DGKN staff report
ORRVILLE The Orrville Pet Spa and Resort is celebrating its 15th anniversary Nov. 18 through 22.
They opened their doors in November 2004 to fill the niche where pet owners could board their dog or cat with peace of mind while they are away. And so, their tag line “Leave your pet at home with us” was born, according to a news release.
The 13,000 sq. ft. building with exclusive rooms and suites, live web cams, heated floors, and positive ventilation became more than the standard in pet lodging. Besides being safe and comfortable, the facility is adjacent to the Orrville Veterinary Clinic, and pets with special needs can be carefully monitored and issues can be quickly addressed by a veterinarian, if necessary.
Another new concept to the area was Doggy Daycare. Dog owners noticed the positive changes in their once lonely and bored dogs to happy, relaxed, and well-socialized dogs at the end of the day.
Fast forward 15 years and one addition later, OPSR has continued to provide premium care for dogs and cats and has expanded many of the original programs to address popularity and demand.
The largest improvement has been the expansion of the Doggy Daycare Center, with its own entrance south of the main entrance. This program grew into a new 6000 sq. ft. area with indoor and outdoor play areas. There are now 10 daycare team members who are trained in canine behavior and play styles by the Dog Guru Community. K9 Fit Club is a recently added activity where people and their dogs of all sizes can work out together. Anne Weiser, the manager, received her certification by completing specialized training so that both ends of the leash can get a solid workout. This strengthens the body and mind as well as improves the well-being of both participants.
Over the years, Orrville Pet Spa and Resort has maintained the level of high quality care and accommodations as when it first started. The owners and staff are grateful for the community’s support and appreciate the many friendships they have formed over the past 15 years, the release states.
“What was just a dream 15 years ago has developed into a mature and special place for pets,” said Dr. Mel Wenger, one of the owners. “I give my staff the credit for their commitment to excellence to gain the trust of all the pet families that join us.”
To celebrate this special milestone, a week-long celebration will be Nov. 18 through 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details, visit www.orrvillepetspa.com or call 330-683-3335.
The Orrville Pet Spa and Resort is a part of Veterinary Wellness Partners, a group of locally owned veterinary clinics in Orrville, Seville, Wadsworth, Akron, Barberton, Canal Fulton, and Jackson. For more information about Veterinary Wellness Partners, visit vwpohio.com.