A paradise for pups

. August 10, 2012.

People love their dogs. Whether it's expressed with outfits, a decorative bowl or a fanciful collar, their care is of the utmost importance to owners. Pups Paradise, a cage-free daycare and kennel facility recently opened on King Rd. in Sylvania, is a great new resource for pet owners. Ron and Becca DeLeeuw, both canine owners and certified dog lovers, saw a need for a facility where patrons could trust that their furry friends would have an active, enjoyable day. "We're cage-free — the dogs have to pass a temperament test and are separated according to size and age," said DeLeeuw. "People love their dogs. They're even beginning to have dogs before they have children." Pups Paradise boasts a washing station where pet owners can wash their dogs at any time, a "romper room" for indoor play and training, an outdoor space and spacious kennel rooms for overnight stays. "We're planning to add a no-leash dog park in the back of our building in the next few months," DeLeeuw explained. Formerly in healthcare administration, Ron now gets to indulge his passion for animals. If you're looking for a place where your pup can experience some tender, loving care, visit Pups Paradise, 3618 King Rd., Suite A-1, Toledo. 419-517-0150. www.apupsparadise.com.