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By Patricia Lilliston

People go to work; children go to school; why shouldn’t dogs have a place to go for socialization and exercise?” remarks Jessica Wolfe, owner of the Sniff Shack, doggy daycare and boarding facility located at 5300 W. 44th Ave., in Mountain View.

With a love for dogs and a desire to invest locally, the idea for the Sniff Shack was launched. “We discovered Mountain View welcomed our idea and was flexible in permitting

our desired concept to develop,” noted Jessica.

On Oct. 1 the business will celebrate its two-year anniversary with a furry clientele of 1,500 canines, an average of 50 dogs served daily, and 24 staff members.

“We like to pamper our boarders,” stated Jessica. Scheduled runs, walks and dog hikes are services provided by the Sniff Shack. In addition, baths, hair and nail trims, and frozen peanut butter with bacon yoghurt treats are featured options for pet parents. Soon a monthly membership into the scrub club will be offered. The Sniff Shack schedules a six-week-long dog training session on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

In addition to a written daily report card, a 24-hour video surveillance camera allows the pet parent to observe day and night the four-legged family member. “The video provides a transparency that dog owners appreciate,” reflects Jessica.

“We always want to give back to the community,” affirms Jessica. Therefore, special events hosted by the Sniff Shack have allowed contributions for free daycare or boarding to various animal organizations and monetary donations to non-profit associations.

To welcome new clients, the Sniff Shack offers a 25 percent discount for one service to Neighborhood Gazette readers who mention this article.

Visit the Sniff Shack at or call 303-941-3835 for hours, additional service information and reservations.