The Hound Hutt, "where small dogs play and where hugs are free", is Queensland's small doggy styling specialists. They specialise in hand scissoring, international show standard hand stripping, and breed specific styling for all the smaller furbabies out there; dedicating quality time to meet all of your doggy's needs during their visit in order to ensure your pooch has a positive experience during every stay at The Hound Hutt. They can even give your spoiled pooch a manicure and/or pedicure - using water-based dog friendly nail polish of course!
Eddy and Sam at the reception area of The Hound Hutt.
The Hound Hutt is located in Stafford, approximately 6km north of Brisbane's central business district. There is plenty of parking available in the adjacent car park, otherwise street parking is also available. The Hound Hutt is literally just down the road from Stafford City, Stafford's main shopping centre, and is also conveniently located within a 5 minute drive to two large pet shops; My Pet Warehouse(36 Webster Rd, Stafford QLD 4053) and Pet Super Saver(266 Stafford Rd, Stafford QLD 4053).
The Hound Hutt is literally doggy paradise with a consistent abundance of cute small dogs at the centre! Their vision is to "make a happy and healthy world for ALL dogs", through:
Enriching the lives of dogs and their pawrents by being a positive extension of the family
Helping prepare "good doggy citizens" by nurturing confident, healthy, and happy dogs
Advocating for doggy health and well-being, by being their voice and being active in their communities
Here at The Hound Hutt, all furbabies and their pawrents are part of the family; staff will treat all dogs with only their best interests at heart, conveyed with the respect and in a manner that even the most cautious pawrents would approve of. Leaving your dog in daycare is stressful enough for the most of us; don't add to your load by leaving your dog with someone who doesn't treat your dog with the same level of love and respect that you give your dog!
The Hound Hutt's vision - photo taken from The Hound Hutt's website.
To keep it short, The Hound Hutt offers a wide variety of services, all with the mindset of giving only the best to you and your pooch. This includes:
1. Doggy Daycare
The Hound Hutt have created "a home away from home" for small doggies who'd rather spend a day enjoying a whole heap of fun activities and socialising with their new (and old) friends, rather than stay home alone while you're at work - under the direct supervision of trained staff of course! Unlike a kennel, The Hound Hutt is a purpose built cage free play facility, meaning more fun and games, with dogs placed in groups with similar energy levels and temperaments. Plus, all doggys receive a yummy treat or their own lunch at lunch time in their separate sleeping areas.
2. Doggy Grooming
The stylists at The Hound Hutt have many years of experience with all breeds, and hence are able to professionally style your dog in the style that you like - they can even select the styling options best suited to the breed of your pooch, whilst taking into account the condition of his/her coat. All of their professional dog styling procedures include a bath and hand dry blow, nail clip, and ear clean, with their styling philosophy being "Humanity before Vanity"! For something extra special for the fashionistas out there, The Hound Hutt even offers a fur and nail salon for a splash of colour - using, of course, only doggy specific products that are 100% safe for their coat and nails.
3. Doggy Holidays
Hounds on Holiday' saves pawrents from the inevitable guilt that comes with going away on vacation by providing fun and safe family homes so that your dog can have a holiday at the same time as you! All doggy family carers have been interviewed, checked, had their homes inspected, and are approved and insured, before they are allowed to have dogs stay with them on holiday. Don't worry, your pooch will be in very safe hands! To be 100% sure though, pawrents are encouraged to meet their carer and see where your doggy will be staying, for extra peace of mind. The Hound Hutt even encourages pawrents to interview themselves (not the carers) so that you're comfortable and happy about leaving your precious furbaby in their care.
4. Post Operative & Storm Care
Whether your dog has just had an operation and needs special post-op care away from the other animals in your family but you need to work, or if your dog has a non-contagious condition that needs monitoring, or even if your dog is simply afraid of storms, The Hound Hutt has a home for them during business hours - they are able to "give you a place for them so they can be monitored and cared for throughout the day". With vet nurses and experienced doggy parents t The Hound Hutt, rest assured knowing that your dog will receive the recommended care and the extra love to give you peace of mind.
5. Canine Cab
The Hound Hutt offers Canine Cab services for the pawrents who are unable to drop their furbaby off or pick up their dogs from The Hound Hut, their holiday family home, or the vet - The Hound Hutt can pick up and/or drop off dogs to your home or work place within a 10km radius of their centre. This service is available Monday to Saturday; all dogs are secured using doggy seat belts, with special riding enclosures within the vehicle.
Canine Cab services are offered by The Hound Hutt!
Are there any other things worth mentioning about The Hound Hutt?
In addition to all the wonderful services listed above, The Hound Hutt also has a doggy boutique in store, "bringing interesting and unusual doggy products to Brisbane". Their philosophy when it comes to choosing which products to stock is "can you get this in a pet shop?" - "If the answer is yes then we don't buy it. We want to bring new, unusual and exciting items to our doggys and their families." For example, The Hound Hutt is the first stockists of Discuits (grab a free sample in store today!), and the only stockist of single serve Suburban Pup all-natural doggy breakfasts and dinners in Brisbane. Head into store today and check out the unique products they have for sale!