I recently moved to Houston and needed to find a place to kennel my dog while I was out of town for a business trip and this place is close to my apartment so I thought I'd check it out. The building doesn't really stand out from the street, and I almost didn't stop by but I'm SO GLAD I did. When I stopped in (without an appointment and at 5:30 when people were picking up their dogs) the receptionist was super friendly. She greeted me, got some info about me and my dog and offered to give me a tour and tell me about the facility. All of the areas were very clean and well kept, and the dogs all seemed very happy.
They require a temprament test before dogs can be boarded overnight or attend doggie day care, which provides some peace of mind that your dog will be safe while in their care. Our dog is used to being the center of attention so I was nervous about how he would do on his test, but the wonderful staff reassured me and took the time to get to know us and how we typically interact with our dog before conducting his test. They require about 5 hours to interact with your dog during the temprament test, and the staff offered to call me as soon as he was finished, which I thought was very nice. Our dog passed so I elected to let him stay for the rest of the day to play with the other doggies. HE LOVED IT!!
I was initially only planning on boarding our dog there, but he liked play time so much that I think we will allow him to go a few times a month. We couldn't be happier with our choice!
You Lucky Dog is a top notch doggie day care. The staff understands what dogs need to be happy not just owners. I was really happy when they added the outdoor area so the dogs could go outside and really run around. I feel comfortable leaving my dog there for the day or for the week if I have to go out of town.
The best thing about the staff at You Lucky Dog is that they understand dogs. They know what a dog needs to be happy and are concerned with the safety and well-being of the dogs in their care. They temperament test every dog that comes to daycare, and if a dog is aggressive, it is not allowed in with the other dogs. This makes me feel comfortable in knowing that my dog will be safe and have a good time in daycare, which is my primary concern.
You Lucky Dog is a Godsend for people who cherish their pets. They take great care of my ""kids"" and I know that they are always safe. I stopped going to dog parks a while ago when it became clear that not everyone understands that ""little Cujo"" is NOT a little sweatheart. The Dogma only accepts dogs into daycare that play well with others - and that makes my dog safe!
The staff at this doggie daycare was very unprofessional and treated my dog like poop. They put on a show to get your money by pretending to actually care about your animal and then shove them in a cage while they watch soap operas all day. Don't sit, stay or walk, run away from this facility
I have a sweet and loving dog and was hoping to find a doggie day care close by to take her to and I thought this was it! Went by for a tour and signed my dog up for a temperament test.
We LOVE You Lucky Dog. As a smaller, family-operated business, it's nice to know the people that are handling your dog! These people really care and their take-home boarding is fantastic!
Pros: Small, flexible, family run
My dog had some agression issues that prevented us from enjoying the dog park. The ""DogMa"" got him in check in less than a week! They are reasonably priced and do a great job. If I ever feel like he's getting out of check I just take him to day care and he remember how he's supposed to behave. He even loved the training. After a few days of daycare he would run to the car ready to go again!
Pros: They are an awesome at behavior training
Cons: If you have more than one dog day care gets expensive. . .