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Michelle Borelli

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Meet the Newest Gemini Dogs!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 03:15 PM

We have some great new dogs and so we just wanted to share some of them with you, so that you can see who your dog is playing with at doggie daycare these days. Many of these dogs have been to doggie daycare and have also stayed overnight with us!


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Mickey & Molly:

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Introducing Mimi the Pug

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:39 PM

It was Mimi's first day, and she jumped right in and made lots of friends! here she is with Tyler, during her outdoor potty break and playtime.

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Lots of Tired Doggies!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:38 PM

We have recently made a change to our doggie daycare so that the dogs get twice as much playtime and boy, are they having fun! We had been offering one hour of play, and one hour of rest, on a rotating basis throughout the day...but we decided to mix things up a bit, and we figured we would test out offering an hour-and-a-half of playtime and a half-hour rest period. We have had a lot of folks mention that their dogs are much more tired when they get them home, and they are happy with the fact that we now have a way to allow all of the playgroups to get out at once and have a place for their dogs to play indoors during inclement weather. (That was really the point of this whole process; to reconfigure the daycare so that we had space to play indoors.)

So, has your dog been in this week? What did you think?

We Are So Proud of Truman!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Wed, Nov 02, 2011 @ 07:35 PM

Truman's First APDT Trial

This is Truman (and his mommy) and I just wanted to share this photo and explain a little bit about his ribbons here...

Truman started out in my Puppy Playschool class as a youngster and was a little shy, but he came out of his shell eventually and started socializing with his new-found friends. They had some fun romping during those off-leash play sessions in class; so cute!

I noticed right away that his mom had obviously been working with him on the obedience exercises that we practiced in class, and he was just so good with the training; which I attribute to his mom's dedication and patience with him.

After that class was over, I did a little introductory Rally-O lesson with Truman, and he was just so great, and I could tell that he would do he started taking Rally-O class with Kim, and he recently competed in his first APDT Rally-O Trial here at Gemini Dogs.

Kim and I are just so proud of him; he did a great job and as you can see, he qualified in both runs! Congratulations Truman! Love, Michelle

Meet All of Our Newest Gemini Dogs!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Sat, Aug 13, 2011 @ 02:45 PM

If this isn't just the cutest bunch of pups we have ever seen...just look at these wonderful doggies who have joined the Gemini Dogs family! Some of them are already romping with their new pals now... 


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Bodhi Raymond


Chip Baer


Daisy Baer


Ginger Jones


Muppet Hammond


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Gemini Dog Cisco is Going to Be a Calendar Boy!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 04:02 PM

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Sadie and Pandy Clean Up At the CPE Agility Trial!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 02:56 PM

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Check out what we won at the CPE Agility Trial!

That's me, Sadie; I won two 1st place ribbons, one 2nd place ribbon, and two Qualifying ribbons (that means that I can go up to the next, harder level in that event).

And that's Pandy next to me, who won two 1st place ribbons, and two Qualifying ribbons. She also won the fancy ribbon for getting a "Level Title" (that's a special award for reaching the requirements necessary for that level).

Our Mommy and Daddy were so very proud of us!

Cisco ~ Happy in His New Home!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Sun, May 01, 2011 @ 09:36 PM


Hey everybody, my name is Cisco and I am a true Gemini Dog. I just wanted to tell you about a great program that Gemini Dogs recently started. They began working with Labrador Retriever Rescue to provide a temporary home for local Labs (like me) who are in need of immediate foster care.

You see, when I was surrendered, a foster home was not readily available for me, so the rescue coordinator contacted Gemini Dogs. Together, they arranged for me to come and stay here at Gemini Dogs (and participate in doggie daycare) until I could be adopted to my forever home. The staff spent some time training me, and I got some extra one-on-one time, too.

I eventually found a wonderful family through Lab Rescue. My new mommy recently registered me for grooming, and she sent this note along with my picture:

"Sending a recent picture for Cisco’s Gemini family. The Gemini family is so caring and was so good to Cisco. I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for taking such great care of him. He’s very happy and we love him to pieces!" ~Judi

Wasn't that nice? And if you think I'm cute, you should see the new Lab that is staying at Gemini Dogs right now. He's a chocolate Lab named Buddy, and he is still pretty young, but he's a big boy, like me. I saw him the other day, and he told me to put in a good word for, if you have room in your heart for a young, active Lab, please contact Lab Rescue to see if Buddy would be a good fit for your family!

Topics: Cisco, Buddy, Lab Rescue

Doggie Daycare Goes High Tech

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:27 AM

Baxter checking in on the dogs in playgroupBaxter here has been busy on the laptop!

Gemini Dogs is pleased to announce that we are officially going high-tech.

We recently purchased a new software management system called Kennel Connection to help us better manage our increasing doggie daycare client base, and we are really excited about all the benefits it will provide you.

Keychain Tags

  • You will be provided with two keychain tags per dog. Place one on your keychain, and the other on your spouse/partner’s keychain.
  • Each dog you own will have his/her own tag.
  • Each time you come in to either drop off or pick up your dog, you will simply place your tag under our barcode scanner, and the computer will automatically check your dog in/out and record the exact time that he/she arrived or departed.
  • There will be no doubt when your dog was here for a half-day versus a full day of daycare, helping us to ensure that we are accurately charging you for your dog’s visit.
  • The system will also enable us to bill you accurately for boarding visits, including the appropriate charge for the last day of your dog’s stay (the charge that is based upon your check out time).
  • Don’t worry, if you forget your dog’s tag, we will still be able to check him in using an additional card that will be kept on file here.


  • We can calculate your amount due automatically; no more waiting for us to add up your boarding invoice, and no math errors to correct after the fact!
  • We will automatically debit your daycare package and receive a warning when you are getting close to the end of your package days; it will track negative days as well, so if you miss a payment, it will automatically deduct the previously used package days from your account when you make the next payment.


  • The details of your dog’s stay will be recorded in the software, and saved for future use. Once we enter the feeding/medication instructions for one visit, they will remain in the system for your next visit. These details can be updated as needed.

Credit Card Processing

  • No more filling out paper-based credit card authorization forms. Save time by swiping your credit card at the terminal.
  • We can process your credit card payments on site, while you are here, and provide you with a receipt for the charge.
  • We will no longer manually process your card, so the charges will be immediate and you will know exactly what you are paying for each time, without having to ask.
  • Information is stored securely in the software, under password protection and in an encrypted format, so your data is safe and secure. If you happen to forget your credit card at some point, we can still process a payment manually. (We prefer to swipe the card; it saves us the additional processing fees if we can submit the payment via the physical presence of the card.)

We will have more updates for you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Topics: Doggie Daycare, high tech, littleton

Meet Our Newest Doggie Daycare Pup!

Posted by Michelle Borelli on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:24 AM

RobbieRobMeet Robbie Rob, our newest addition at doggie daycare! He is just about 6 weeks old, and left momma and his littermates a bit early, but he seems to be handling the transition just fine. He is a really playful pup, who is simply A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E, and we love him already!

We got a call from a concerned mom, whose son just adopted this sweet little pup from a friend of his. Her son is actually a Marine, stationed at Camp Legeune in North Carolina, where our son is also stationed. Her son is just coming back from Afghanistan, and ours is on his way over there. As luck would have it, little Robbie Rob needs a place to stay while his new daddy gets settled back into life stateside, so we get to take care of him until he is ready to go to his new home. It's funny, too, because he also needs to be shipped to NC once he's old enough, but instead of flying him down, we offered to give him a ride to NC as we will be heading that way to our son's send-off right around that same time. It's just fate! One Marine family to another...

Topics: Puppy, Doggie Daycare, Robbie Rob, Husky