Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

It's time to go to bed! Santa's on his way!

Merry Christmas to all Gemini Dogs!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Help Wanted

We are busy, busy, busy, and need a few extra hardworking dog lovers to join our team!

Doggie Daycare Positions
Hours vary and may include weekend days and overnights; therefore, applicants must be over 18 years old. Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right person who loves dogs, has great customer service skills, and is a hard worker. Experience in a barn, kennel, vet clinic, etc. is a bonus.

Office Positions
We are also looking for people to help in the office to answer phones, tend to customer questions, help maintain class schedules and rosters, and do light computer work. Prior experience running an office is a plus.

Apply online or email your resume. No calls please.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Happy Otis!

Shorty the Basset Hound

Shorty visited us for the day today and spent some special time with Michelle in the daycare office while he waited for his Dad. Lucky boy!

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Friday, December 15, 2006

New Class -- Intro to Earthdog!

We are very excited to introduce another new class for your dog this winter - Earthdog! Teach your small dog how to hunt with the best of them in this indoor 4-week class. Terriers and Dachshunds love Earthdog, but any dog that can fit into a 9-inch tunnel can participate!

Carolyn Barney is instructing this new class. (Learn more here!)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Treats For the Daycare Staff!

We received a nice email from Lisa B. earlier this week. Thanks for the kind words, Lisa!

Hi Danielle,

I always want to tell you what an excellent job I think you (and the whole staff) does at Gemini, but of course, at drop-off and pick-up time it is usually a little loud to have that conversation! I love the Newsletter to read about everything that is going on - I had a minute so I thought I'd let you know.

I have particularly noticed how clean (!) and organized the whole place seems since you have taken over as daycare manager. I am so glad you are back!

Lucy loves it at Gemini and so do we! It has been the best thing for her. She has been a challenge since day one, but lately I noticed she's growing up and really seems to "get it" now!

Thanks again,
Lisa B.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Skeeter & Daisy

Skeeter and Daisy ask "Hey, why is it so dark out? It's only 6:00!"

Oops! Daisy blinked!

Skeeter is part robot.


Skeeter is ready to play.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

On Course For Kids Tonight!

For the past several years, members of the Gemini Dogs family have participated in On Course For Kids, a team agility event that creates a fun night for patients and their families while raising money for the Floating Children’s Cancer Center Childlife program in Boston, MA. Each team consists of two agility dogs, their owners, and a child from the Center.

Gemini Dogs instructors Carolyn Barney and Denielle Stasa participate in the event, while owner Michelle Borelli and several Gemini customers volunteer. If you would like to donate to the Gemini teams, volunteer, or participate, contact Dana Crevling (email) or visit the OCFK website. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

We're Gemini Dogs!

Gemini Dogs customer Heather McCauley sent in this family portrait and wrote:

You’ll see that Herbie, Gus and Nick really got sit down to an art at Gemini Dog School. Now all they do is pose all day long!

Thanks Heather! Email us a photo of your Gemini Dog and we'll see if we can't give you 15 minutes of Internet fame! :-)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Star and Mathilde



Thursday, November 30, 2006

I'm a Gemini Dog!

Icky, Milo, Floppy Joe (left to right)

Rugby, Skeeter, Fenway, Baylee (clockwise)


Two of our many Labs!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Win a Trip for You and Your Dog

Enter the Pampered Pooch Sweepstakes and live like a big dog for the weekend in NYC. All you have to do is promise to take your favorite Gemini Dogs staffer with you! Enter here.

Also, don't forget to watch the AKC National Championship this weekend on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. More about the show here.

Twenty Running Dogs

Twenty dogs showed up for Sunday Night Agility this week! Wow! Seems there were a lot of doggies that needed to work off some of that Thanksgiving turkey, eh? :-)

But seriously, it was great to see you all there having fun with your dog. Thanks for coming, and see you next month!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey Dogs!

It was a rainy Thanksgiving today, but we made sure our daycare and boarding guests had a good holiday anyway! Here are a few shots of our turkey dogs:



John and Luke









Bert and Max

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our entire Gemini Dogs family! Thank you for continuing to choose us for the best training, daycare, boarding, and grooming around.

Enjoy the day, shop til you drop, and love your dogs! Safe travels to all!

Even though this is the only appropriate picture I could find when I searched for "turkey dog", I did find some information on the national dog of Turkey, the Kangal Dog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Did You Get Our Latest Newsletter?

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If you're not on our email list, you may have been missing out on what's been going on at Gemini Dogs! Sign up today for our monthly newsletter, Woof!

This month's issue shines the staff spotlight on Danielle Knight, our Doggie Daycare manager, and includes a coupon for a free day of boarding.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Treats for the Daycare Staff!

A nice note arrived in our mailbox the other day from another happy daycare and boarding dog:
You all are the best! And Star loves her extended family. Anne-Marie

Thanks Anne-Marie. We love having Star stay with us too!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Treats for Courtney!

We received this wonderful note the other day about our groomer Courtney.

Winston looks fanstastic! You did the best job ever and I know he isn't easy. I would never guess he was your first Shih Tzu. Thank you very much! Barbara Fleming

Thank you for the kind words, Barbara and keep up the good work Courtney! Woof!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Why We Love Our Pets

Have a tissue handy!

Last Chance for Photos

If you missed getting your dog's photo taken at the Howl-o-Ween Festival (see 3 posts below), Chris Otte will be back Monday night (Nov 13) starting around 5:30 or so. He'll be setup in the glass door entrance. If you are interested, send him an email. Chris is also available for in-home sittings.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

$400 Donated to CMDART Thanks to You!

We are happy to announce that we raised $400 for the Central MA Disaster Animal Response Team (CMDART) at our Howl-o-Ween Festival a few weeks ago! Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and participated in all the doggie activities! Your entry fees were donated directly to CMDART. Woof!

What is a DART?
In case you were unable to stop by the CMDART booth, a DART team is part of the call-down list for the emergency management agencies when a disaster strikes. If animals are affected by fire, tornado, hurricane, or flooding, for example, emergency managers call on state or local authorities to get people in place to assist with evacuation, shelter, and care of the affected animals.

Those people then call DART teams into service and their members meet and coordinate with other teams to assist in disaster recovery services. Tasks can include transportation of supplies, setting up a temporary shelter, assembling crates, interviewing owners, photographing the animals, and feeding and exercising the animals.

Gemini Dogs is currently listed as an evacuation site for Littleton and surrounding communities should people be forced to evacuate their homes and need a place for their pets.

Gemini Dogs DART Planned
We hope to form our own DART within the next year. If you are interested in joining, please visit the CMDART website and join them for now. Then once we are ready to form our team, you can transfer membership. In the meantime, you will have developed the necessary skills and obtained the required certifications you need to respond in a disaster.

After joining CMDART, you'll need to complete these two FEMA-sponsored online courses before being able to respond to any disaster:
Thank you once again for your generosity!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sunday Night Agility Starts This Sunday

Don't forget... Join us this Sunday from 6:30-8:30 PM for unlimited runs in our indoor agility ring. Over 10 sporty dogs have already signed up, so come join the fun!

Note: $10 a dog. Prior knowledge of agility rules and equipment is required. Register here.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Howl-o-Ween Photo Portraits Are Ready!

If you and your pooch had your picture taken by Chris Otte Photography in the glass entryway on Sunday, your proofs are ready! I must say, there sure are some photogenic Gemini Dogs out there! Even if you didn't sit for a portrait, be sure to check out these photos!

If you missed Chris at the Festival, he is available for private appointments. Contact him directly via email or through his website.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006