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Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center opens in Galleria

December 17, 2018

Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center has opened its second Houston area location at 6393 Richmond Ave. in the Galleria neighborhood.

The facility provides multiple services for both cats and dogs, including grooming, overnight stays, daycare and training.

According to a press release, the new 19,000 square foot location can accommodate 75 pets for daycare and nearly 150 for lodging.

“Our biggest service is our overnight lodging,” Laura Koch, Executive Manager for Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center said. “We have a large ratio of staff to pets. The pets are getting hands on care many times a day.”

Overnight lodging includes outdoor bathroom breaks, large suites with privacy panels, and soothing music playing in the background.

The pets will also receive wellness checks each day, and there are many different activity packages to choose from.

“We know that not every pet likes to do the same thing. We think it is important for the client to choose,” Koch said.

Dog daycare is also an option at Meadowlake Pet Resort and Training Center, where the dogs can play with each other all day long. In order for your pet to be approved for daycare, they need to be spayed and neutered and have their vaccinations up to date. The dog will also need to be evaluated to find out what their play style is.

“Daycare is intended for social dogs, not to make dogs social,” Koch said.

The evaluation is free, and if the pet passes, the client will get a week of free daycare to try the facility out.

Meadowlake also offers a wide range of grooming services, including baths and haircuts, spa blueberry facials, nail trims and even pedicures.

Training lessons are also available, both private and in group settings.

According to Koch, the most popular training session is the overnight Lodge and Learn.

“The trainers get the dogs out every day for training sessions. At the end the client learns how to keep up with everything at home,” Koch said.

Even after your pet graduates, there is the option to have continued education classes.

Meadowlake is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 to 4 p.m. Staff members are at the resort 365 days a year, taking care of the pets that are at the facility. The first location is located at 13500 Furman Road, Houston.

The resort is holding a grand opening on Jan. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. for “humans only,” Koch noted. Tours will be offered of the facility, and there will be opportunities to meet with the staff members. There will also be coupons and raffles.

Holiday pet safety

Koch offered tips for keeping pets safe during the holiday season.

All decorations should be thought out carefully and be put out of reach of your pet, or be sure to monitor the pet when they are around the decorations.

“Tinsel and garland can be bad if they chew on it,” Koch said. You should also be aware of glass ornaments that can break. The biggest risk during the holiday season is choking hazards.”

Koch suggests giving your pet a chew toy or treats to chew on to keep them occupied from wanting to chew other objects.

When having guests for a big holiday dinner, Koch says to make sure to be an advocate for your pet, and tell the guests to not feed your pets table scraps.

“Even the safe food items can produce a belly ache when given in quantities they are not use to,” Koch said.

People tend to travel during the holidays to visit friends and family, and they may want to bring their pets with, but Koch notes that travel can be stressful for pets.

“Finding a facility like ours where they can be safe is typically the better option,” Koch said.

For more information visit www.meadowlakepetresort.com or call 713-814-4629.

rebecca.hazen@chron.com

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