Six Month Update

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Hello all!

My name is Mike Tartaglione and I’d like to tell you a little bit about GFK9 and how & what we’re doing. We are a family owned local business owned solely by myself and my wife Susan Tartaglione. We have been open for business now for 16 months and have had an incredible response to all of our services. At this point we have over 2500 Dogs in our system, and continuing to grow every day! My staff has grown to having 14 incredibly talented employees at this time whose love for Dogs is unmatched. We continue to work with HOPE (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) and the Warren County SPCA helping to find homes for homeless Dogs by working with their Dogs in part by working on any behavioral issues or socialization issues along with just thoroughly getting to know the personalities of the Dogs which aides in a much more accurate new home placement. At this time we’ve had 85 Dogs pass thru and are now in their forever homes. Now that’s a Great feeling!!


Our Daycare program is doing wonderful! With a combination of over 18,000 sq. ft of outdoor play areas and 4,000 sq. ft. of indoor play areas we are able to accommodate a large amount of Dogs which allows us to accept last minute reservations. Basically we use our indoor areas when the temperatures are very cold, very hot, or very rainy. Our outdoor areas are used throughout the days in the better weather. Our program allows Dogs to be in our Daycare from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM 7 days a week. Any of our existing clients will assure you that your Dog will be very well exercised and typically very tired after spending the day with us. We also offer a ½ day program which consists of 5 hours of continued play thru any 5 hour period of the day.


Our boarding kennels are typically 2-3 times larger than most of the competitions, all with open tops so as not to have Dogs stacked and feeling claustrophobic. We have 4 different size / style kennels all large enough for large or multiple Dogs from the same family. All of the kennels have ¾” thick rubber flooring sealed to the walls eliminating any urine penetration along with being mopped and hand wiped sanitization as opposed to just hosing and leaving wet kennels. The kennel room is also equipped with 18 large ceiling fans and a huge exhaust fan keeping the air moving at all times and making our kennels virtually odorless. The kennel room is nearly 4,000 sq. ft. allowing us to offer more availability for last minute or emergency boarding occasions.


Our training classes are extremely popular offering group classes given at very convenient times and varied days of the week, at very affordable rates. We also offer private classes in-home or on-site for many different training needs and situations. We also offer very intensive Board & Train options.


Our recently opened Grooming Salon features 2 of the very best Groomers in the area, who are consistently being praised by new clients trying them for the first time along with past clients who follow them wherever they go. Currently our Salon is open 6 days a week from 9:00 AM. To 6:00 PM, being closed on Wednesdays & Sundays. Additional Groomers will be coming on board in the near future allowing us to be open 7 days per week.

Pet Sitting

Our pet sitting service is becoming very popular as well, catering to clients having Dogs or pets that don’t do well around other animals. With this service we can go directly to your home and care for your pets in their own environment. Value packages are available which reduce the cost of multiple visits. 

Please feel free to come by and allow me to give you a tour of our facility.