The kind of day your dog dreams of having . . .
The Mindful Dog (owned and operated by Ross & Kelly Levy) began as Kelly’s Pet Care in 1999. In the Spring of 2012 the company moved from a local dog park to a private location. We are now a Monday-Friday dog day care company located in Van Nuys, California.
Our facility consists of over 4600 sq. feet of enclosed, private outdoor canine day care heaven! The main play area features a plush artificial lawn made by the same company who supplies NFL stadiums. The lawn is dirt/mud free with plenty of space for dogs to play and socialize. There are plenty of shaded areas to keep dogs cool, and large fans are set up during the warmer months.
We encourage our dogs to run, chase, fetch, wrestle and generally "be a dog." Plenty of dog toys are provided. Studies have shown that dogs who engage in active "proper" play have lower levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, in their blood. Bottom line? Our dogs return home tired, happy and relaxed.
No two dogs are alike, nor have the identical same needs. Dogs are a combination of genetics (their breed(s)) and environment (from a breeder or a rescue dog and the story attached to either situation if that is available). Understanding these two factors enable us to tailor the ideal day for each and every dog.