At Penn Valley Paws, I believe that every dog is unique, with their own personality, preferences, and needs. That’s why I place great importance on the initial Meet & Greet session before a dog stays with me for daycare or overnight boarding. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of the Meet & Greet and how it helps ensure a positive experience for both the dog and their owner.

  1. Assessing temperament and behavior During the Meet & Greet, I take the time to observe the dog’s temperament and behavior in a new environment. This allows me to understand their personality, level of socialization, and any potential triggers or anxieties they may have. By gaining this knowledge upfront, I can create a tailored plan to ensure their comfort and well-being during their stay.
  2. Introducing the dog to the environment The Meet & Greet provides an opportunity for the dog to familiarize themselves with the Penn Valley Paws environment. They can explore the play areas, sleeping quarters, and outdoor spaces, helping them feel more at ease when they return for their actual stay. This gradual introduction can reduce stress and anxiety, leading to a more enjoyable experience for the dog.
  3. Socialization with resident dog, Violet An important aspect of the Meet & Greet is introducing the new dog to my resident dog, Violet. By observing their interaction in a controlled setting, I can assess how well they get along and identify any potential issues or compatibility concerns. This information is crucial in ensuring a harmonious and safe environment for all dogs in my care.
  4. Building trust and rapport The Meet & Greet allows me to establish a rapport with both the dog and their owner. By taking the time to get to know the dog, their unique needs, and their owner’s concerns, I can build trust and create a strong foundation for a positive boarding experience. This open communication and personal connection are key to providing the best possible care for each furry guest.
  5. Customizing the boarding experience Based on the information gathered during the Meet & Greet, I can tailor the boarding experience to suit each dog’s individual needs. Whether it’s accommodating specific feeding schedules, providing extra cuddle time for a shy dog, or offering more challenging play activities for a high-energy pup, the Meet & Greet enables me to create a personalized plan that caters to every dog’s unique requirements.

At Penn Valley Paws, the initial Meet & Greet is an essential step in ensuring a positive and tailored boarding experience for every dog in my care. By assessing temperament, introducing the environment, facilitating socialization, building trust, and gathering information to customize the stay, I can provide the highest level of personalized care and attention. As the sole caregiver, I am committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and enjoyable home away from home for your furry friend.


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