We couldn’t be happier to open our first daycare facility in the vibrant community that is Somerville! We are lucky enough to be located right across from Union Square; an epicenter of amazing places to eat, drink and shop local unique businesses. There’s an infinite amount of places and neighborhoods to check out, so we’d like to introduce ourselves to the area while highlighting some of our favorites!
Our new home! Union Square is home to an array of restaurants, bars and small businesses you won’t find anywhere else. The Independent is a Union staple and has been serving the neighborhood amazing drinks and upscale pub favorites since 2001. Right next door is Brass, another fine option for American fare. If you need a quick tune up or a new bike altogether, head over to Somervelo for local expertise. If you’re looking for a well-curated neighborhood record store, look no further than Grooves for your vinyl fix. In the mean time, drop your pup off for a full or half day of daycare so you can eat, drink and shop knowing your pup is also having a blast!
Only a 15 minute walk from Union, Davis Square is home to several Somerville institutions and fantastic places to eat and shop. It can get fairly packed on the weekends, so your best bet is to explore on an off day and give yourself plenty of time to roam and explore. If you’re looking for unbelievable BBQ in a unique Southern-style setting, head down to Redbones on Chester St. The Somerville Theater is a historic venue to catch a movie or a small concert while enjoying some amazing architecture. For a healthy dose of childhood nostalgia, head over to Comicazi and check out their impressive collection of new and vintage action figures, comics and pop culture memorabilia you may have forgotten you needed. Let’s not forget our friends over at JP Licks as well; stop by to grab yourself a cone and some Cow Paws dog-friendly ice cream for your pup!
Centrally located between Cambridge and Somerville, Porter Square has a dynamic mix of big and small businesses, restaurants and conveniences. With its own stop on the T’s red line, Porter is easily accessible and a great place to start when exploring what Somerville has to offer. The main shopping center has everything you may need on an errand-filled Sunday, from the curated hardware and housewares at TAGS to the unique selections at independent Porter Square books. If you’re craving authentic and filling Mexican food, you can do no better than Anna’s Taqueria; located diagonally across from the T station. Christoper’s is a fantastic American bar and restaurant adjoined with it’s own live music venue (Toad) where you can catch an array of jazz, folk and other acts on a nightly basis.
Somerville is an ever-growing destination for some of the best eating, shopping and sightseeing Boston has to offer. Among the countless options available as a Somerville resident or visitor, there are just as many for our four-legged friends as well! Few areas of the city are as dog-friendly, so it is with great excitement that we open our first doggie daycare in this wonderful part of the city. We offer both full and half-days of daycare from 7am-6pm weekly, including an option for transportation to and from daycare. Stop by our 4,000 square foot location, located right outside of Union Square at 230 Somerville Ave. with your pup today!
Elliot has found us a new home! With Elliot working so hard, we have had increased inquiries for boarding, and we decided it was time to expand! We have secured a new boarding location to better serve our growing number clients. It is a beautiful spot with plenty of land for all of Elliot’s fur friends to run and play! Elliot bought plenty of balls, Frisbees, and fun toys for him and all of his buddies. The location is completely secured, with a PVC/concrete safeguarded fence around the property. There is even enough space for a pool! And don’t say anything, but Elliot told me he has future plans to build one for him and his friends to swim! We are beyond excited to be able to offer this new feature to our clients and we cannot wait for our fur clients to indulge in their new vacation spot!
With so many brands out there today it can be difficult to decide what the best selection of dog food will be best for your pet. I think most people get advice from their vets on what brands to use and which ones not to; but on the other hand I think that many people just go to the store and grab whatever looks yummy for their pet. What those people don’t always know is that there are so many brands out there that are just flat out false advertising their “organic” and “all natural” dog food. Just like we as humans need to be cautious about the chemicals and artificial fillers in our food, our fur babies do too! Feeding your dog food that has chemicals and low-quality ingredients can lead to both physical and mental health issues like obesity, digestive problems, poor temperament, and lack of focus. I was recently shown a great article on this dilemma, where researchers, expert contributors, and dog owners gave their two cents on health and safety of dog food over the last several years, how to look for food that is beneficial for your dog, and which ones they found to be the best. Check out the link: http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/
So in this day in age it can be extremely difficult to find a cool pad to settle into for you and your fur love. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve looked for rentals in the Boston area, it can be slim pickings when it comes to finding a true pet friendly environment. Lucky for you guys, there’s the Kensington! Located downtown, the Kensington is a pet friendly luxury apartment building that caters to you and all of your pet needs! The building is a beautiful, modern establishment, with great staff, amazing residents, and the cutest fur friends! I have to say I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with such remarkable individuals on a regular basis (both human and fur alike)! Every month they have fun events for residents and some even incorporate your pets! They introduce up and coming businesses of all kind to suit your needs and make city living a breeze! They have a 24 hour concierge and have numerous amenities on site, like a pet spa, solarium, yoga studio, pool, fitness center, business center, car cleaning and detail services, charging station, theatre tickets, dinner reservations, dry cleaning, laundry service, and more! They have everything! Also, I can’t tell you how amazing it is to walk into a building that doesn’t blink twice if your dog does something crazy like pee in the lobby or knock over a bowl of treats! I’m telling you if you have a pet and you are looking for a place in town, check out the Kensington!
Here are some more of Elliot’s fur friends from the Kensington!
Let me start off by saying THANK YOU POOCH PARTY PACKS! These guys are great! As a pet service company, Elliot’s House was given a sample pack from pooch party packs to try, as they take pride in supporting pet businesses across the country and work collaboratively to provide their clients with the best products around. Well let me tell you Elliot sure did enjoy his pooch party pack! Each pack comes with toys, treats, grooming supplies, and all types of cool high quality dog products. All you have to do is choose the size of your dog, choose a plan and get the pack in order to start the fun. Coming from a picky pooch, Elliot loved his party pack, including all his toys and yummy treats. It is a super easy service at a great price. Your fur baby will love Pooch Party Packs!