On April 1, dogs will have a day care option in McPherson.

On April 1, dogs will have a day care option in McPherson.
Puppy Love, currently located at 534 Old U.S. Highway 81, will be moving to 1101 W. First Street at the beginning of next month. The larger space will allow for more services, including doggy day care and limited boarding.
“We're just expanding. We've run out of room where we are,” said Jenny Nordstrom, owner of Puppy Love.
Puppy Love has be at its current location for three years. It employs two groomers and one washer and offers grooming services for dogs and cats. Nordstrom said the decision to add day care and boarding came as a result of people looking for the services.
“There's not a doggy day care in McPherson,” Nordstrom said. “There's a need, so I've been told.”
The day care service, for dogs only, will watch people's dogs for the day while the owners are away. The cost per day will be between $12 and $17, depending on the dog's size and needs. Weekly and monthly discounted rates will also be available.
In order to participate, dogs will need up-to-date vaccinations and be on flea and tick prevention.
“We're really diligent on sanitation, and we want to make sure everything's covered,” Nordstrom said. “A lot of times, dogs get bored when they're home alone and tear things. Dogs like companionship. Even one day at a doggy day care takes the stress off the animal, and gives them a chance to socialize.”
The boarding service will eventually be open to dogs and cats. Nordstrom said she's going for an at-home feel, with bedrooms and music to make dogs comfortable.
“They'll have a little TV and fun things to do, and they'll be walked several times a day,” she said.
Possible activities and games include a ball pit and story time. Prices will be similar to those for the day care service.
“We're really excited to start a new adventure and spend more quality time with animals,” Nordstrom said.
For more information, call Puppy Love at 620-241-7877.