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This was Wags N Wiggles’ first pool party for their dogs, but they are expecting to plan more parties later this summer, she said.
It is “extremely important” to keep dogs cool during the summer because some breeds can not be be out in the heat very long, Fazio said.
According to the National Weather Service, the high for Monday was near 90 degrees.
“Water is a cooling agent and it cools them right down, right away,” Fazio said.
The pool party was also an opportunity for the dogs to socialize with each other.
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“It is so important for the dogs to be socialized at a young age with other dogs and learn how to get along,” Fazio said.
She added that daycare for dogs is just starting to “take off.” Her facility has been serving the Springfield area for five years.
“When you pick up your dog from daycare at the end of the day - you’re tired from working and they’re tired from daycare,” Fazio said. “It just makes for a better dog because they don’t stay home and tear things up, get destructive or get anxiety from being left alone.”
Wags N Wiggles, located at 715 N. Bechtle Ave., provides dog daycare, boarding, grooming and training services. For more information, search for Wags N Wiggles on Facebook or call 937-504-7075.