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August 15, 2006 > A kingdom for a dog

A kingdom for a dog

by Janet Grant

"Hear ye! Hear ye! All you companions of the canine persuasion: Titan's Kingdom has opened its new doggy daycare and vacation resort in south Fremont. Large, friendly, and fun, it is absolutely the poshest pooch palace in all of Bay Area dogdom!"

Titan's Kingdom, already known for its doggy boutique and novel hydra-spa, has just opened its premier doggy daycare complete with the Tri-City's first-ever, cage-less, boarding facility. With 3500 square feet indoors and 4000 square feet outdoors, the play area offers plenty of space for the family pooch to get loads of exercise, fresh air, and friendly socialization.

Owners Eric and Connie Poon and Patricia Yee believe that the perception of how people treat their dogs has changed. Now, they are included as part of the family, not much different than kids, except for all that fur! And instead of worrying or feeling guilty about leaving a family member behind, Yee says, "We want to give doggy parents who are busy at work or on vacation invaluable peace of mind." With 24/7 onsite attendants and a ratio of one attendant for every 10 to 15 dogs, it can be comforting. There is even a webcam available when you just have to see for yourself that your furry baby is safe and happy.

Designed with many configurable gates, the indoor arena can be expanded for large or smaller play areas, or can be adjusted to make small suites for two or three dogs. Due to this design and to foster sociability, Titan's Kingdom encourages only well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs.

To enroll in daycare, owners must fill out an enrollment application, provide written proof of vaccinations and schedule an in-person interview with a staff member. The onsite interview is a screening process designed to evaluate temperament. This very important part of the enrollment process ensures the safety and enjoyment of everyone at the facility. Those wishing to use the cage-less sleepovers are asked only to attend a minimum of one daycare session before staying overnight. This session helps your furry family member feel more comfortable and safe in a new environment.

Beside daycare, boarding, and sleepovers, there is training, grooming, and unique products available for your canine friend at the kingdom. A variety of dog training classes are available taught by Bay Area trainer, Cheryl Johnson-Collett. Johnson-Collett has many years of experience and education in the field of dog training and animal behavior. Periodically, she hosts dog behavior seminars, tailored to the wants and needs of the participants including seminars on reliable recall and loose-leash walking.

Titan's Kingdom is named after the Poon's two-year-old golden retriever, Titan, who can be found playing with customers both two-legged and four at the daycare.

The kingdom's clean and bright facility is decorated with wall paintings of castle towers and furry knights on horseback. Whether romping around in a play group, enjoying the outdoor backyard, or getting specialized attention from the caring staff, the primary goal of Titan's Kingdom is to make your four-legged loved one feel like royalty.

Titan's Kingdom Doggie Daycare and Vacationing Resort
Monday -Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1512 Fulton Place, Fremont
(510) 402-4303

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