Change is in the Air - 11/7/20
Niki's son is off to college, fall is in the air, and we are very excited to be expanding our boarding operations. The first of these changes is the new "Office Suite". Niki's office is now right inside the front door and has a lot more room to accommodate your furry friends when they first arrive. We have a double-gated entryway to prevent escapees. Porch drop-offs and pick-ups are no problem!
Dogs are house guests here at the cabin with Niki and roam freely on the first floor most of the day, when compatible. We have 48-inch high pen gates to section off the kitchen and living room areas when dogs need their own spaces. With the open great room floor plan, dogs are always in good company!
The Lower Level Suite in our basement is currently closed for renovations in preparation for our kennel license inspection. Check back here this winter for updates and photos.
Another change in the works is a large, fenced-in dog run area. We have sectioned off the backyard to prevent encounters with wild animals. There is still a lot of work to do before we can retire the 40-foot dog run cables and leashes but so far the dogs seem to love it!
We have added night accommodations in Niki's bedroom for single dogs with severe separation anxiety. We also have the ability to provide a completely kennel-free stay for dogs with crate/cage anxiety (advanced weekend reservation required - limited availability.)
We will be adding more pictures and a video tour soon! Live Zoom tours are available by request.
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Roll-out of New Pet Sitting Software - Time To Pet - 6/1/20
As operations begin to resume this summer, we are excited to announce that we are implementing a new Client Portal and Client App through Time To Pet. We have launched with a limited number of clients and will be adding the remainder of our current clients very soon! If you are a current client and would like to be added ASAP then just text Niki to let her know.
New Email Address - 6/1/20
Niki has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our old email address will still work too!
Cancellation Fee Waiver - 4/20/20
All Cancellation Fees are being waved during the COVID-19 crisis.
What Does LLC Mean to Me? - 1/1/20
Niki's Up North Pet Service has become an official "Legal Business Entity"! We are now a Limited Liability Company filed by the State of Michigan as Up North Pet Service LLC. We have also registered the Assumed Name of Nikis Up North Pet Service with the State so we can still do business under that name as well.
What this means to our clients:
1) Our business is now recognized by the State of Michigan so you can rest assured that our Pet Sitting and Boarding Services are performed by a legitimate company.
2) The management of our business will now be run according to publicly-filed Articles of Organization, a privately-held Operating Agreement, and be governed by Michigan Legislature Act 23. This adds to your Peace of Mind that our operations are consistent and legal.
3) Payments for services must now be made to the company's name instead of your pet sitter's name. Checks should be made out to "Up North Pet Service LLC". Our PayPal account has been changed over to a business account so you can continue to use PayPal by sending payment to email@example.com. Unfortunately, Venmo does not support payments to businesses via the Venmo App. We can no longer accept that form of payment to Niki's personal account. Please contact Niki to discuss alternate payment options. We will continue to accept credit & debit cards as well as good old fashioned C-A-S-H.
4) In the unforeseeable event that you should ever need to make a claim such damages to your property or a lost or injured pet due to negligence by our staff, our business insurance policy has been changed over to Up North Pet Service LLC as the insured party.
We are so happy and thankful for our wonderfully supportive clients who are sticking with us as we grow and improve!