Dogs & Fireworks: How to Make Fourth of July Less Stressful for Pets

Tips for helping your dog cope with the noise and stress of fireworks and Independence Day celebrations in Indiana. One of the main events at most Fourth of July celebrations in Indiana is, of course, the fireworks – what would Independence Day be without them? And while we humans might love the “oohs” and “aahs” […]

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Summer Time Tips for Bathing Your Dog

Top dog-bathing tips to get your pooch clean, whether it’s at home or in a self-service bathing location. Summer time in Indianapolis means outdoor fun for humans and dogs alike. It also means there are lots of happy pooches running around, exploring trails and lakes, yards and fields – and getting joyfully dirty along the […]

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Tiki’s Top 10 Dog Boarding Tips for Summer

Best advice for making your dog-boarding experience a smooth and enjoyable one – for dogs and humans too. It’s probably no surprise that Memorial Day through Labor Day are peak times for dog boarding at the Good Dog Hotel & Spa in Broad Ripple. That’s because it’s summer vacation time, and families are on the […]

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All About Dogs: Pet-Friendly 2017 Events in Indy

Check out these fundraisers, parties and special events in the Indianapolis area – all to benefit or celebrate our own pets, and homeless animals too. Everybody at the Good Dog Hotel loves a good party or fundraising event that is for or about pets. Tiki, of course, especially loves anything that has to do with […]

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Take A Hike! Dog-Friendly Trails in Indy

Dogs love to hit the trail, and these pooch-friendly options in the Indianapolis area are great places to start. Just ask Tiki. Tiki says, “Let’s take a hike!” Thankfully, there are plenty of awesome trails around the Indianapolis area to keep Tiki and all his friends happy. Exploring the outdoors and getting some exercise are […]

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Tiki’s 9 Dog Safety Tips for His Pals

Spring brings warmer temperatures – and potential hazards – for your pooch. Check out Tiki’s safety tips to keep your dog healthy.  Tiki loves to venture outside and enjoy warmer weather. He also knows how important it is to be aware of common pet hazards that are typical during this time of year. Here are his […]

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Why Daycare for Dogs Is a Good Idea

Many benefits come from a quality doggy daycare experience, and our friend Rusty is a perfect example.   Rusty Loves Doggy Daycare Rusty Essling is an 18-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, and has been coming to Good Dog Hotel & Spa since August 2016. And how do we know he loves coming to daycare? Because when Rusty’s […]

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Do Dogs Ever Enjoy Grooming? Yes, Meet Gracie Turner

Not many dogs actually enjoy getting professionally groomed, but this one does. Find out why – plus read our dog preparation tips for a better grooming experience.   We love grooming dogs. We enjoy working with all types, sizes and personalities, and we’ve seen shy or nervous dogs learn to tolerate – and then even […]

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Tiki’s Summer Tips!

Hello all! Summer brings sunshine, cookouts, convertibles, pool parties and those 3-day weekend getaways! Tiki wants to remind everyone about a couple things here at Good Dog beginning June 1st, all weekend boarding stays require a 2 night minimum. Tiki asks that you please have a collar on your pup when they come to visit […]

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Tiki Tips For Winter Skin & Paw Care

Here are some helpful tips we learned from the ASPCA! 1.Making repeated trips outside and inside from cold to dry heat can cause itchy, irritated skin. Try to keep your home humidified and towel-dry your pup as soon as possible; don’t forget the spaces between the toes! 2. Trim long-haired dogs to minimize clinging of […]

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