Every dog has its day, and April 28 will be that day for the dogs at Camp Canine. The premier pet care facility, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a posh “Pawty” and fundraiser to benefit the homeless pets from Muddy Paws Rescue.
Upper West Side resident and owner Tania Isenstein is inviting dog owners to bring their pets to Camp Canine, located at 46 West 73rd Street for a “pawsitively” fun doggie daycare party, complete with dog-friendly cake and champagne, games, give-aways and photos. Muddy Paws rescue dogs will also be in attendance to celebrate. All dogs must have advance reservations.
“Dress your dog in his or her party best,” Isenstein said, encouraging dog owners to outfit their pets in black tie, tux or cocktail chic to walk the red carpet for the “puparazzi” and compete in best dressed contests. “It is a party, after all, and we’re planning to get pictures of the dogs celebrating with us. On this day, the campers will be truly party animals.”
Camp Canine will donate 50% of the proceeds from its anniversary event to Muddy Paws Rescue of New York City. The festivities will include gourmet treats, swag bags, fun activities and all the standards canine guests have come to expect even when it’s not a special occasion – caring, one-on-one attention from professional pet care providers, secure indoor play areas, a clean, safe and odor-free environment, grooming and training services and upscale amenities such as gourmet treats, soothing music and tuck-in service.
Isenstein left her career as a Wall Street lawyer in order to purchase Camp Canine in 2012 and has transformed it into New York City’s premier pet care facility for dogs and cats. The luxury facility provides daycare, lodging, training, grooming, long walks in Central Park and a variety of pampering amenities for its four-legged guests.
Pampering pets is a growing trend in the United States and the pet industry continues to grow. Americans will spend $62.75 billion dollars on their pets this year and $5.4 billion on services such as boarding and grooming, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association.
Camp Canine’s commitment to saving homeless animals is a year-round endeavor, with several foster dogs always staying in their care while awaiting their forever homes. Since 2012, Camp Canine has hosted and helped find homes for over 150 homeless dogs, and their photos adorn the facility with a Rescue Dog Wall of Fame.
Dogs enjoying daycare at Camp Canine are grouped by size, age, activity and socialization levels and placed together in safe and fun play areas with access to outdoor walks throughout the day. The spacious overnight accommodations are used only for feeding and night-time sleeping or rest periods.
To ensure safety and a pleasant stay for all, dogs must be screened before visiting Camp Canine. The process includes an “interview” to assess temperament and social skills and a review of health records to make sure vaccinations are up to date.
Isenstein hasn’t looked back since leaving her lucrative job with Goldman Sachs: “I found a way to follow my passion when I purchased Camp Canine. I love caring for our clients’ beloved pets, and the good fortune of giving pets a second chance at life through our rescue and foster efforts.” And Isenstein doesn’t just sit on the sidelines. She recently returned from a trip to Puerto Rico with six homeless foster dogs in tow.
To sniff out more on Camp Canine, visit http://www.nycampcanine.com or or call (212) 787-3647.