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Wag Resort opens in Grand Junction with dogs in mind

Brittany Markert
bmarkert@gjfreepress.com
Need help with your dog? Contact Wag Resort — www.wagresort.com or call 970-241-2949.
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GO&DO

WHAT: Wag Resort Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16, noon-3 p.m.

WHERE: 398 Indian Road, Grand Junction

COST: Free

INFO: http://www.wagresort.com or call 970-241-2949

Grand Junction residents love their dogs. And just like humans, dogs have different personalities and needs. Grand Junction resident and avid “dog mom” Peggy Barron noticed this after more than 15 years working in the dog-boarding industry.

That’s why Barron (who has six dogs herself) built and opened Grand Junction’s newest doggie-focused business — Wag Resort (398 Indian Road, Grand Junction) — as a way to help dogs relax and feel at home while their owners are on vacation or at work. The newly constructed facility is made just for dogs, too — with private rooms and personal lawn space, with noise reduction in mind to minimize animal stress.

“If dogs are social, we allow them to be social and play,” she said. “If they aren’t social, it’s okay; we will work with them to be active at whatever level is appropriate.”

ONE-STOP SHOP

According to Barron, Wag Resort provides day care, boarding, grooming, and training classes. Day-care rates are $25 per day, and a second dog from the same household costs $20 more.

“If there is a beagle that is full of energy and needs to be out with other dogs, we will put him in the right area,” Barron said.

Overnight boarding is managed by an on-site manager who actually lives on premises. Dogs are sectioned off depending on age, social needs, and energy levels. The facility has 67 total enclosures, with the capability of housing two dogs per unit. Rooms cost $35 per night, and $25 for each additional pet in same suite. Larger suites are available for multiple-dog households.

While dogs enjoy their stay at Wag Resort, grooming is also available and prices vary depending on dog size and hair.

Dog training — from puppy classes to competition classes — will additionally be offered by Brad Fox, a veteran military dog trainer.

Wag Resort hours run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday 8-10 a.m., 5-6 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.wagresort.com or call 970-241-2949.


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