Dog Blog

The "Perfect" Thanksgiving

Posted by Michelle Allen on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

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You've spent a lot of time planning your perfect Thanksgiving meal. You've done your shopping, you've decorated, and now you wake up early to put the finishing touches on your family's Thanksgiving Day table. Your guests will be arriving soon, and as you check the turkey and hurry to get everything just right before the doorbell rings, you realize that Fido never got his morning walk. No worries, you can just put him out in the yard for a few minutes and let him get some energy out before everyone arrives, right? Well, Fido has other plans. He's very interested in what you've got going on in that kitchen; it smells so yummy!

Fido just stands at the back door, scratching and barking, as if to say, "Hey, I don't want to be out here alone, could I just come in and get some samples?!?"

As you close the back door after letting him in from that unsuccessful potty break, you hear the doorbell. Fido is already there, wagging away, and barking hello. You open the front door to invite your brother and his family inside, and Fido jumps up to welcome your sister-in-law with a big wet kiss. She smiles and says, "Oh, it's fine," as you apologize...but then you notice that nice brown paw print on her pretty new skirt.

The kids have arrived, and Fido is keeping them busy by chasing them around the living room and under the table. Oops! Someone knocked the table, and that beautiful vase almost spilled all over your perfectly-set table!

Okay, so maybe this is a little too much excitement and activity for Fido. Time to take him upstairs. You can just crate him while your company is here, and he'll be fine, right?

Guess again. About 10 minutes into dinner, Fido starts barking upstairs. (Sounds like someone finally decided that he needs to go potty.) You excuse yourself from the table, and run up to get Fido and take him outside. He makes a pit stop at the table, hoping that your guests will take pity on him, and offer him a slice of that yummy turkey!

You finally get him outside and sit back down to your guests...and that's when it hits you...why didn't you just take Fido to Gemini Dogs for the day? You were up early, you sent your hubby out to grab that last-minute item at the store; he could have just dropped him off on the way.

Fido could be playing with his buddies right now, romping around and having the time of his life. Instead, he has been relegated to the back yard (or to his crate), and you are constantly being interrupted while you try to balance your guests' needs and your dog's needs. And now you feel guilty for not thinking of this solution sooner...

But wait! The good news is, none of this has even happened yet! Fido (and you) will be much happier if he spends the day with us at Gemini Dogs, so let's make that reservation now.

Gemini Dogs is open every day of the year (weekends and holidays included) from 6am-10pm. Current family members can make an express reservation online, call us at 978-486-9922, or even just drop in on Thanksgiving morning, if you can't decide yet! If you are new to Gemini Dogs, don't worry, you still have time to register! Just apply for overnight boarding online.

Let us entertain Fido so that you are free to entertain your guests...

And don't worry, our Thanksgiving guests get a little turkey dinner, too!



Click here to learn more about our Boarding Services

Topics: Puppy, Doggie Daycare, Therapy, Chewing, Puppies, Dog, Thanksgiving, boarding

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