Although staying at home is always the safest option, it’s still safe to bring your dog to daycare during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many daycares offering touchless payment, curbside service,…
If you’re planning to get a new puppy or adopt a senior dog in 2021, there are few things you’ll need to prepare to make sure your furry friend has…
We’ve reported that more and more multi-family housing architects have been asking if we can supply equipment for self dog-wash facilities, pet-washing stations, or “pet spas” as a great way to attract more residents.
And, we noted an increase in inquiries from companies that manage existing multi-family dwellings such as apartment complexes.
That was just the beginning of a massively popular pet spas trend in housing. Here’s an update on this trend… and how you can offer your housing complex a fabulous pet spa/station your residents will love.
Every day, members of our Direct Animal Products grooming-equipment manufacturing and sales team are on the phone and in the field, answering questions for professional dog groomers.
Grooming business owners want to know they’re investing in quality equipment that will stand up to all types of dogs and situations, for many years to come. So when they’re ready to make a purchase, they come to us armed with a big list of questions — whether they’re starting out, renovating, or building an entirely new facility.
Over the 30 years we’ve been designing innovative equipment, we’ve identified the top three questions we get asked about our dog grooming tubs, table and cages.
The following answers may help you, too!
“What can we do to help improve our cat adoption rates?” That’s a question we get a lot here at Direct Animal Products. We talk with shelter managers and other adoption facility managers all the time, because we’re always looking to offer cat condo innovations that support adoption.
What do we mean by “cat condo innovations that support adoption?” Well, a lot of shelters use standard cages or stainless cat condos for intakes that maybe haven’t received their shots yet… or cats recovering from spays or neuters, or cats being evaluated for temperament, etc.
But when it’s time for adoption, the best cat condo is attractive and highly functional — demonstrating that the cat is vetted, healthy, and well behaved. In other words, very adoptable!
Let’s see what this can mean to your facility.
If you’re managing a dog boarding/grooming business, animal shelter or other pet-related organization, you know that safe pet-handling is a top concern.
We know this too. We’ve spoken with hundreds of pet professionals about ways to maintain a safe environment for staff, customers and animals — minimizing or eliminating the potential for dog bites, pinched fingers, cat scratches, “escape artists,” trips, falls and trapped pet waste.
So, how do you compare kennel designs? What should you look for when shopping for the safest solutions?
Consider these 4 questions to determine what makes dog kennel designs truly safe for your facility and the pets in your care. (more…)
"We want bigger, brighter and more inviting kennels that are easy to clean." That's what we're hearing this year from shelter owners, dog boarding facilities managers, dog groomers and other…
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Choosing a cat condo (or set of cat condos) for your shelter or boarding facility can be daunting. After all, you have numerous choices from many different companies — all…
When we talk with folks at dog boarding facilities, animal shelters, animal control centers, veterinary practices and other pet-care locations, we find that many of them struggle with a common…