Sitting down with Patrick Hall, owner
How did your business begin?
Dog Daze opened in 1996. I purchased the business in 2006 and moved to our current Veterans Road location in 2012. Our new location allowed us to provide our clients with the most outdoor space possible in the city of Columbia.
What differentiates your business from other specialists in the field?
Dog Daze is the oldest doggie daycare facility in the Midlands. We are also one of the few daycare and boarding facilities that has a full-time dog trainer. We have a highly experienced staff who knows how to take care of all types dogs, from a small teacup Yorkie to a giant Great Dane. We also offer free evaluations and demonstrations for dog training.
How do you keep up with the latest advances in your field?
I attend workshops and seminars all over the country, allowing me to keep in touch with fellow dog professionals by sharing new ideas and methods.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you or your business?
Our business runs everyday, because dogs need to be cared for in all types of weather and during anytime of year. I have spent many days working on holidays and during inclement weather. Every dog is taken care of to the best of our abilities. We accept all breeds of dogs for any of our services. All dogs get to enjoy the large spacious yards with green grass and plenty of shade.