Please Remember - "Quick Release Collars" are Required for All Dogs at Daycare!
At Hounds Abound Playground, our goal is to provide a safe, loving, and educational environment, where your dog can just be a dog...with proper supervision, of course!
We know that your dog is a beloved member of your family, and we treat them as a valued member of ours. Your dog's happiness, safety, and well-being are our utmost concern. Our staff aims to give individual attention to every dog over the course of the day, making sure that they're getting play and exercise time, working their manners and social skills, and ensuring lots of petting and snuggling too.
Owner Mary Kate McDermott has 25 + years of professional experience working with dogs, and a lifetime of educational experience with her own dogs' training. She has groomed dogs for five years, assisted in the opening of two other local daycares, and ran her own mobile pet care service for three and a half years before opening Hounds Abound Playground. On a volunteer basis, she helped run a shelter for the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of the stray animals from the Caribbean island of St. Martin--not only cats and dogs but livestock, rabbits, goats and monkeys too.
"Hounds Abound is a labor of love that I initially took on so I could spend more time with my own dogs. Now we've just extended our family. The time and attention we give to each dog is our highest priority, so we want to make sure we stay a smaller business with a very personal touch. Knowing that your best friend is having a great time while you work (or play) gives you peace of mind. That's why we're here!"
--Mary Kate McDermott