Laura Larkin remembers well the first time she saw her dog Daisy almost seven years ago. Laura was at the Kentucky Humane Society looking for a pet to adopt.
"It was her color that initially caught my eye, and when I met her, she jumped up and kissed me," says Laura.
"I recognized her curious, playful behavior from when I had Labs growing up—and I knew I had to have her."
Daisy was just over a year old when she came to live with Laura. Still a puppy, Daisy had a lot of energy to burn. After reading an article about the Kentucky Humane Society's Pet Resorts, Laura brought her bouncy, ball-loving Daisy to Doggie Daycare at the Eastpoint Pet Resort.
"I wanted her to be able to have fun and get some exercise when I was at work, and I didn't want to worry about leaving her outside," says Laura.
Daisy is now a regular guest at Eastpoint and comes for both boarding and daycare.
"She likes to sit up at the front desk. She thinks she works there," says Laura. "I never have to worry because she knows everyone there and she knows the routine."
Routines are very important to Daisy. Recently, Daisy and Laura went to a pet psychic, who told Laura that she does an excellent job setting Daisy's schedule.
"I also found out that those sad hungry looks are just a ploy for extra food," says Laura with a laugh.
The Eastpoint Pet Resort staff love the weekly visits from Daisy and are happy to keep her in her routine.
"Daisy just loves Mark, who manages the resort," says Laura.
"She can't wait to get there so she can have Mark take her out for her morning walk."
Laura loves the excellent care Daisy receives at the Eastpoint Pet Resort. She also appreciates that all proceeds from the Kentucky Humane Society's two pet resorts support KHS' lifesaving mission. In fact, the Pet Resorts contribute about $350,000 annually for the needy homeless pets KHS takes in.
As KHS community programs director Justine Saudan explains, "What sets us apart from other pet resorts are our experienced staff members who uphold our mission. The Kentucky Humane Society advocates for the lifelong companions that our shelters offer—and at our Pet Resorts, we pride ourselves in understanding the unique needs of each pet and his or her owner."
To reflect their unique mission, the two resorts have adopted a new slogan, '"Mission Driven. Pet Approved."
"It's just another way to get the word out about just how great the KHS community is," says Justine.