Vote for A Dog’s Best Friend!

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We’re excited to be part of Spot Magazine’s Top Dog Contest for 2015.

Please help us win the Top Dog Awards in all three categories:

  • Best Grooming
  • Best Day Care
  • Best Boarding

You can vote once a day through November 30th. Vote directly at Spot Magazine.

Visit our Facebook page and share our VOTE FOR A DOGS BEST FRIEND post to win awesome prizes. Winners drawn weekly. Remember, you can vote once a day!

A Dog’s Best Friend Wins Spot Award

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from Spot Magazine 01/30/2014 see full article

Doing daycare right

It’s remarkable for a two-years’-young business to sweep in readers’ choice awards, and not only did A Dog’s Best Friend Doggie Daycare earn 1st Place for Dog Grooming, but the business earned votes in SEVEN categories.

Long-time friends Anne Nipp (Owner and avid dog lover) and Jaime Ross, General Manager, took over the Vancouver business in November 2011.

“We’re great at providing a wonderful product as well as a creating good relationships with our customers,” Ross says. The business is a good neighbor, sponsoring pet and non-pet-related community events alike. Anne’s grooming skills earned them the 1st Place win this year. “She takes a lot of dogs that no one else will take anymore, like special needs or geriatric dogs,” says Ross. “We sit on the floor and groom them if they can’t stand for too long.” Groomer Shayla Saldano joined the team in July 2013 and, according to Ross, has contributed greatly to the salon’s success.

They have spiffed up both Vancouver locations. “Our daycare is special for a variety of reasons,” says Ross, “our facilities are top of the line. We use amazingly good products; we have great floor surfaces and outdoor areas with K9 in our backyards. We’re able to make up to six different playgroups at a time, and we have highly skilled employees able to identify personalities so we maintain a happy, safe environment for our guests.” We recently added a trainer on staff help manage the playgroups and support employee knowledge, and with dogs that need special handling.

“Come out and give us a try!” says Ross. “I love the relationships that we build with the dogs and their owners. I feel like we become family with a lot of them.”

A Dogs Best Friend
316 NE Hearthwood Blvd, Vancouver * 360-737-6439360-737-6439
4601 NE 78th St, Vancouver * 360-597-3188360-597-3188

From Apollo’s Mom

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I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how GRATEFUL I am that you’ve taken over the business.  It’s been nothing but positive.
I’m so glad I have a WONDERFUL place for Apollo to meet friends, play & exercise (and he really needs it since he lives to eat).  Your staff is wonderful & all the improvements you’ve done to the facility has been amazing.
Thank you so much!

Kennel Cough aka Bordetella

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We all know that when we send our kids to school, it is only a matter of time before the cold and flu virus runs through our home. Dogs have a similar virus commonly referred to as Kennel Cough. As pet owners, we vaccinate our pets to avoid them catching viruses such as Kennel Cough (Bodetella). Just like the Influenza vaccine for humans, the Bordetella vaccine only protects our pets from a few of the 20+ strains of the virus. Kennel Cough is an airborne virus and can be contracted by simply walking your pet around the block in your very own neighborhood. There is certainly a higher risk of catching the virus when you go to dog parks or daycare.

We take every precaution that we can, at a Dog’s Best Friend. We have plenty of ventilation, water bowls and toys are cleaned and sanitized often. If we see a dog showing any sign of illness, they are isolated immediately and the owners are contacted to take them home. We ask that, if you notice your pet showing any signs of illness, you keep them home.

For more information on Kennel Cough, please visit