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Local Business Spotlight! Meet Shari Wagner, owner of The Playful Pack

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We know there are a lot of passionate pet owners on the North Shore. We also know how important it is to find good quality care for your pet. The Playful Pack provides exactly that with some unique amenities! Shari says there's nothing like it on the North Shore! I believe it! Check out their website! See their cool LIVE WEB CAM and DOG TAXI!

I asked Shari how she got started.  "In late 2008, with so many other people, I was laid off.  But I was actually quite relieved when it happened.  I'd been tossing around the idea of opening a dog daycare center for some time, and this was just the nudge I needed to leave the comfort and security of my 20 year career as a software engineer. Switching from software development to dog daycare may seem like quite a leap, but it was actually just a return to where I came from.  My mother was a dog trainer and breeder of Champion Dobermans, and throughout high school I worked as a full-time farm hand on our family farm.  I'd been planning the 'ultimate' dog daycare center in my head, and I knew my engineering skills would make it all possible."

What makes The Playful Pack unique?  The Playful Pack is a 4,000 square-foot, free-range facility featuring clean, turf-covered yards, climate-controlled indoor play areas, and webcams providing 24/7 LIVE coverage of every play area.  Dogs have access to the indoor and outdoor play areas at all times via doggy door, and owners can check-in on their best friends at any time.  There's nothing like it on the North Shore.

It was designed specifically for dogs that are friendly and social enough to enjoy the freedom of group play, but it's also a great teaching tool for young dogs or dogs that need help in those areas.  Guests are grouped with compatible playmates and closely monitored by caring staff who ensure they get the attention, exercise and rest they need in a safe and comfortable environment.

 Drop by for a tour today and... Let the fun begin!

Shari Wagner, Owner & Manager The Playful Pack 18F Mitchell Rd Ipswich, MA 01938    phone: (978) 356-3698 cell: (978) 356-4582 fax: (978) 824-6164

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