We create a safe and fun environment for your furry friends …
A Dog’s Best Friend (formerly “A Dog’s Life”) has been serving our canine friends and their owners since 2000. Our staff is focused on creating a safe and active environment for the dogs. The dogs love our newly renovated play areas, some with K9 Turf. There are always lots of toys and staff to play with, making our facilities an ideal place to take your best friend.
Dog Gurus Member
Our off-leash playgroups are focused on fun and the well-being of your dog. Providing a safe, positive social play experience for your pet is our priority. We are committed to understanding group dog behavior and educating all our staff on safe and humane management techniques. During play your dog benefits physically from exercise and mentally from obedience games. We are proud members of The Dog Gurus, the best educational resource available on off-leash dog play, and have taken their Dog Play Safety Pledge as our commitment to keeping your dog safe.
A Dog’s Best Friend is proud to be the first doggy daycare in Clark County to offer K9 Turf! There are many benefits to the turf:
- Dogs stay significantly cleaner
- Dogs’ joints and pads enjoy the benefits of a soft, natural-feeling surface (especially nice for older or rehabilitating dogs).
- Green grass looks great and is a natural fit for dog play and elimination areas.
We’re very happy with the outcome and the dogs seem to LOVE the new yard! The product and installation was done by Cascade Greens in Portland.
Meet Our General Manager, Jaime Ross
Jaime Ross has lived in Vancouver, Washington for over 25 years. Her early career was spent in an administrative capacity. Because of her superb organizational skills (doing at least 50 things at once), when her former employer purchased the day care centers in 2011, Jaime was the perfect choice to become General Manager.
Since then, the daycare has been revitalized, remodeled, and has won awards for its compassionate daycare, grooming and boarding services. Jaime puts her heart and soul into making sure both daycare locations are at the top of their game. She oversees the day to day operations and works to keep a healthy relationship with all of the clients. Jaime has undergone intensive training to get to know all things “dog.” This includes training, behavior, some grooming skills, and her passion … animal nutrition.
Growing up, Jaime had an overwhelming fear of dogs; so she truly never understood the human-animal bond until Gigi joined the Ross family. If you’re A Dog’s Best Friend client, you’ve probably met Gigi, the Bouvier, in the lobby or watched her take part in new client evaluations. Gigi showed Jaime how to love an animal. When not managing the daycares, you can find Jaime, her husband, and 9 year old son, Gracen, camping and spending time at the lake. Over the past 3 years, Gigi has brought so much joy to the Ross family and she and Gracen have become inseparable. Gigi spends just about every day monitoring the daycares and is always at Jaime’s side.