DePAW May Woof News!



Thank you, everybody, who came to pick up their dogs on time last week allowing our staff to participate in continuing education and also have an employee appreciation event.  We learned more about emergency pet care (signs and symptoms) to better care for our furry clients.
Today thru Monday May 6th we are running a give-away on soon to expire Honest Paws Level 3 and Level 1 bottles.  With any purchase, you will get to toss your name into the drawing for a free bottle valued at $49.95 to $64.95! There are only a few bottles so hurry in!
Hidden inside this newsletter is a FREE offer! If you find it, tell us what it is and collect your prize! Happy Hunting!  

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Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and we are down to just a handful of remaining spots. Please do not hesitate to make your reservation by calling today: 630-232-8663.

If you have not received a confirmation email for your existing reservation, please call to confirm and also be sure we have all up to date vaccines in order for your pet to stay with us.  We strive to get every client on to their final fun destination and dislike having to turn away anyone with expired vaccines. 

We are so very honored for the awards our kennel wins every year in various categories, and we are proud to be a trusted community favorite for pet owners. This is something we do not take lightly and will continue to aim for every year! 

We strive to be as accommodating to our clients and their fur babies as we can, however, we have recently tried to decrease our waiting lists for boarding appointments (and training) by strictly enforcing our no-show and cancellation fees.  To review these on our polices page of our website, please click here:



Did you know about DePAW's unique Leveling system for daycare evaluations? When a new dog comes in to our facility for daycare for the first time, they are individually evaluated by our most skilled staff members to determine their temperament. We have three levels:

Level 1: very easy going, plays well with others, know their manners, set boundaries amongst other dogs appropriately

Level 2: usually puppies, dogs that need help learning manners, don't know when to leave another dog alone that doesn't want to play, overly playful

Level 3: a dog that has not been well socialized, needs more help from our daycare referees to navigate relationships with other dogs, may get over stimulated and need time-outs/breaks away from the group

We are one of the only kennels in the area that do not breed discriminate and do not require pets to be neutered or spayed in order to attend. We have one of the most highly skilled and trained staff that undergoes hundreds of hours of shadowing, online courses, and testing to be a certified DePAW Daycare Referee. Safety of all pets is our #1 priority. We even work with local area shelters to help rehabilitate their pets to help give them a better chance at being adopted! 

Our goal at DePAW, as the most skilled staff in the industry, is to level down every dog and help rehabilitate their social construct allowing them to come out of their shell in a positive way. It's a beautiful thing to see dogs be "dogs" in the company of other dogs!

GROOMING - We offer Self Bathe too!

DePAW has always offered Self Bathe for clients to come in and use the convenience of our tubs and supplies for only $15/30min. We have everything you need: 
Shampoo, Conditioner, Cologne, Dryer, Brushes, Nail Clippers, Ear Wash, Cotton Balls, Q-Tips, and One Towel per dog are available for your use. First come, first serve. No appointments accepted.


Proof of up to date vaccines is required before bringing your dog to our facility. Click  here to visit our Policies page for more information.

Want a professional groom? Call us at 630-232-8663 to schedule your appointment or take advantage of our no appointment required, basic bath while your dog is here for boarding or daycare. You can pick up a clean, fresh smelling soft fur baby at the end of the day!


Shhhhh! but a little birdy just told us that DePAW may have another award recently as voted by the community for being one of the Best Dog Trainers in the area for yet another year in a row. Stay tuned!

7 Things You Should Know When Looking for a Dog Trainer - click to read the article.



* Did you know Dalmations are born without spots?!

* Greyhounds are the world's fastest dogs with the ability to reach speeds up to 45mph!

* Every dog has a unique nose print. No two are alike!


Thank goodness the weather held off for one day for the April 13th Batavia Park District Doggie Easter Egg Hunt! Huge turn out of furry four-leggers and their humans for some great fun in the sun! Thank you to the park district staff for putting on a great event and for all the folks and pups that stopped by the DePAW table for treats. Mark you calendars for the upcoming Batavia Windmill Festival Pet Parade on July 13th at 10am. Click the link for more details. This is a fun family event favorite every year!



The nice folks at ZIWI would like to offer DePAW clients a May BOGO Free promotion! Say wha?! That's right, come in during May and BOGO free of the ZIWI air dried pet food. Not familiar with ZIWI, check them out:



Free Sunday Pack Walks are happening and we are getting more and more people coming out to have a fun and healthy stroll with their fur babies and make new friends! Besides the one blizzard Sunday, we have been lucky with the weather. Spring IS here, really! Come on out and join us.

For complete details on the location, guidelines, rules, and inclement weather/cancellation contact info please grab one of the booklets at our front counter or check out our FB Events page.



"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients."  Click the link to learn more.

DePAW would also like to remind everyone that flea & tick season is here and we require all the furry students who attend our canine campus to be on flea & tick prevention for the health of all who attend our campus. Should any fleas and/or ticks be found on a pet, they will be bathed and treated at the owner's expense. Thank you for your cooperation in making our facility pest free for all!


This months client appreciation shout out goes to long time DePAW client, Dr. Melody Hart N.D., Ph.D of The Hart Center in Geneva that focuses on Naturopathy. "Educate. Not Medicate"  is her motto and she would like to share the following info with us on Light Kinesiology:

"The light kinesiology looks for physical and emotional stressors/blockages in the organs, teeth, jaw, structurally as well as bacteria, viruses, candida, staph, and strep then we use the mirrors to remove the blockage.  The mirrors are based on the Compton scattering effect of photons when using the highly polished gold, silver and aluminum mirrors.  (The Compton effect is the scattering of the photon by a charged particle, usually an electron, resulting in a decrease of energy of the photon.  Part of the energy of the photon is transferred to the recoiling electron. ) The Compton effect is important because it demonstrates that light cannot be explained purely as a wave phenomenon.  The interaction between electrons and high energy photons result in electrons being given part of the energy, which allows them to change direction."  - Be Well, Dr. Melody Hart

For more info on Naturopathy services offered by Dr. Melody Hart, please click the link to her website.

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DePAW University, Canine Campus, located at 100 S. Glengarry Dr. Geneva, IL 60134, wants to thank you for bringing your furry family members to us to care for each and every day! We welcome any feedback on how we are doing and how we can help serve you and your pet better!