75 lbs or larger

$58.00 1 dog / 1 suite

Training

It’s A Dog’s Life Resort & Spa offers training services from our partner Meraki K9 – owned and operated by Alexa White. Alexa has been in this industry for over 11 years and holds a multitude of training certifications.

She has completed the Top Tier K9 Pet Training Program and Working Dog Program. She also earned my Pet Training Certificate and Working Dog Certificate under the guidance of some of the most elite 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 own dogs in conformation shows and obedience trials.

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 I feel like the word meraki is perfectly suited for the name of my company.

In Alexa's own words:  "I have been seriously involved with dogs since 2008. I have completed the Top Tier K9 Pet Training Program and Working Dog Program. I also earned my Pet Training Certificate and Working Dog Certificate under the guidance of some of the best dog trainers in the country. My 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 my dogs in conformation shows and obedience trials. "

Level 2: Behavioral Training

Meraki K9 offers two types:

Stay & Train
(all inclusive – just bring pet and their food)

$724 / wk
  • Behavior Basics training requires a minimum of a 2 week Stay and Train program. While your dog is enrolled in the Pet Training Program, they will learn the following five commands: Sit (stay), Down (stay), Climb (Place), Heel, and Recall (Come). The initial 2-week program is designed for dogs who are looking for on-leash obedience and are not exhibiting aggressive behavioral issues. Off leash obedience is offered for an additional 2 weeks of the Behavior Basics Programs.
  • Our Stay and Train programs are scheduled Monday-Friday. Your dog will arrive Monday morning and go home with you Friday afternoon with a little bit of homework for you to work on with them. All programs are tailored to you and your pets’ specific needs
  • 2-week training is mandatory - cannot reduce the number of weeks based on the curriculum
  • Requirements:
  • 1. Must attend the FREE Greet & Treat prior to entering our training programs
  • 2. Vaccinations up to date: Bordatella - Distemper - Leptosporosis - Rabies
  • 3. No Aggression issues - determined from Evaluation
  • CLICK HERE FOR OUR TRAINING SCHEDULES

Day Train
(all inclusive – just bring pet and their food)

$850 / wk
  • Drop pet off daily Behavior Basics training for 2 consecutive weeks (Monday - Friday 9am-6pm). While your dog is enrolled in the Pet Training Program, they will learn the following five commands: Sit (stay), Down (stay), Climb (Place), Heel, and Recall (Come). The initial 2-week program is designed for dogs who are looking for on-leash obedience and are not exhibiting aggressive behavioral issues. Off leash obedience is offered for an additional 2 weeks of the Behavior Basics Programs.
  • Our Day Train programs are scheduled Monday-Friday. Your dog will arrive Monday morning and go home with you Friday afternoon with a little bit of homework for you to work on with them. All programs are tailored to you and your pets’ specific needs.
  • 2-week training is mandatory - cannot reduce the number of weeks based on the curriculum
  • Requirements:
  • 1. Must attend the FREE Greet & Treat prior to entering our training programs
  • 2. Vaccinations up to date: Bordatella - Distemper - Rabies
  • 3. No Aggression issues - determined from Evaluation
  • CLICK HERE FOR OUR TRAINING SCHEDULES

Grooming & Spa services

Grooming is an important part of your dog’s overall health. Nails that are too long can shift a dog’s posture and teeth that have never seen a brush can be lost. A matted, unruly coat simply isn’t attractive and if a dog’s coat becomes too tangled, shaving might be the only answer.

Help your pooch feel happy and healthy with our Grooming & Spa Services with our Groomers.

We welcome all dog breeds, whether it’s just a bath or a full show-style haircut.

Please call or stop by for more specific pricing for your dog.

Menu of Spa Services

Our Spa services are based on the size and coat of your pet.  We provide an estimate of our Spa services - your actual cost will come from your Pet Stylist.

Breed Size

Weight Range

Small

1 – 25 pounds

Medium

26 – 40 pounds

Large

41 – 60 pounds

Extra Large

61 – 80 pounds

Giant

81+ pounds

Spa Bath Package

Our Spa Bath package includes detailed cleansing and a luxurious shampoo massage & blueberry facial followed by a conditioning rinse or spray. Once cleaned and conditioned, your pet is blow dried and brushed to reveal their soft, silky coat. This package also includes a nail trim and file, ear cleaning, and external anal gland expression (if necessary).  These are baths only.  Starting prices

                                 Short Coat          Long Coat

Small Breed                  $35                       $45

Medium Breed             $40                       $55

Large Breed                  $50                       $65 

Extra Large Breed        $60                       $75

Giant Breed                  $70                       $85

All Inclusive Groom Package

Our All-Inclusive Groom package includes detailed cleansing, a luxurious and relaxing shampoo massage & blueberry facial followed by a conditioning rinse or spray.   Your pet’s coat is then blow dried, brushed out, cut & styled . This package also includes a nail trim and file, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression (if necessary).

                                   Trim Only           Complete Cut 

Small Breed                     $40                            $55

Medium Breed                $50                            $65

Large Breed                     $60                            $75

Extra Large Breed           $80                            $95

Giant Breed                     $90                            $110

A La Carte Spa Services

  • Brush Out:  $15 - $25
  • Breath Freshening:  $8
  • Nail Trim & File:  $11
  • Nail Dremmel & File:  $15
  • Medicated Ear Cleaning:  $10
  • Flea Bath:  $10
  • Shed Reducing Treatment:  $20
  • De-matting Treatment:  $20
  • De-Skunk Treatment:  $16
  • Paw Polish:  $14
  • Hand Scissoring (30 min):  $20

Meet Groomer & Spa Extraordinaire - Dana Z!!

Starting from a young age, Dana always had a special relationship with animals. She knew she wanted to turn her beloved passion into a life career. Beginning with her family dog, Rocky. He would become her FIRST and MOST LOYAL client. Dana then enrolled at the Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology where she completed the 600 hr. professional pet grooming program. She gained knowledge in all aspects of the field, including AKC breed recognition, picture perfect finishing, hand-scissor/strip techniques, safe grooming procedures, animal health education, applied skin/coat care, as well as feline grooming. She is certified in​ CPR and First Aid through Pet Emergency Education (P.E.E.). Everyday ​Dana continues to educate herself on the industry to ensure that each pet goes home happy and healthy!

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Meet our Pet Stylist - Krysta S.

All Krysta's life she has had a special bond and passion for animals. As a child she would always dream of working with dogs, which led her down the path of dog grooming. She began this journey at PetSmart where she completed their grooming school program and learned the basics of grooming: bathing, blow drying and hair styling for all types of dogs. From there, she worked with experienced groomers learning how to do A.K.C styles. Krysta has working in the grooming industry for over 10 years and is continually building upon her knowledge base by learning from her peers or superiors. She prides herself on giving your dog a happy and relaxed experience, her ultimate goal is to make your dog love coming to see her. Krysta will work with dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, fur types and temperaments. She is really excited to share with all her dogs her wealth of experience and passion.

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