April 3, 2020
Staff at doggy day care say ‘Thank you’ to 1st responders with offer: ‘We want to be here to help them’
MENOMONEE FALLS — During the COVID-19 outbreak, many on the front lines work tireless hours. It makes it very difficult to get pets their full attention at home. Now, one luxury pet resort and doggy day care is saying “Thank you” by offering some relief.
“We know that the first responders, the nurses and the healthcare workers are working so hard during the day and they have pets and they come home and they’ve got those little blue eyes or those brown eyes and that wagging tail that says, ‘Hey, take me for a walk,'” said Denise Follett, of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital, Exotic Care and Luxury Pet and Doggy Day Care.
While first responders and health care workers fight the spread of COVID-19, Brook-Falls Pet Resort and Doggy Day Care shows appreciation by offering up to five either half or full days of free doggy daycare. The day is full of fun, games, and interaction for the pups.
“We know that it is a hard job, and we know what dedication it takes and so we identify with them and think that that would be the best way that we could help,” Follett said.
As those on the front lines take care of others, the staff takes care of their furry friends. The goal is to allow those emergency workers time to relax while making sure the animals get emotional support too.
“We want to be here to help them so do that we don`t come out three months from now or another month from now and we do have dogs with separation anxiety,” Follett said.
Staff members hope more people will take advantage of the offer. But they also remind pet owners if you are feeling sick, have someone else take care of your four-legged friend.
The plan, for now, is to keep this program open until the end of April. If you would like to enroll in this program, CLICK HERE.
January 31, 2020
TMJ4 Covers Brook-Falls Pet Resort & Doggy Day Care Grand Opening!
Luxury Pet Resort opening in Menomonee Falls
MENOMONEE FALLS — When you take a vacation your pet can too. A luxury pet resort is set to open on Feb. 1 in Menomonee Falls.
“So you might have a boat that does what you need it to do and gets you where you want to go and keeps you out of the water but you can also have a luxury yacht,” Dr. Densie Follett of the new Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort, said.
This new luxury yacht of pet boarding facilities is an extension to the current Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital.
What makes it luxury, though?
Depending on the package you buy, your pet could have a sizeable suite with a toddler-sized bed to sleep on. They also have their own cameras owners can watch to see how their pet is doing. Plus, there is a TV in each suite for the dog to watch.
“It’s something that’s comforting and familiar to the dog as is television. Having something on in the background, they know it from home, so we want to make it as much like home as we can,” Dr. Follett said.
Luxury accommodations mean luxury prices. A stay in the 8×8 doggy deluxe suite is $73/night. They have canine facilities from 3×6 to 7×8 ranging between $40 and $57/night. For our feline friends, prices range from $27 to $37. All these prices vary when you factor in additional amenities and services.
Plus, there is a senior center with brand new couches the dogs can rest on. The facility also takes in exotic animals.
While you are away, staff will play with your dog in a large “enrichment area.”
“Nose work or other type puzzle games. Some balancing. Some agility those types of things. It’s more for the whole body and mind as well,” Dr. Follett said.
Think of it as a private school for dogs.
Dr. Follett said she knows all this is a little extra.
“You don’t really need it.”
However, if you can give your pet a nicer stay while you’re on vacation yourself, why not?
“People want to know as they go away their pets are having the same good time as they might be having,” she said.
Because if you are staying a nice hotel, you might as well put your pet up in the pFURster too.
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October 30, 2019
New luxury pet resort coming to menomonee falls, WI
Having pets wait all day for their owners to return home from work — possibly bored and getting into trouble — could be stressful for pets and owners alike.
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care Inc. is aiming to solve that problem with its new Luxury Pet Resort & Doggy Day Care at N48 W14850 W. Lisbon Road.
The clinic hopes to have the facility open by the end of the year, according to veterinarian Denise Follett. Reservations will likely begin in January, she added.
She said that the doggy day care will be similar to the Montessori School she attended as a child: The dogs will be learning in a fun and engaged way, and will also have increased environmental stimulation. Read Entire Article.
June 27, 2019
Sweet release: Hawk stuck in power line rescued by WE Energies worker
WASHINGTON COUNTY — After a near-death experience with a power line, a red-tailed hawk was released back into the wild. The hawk’s talon got stuck in a utility pole. It wouldn’t have survived without a whole lot of help. On Thursday, June 27, the bird was released and the man who saved it was there to say goodbye.
After 31 years on the job, We Energies worker Rick Guetzke is pretty good at avoiding shocks. However, back in May, he came face to face with a red-tailed hawk that was dangling upside down, 35 feet in the air from a live power line. Read Entire Report
June 5, 2019
Brook-Falls Warns Pet Owners About Disease-Carrying Ticks
News Anchor: Flea and tick season is starting in Wisconsin as the weather improves, and that can create problems for our pets. Heartworm and Lyme disease are often hard to spot at first. It can even be harder to avoid areas where ticks and fleas can spread the diseases. Ones that we spoke with says the threat underlines the importance of annual check-ups.
Dr. Follett: Often, we see dogs who have been exposed, and it may not be that they have the disease right then. We’ll do a couple other tests to look at them, but it could be that we can talk more about flea and tick prevention for them.
News Anchor: Vets do recommend yearly visits, but if your pet is a rescue, it may be a good idea to have multiple check-ups and also those heartworm tests.
May 13, 2019
Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort Breaking Ground
Menomonee Falls-based Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care Inc. in early April broke ground for its new luxury pet resort and doggy daycare facility. Located at N48 W14850 W. Lisbon Road in Menomonee Falls, the 12,000-plus-square-foot facility is being built by Jackson-based Design 2 Construct Development Corp. and will be owned and operated by the animal hospital.
The resort will feature suites – not cages – for boarding; special housing units for birds, small mammals and exotic pets; a senior center for older dogs; two indoor and two outdoor exercise areas; and large private cat condos with a view of the outdoors.
April 4, 2019
Veterinary clinic to expand, offering luxury pet resort
The addition, which will triple the clinics’ size, will not only include a boarding facility for dogs, cats and exotic animals, but also a dog daycare, said Denise Follett, veterinarian and Brook-Falls co-owner.
“It’s not just the typical doggy daycare, we’re actually going to have some enrichment programs going on,” Follett said. “It’s like a Montessori school for your dog.”
Follett said the dog kennels will have glass on the ceilings that allow for natural light and glass doors, which allow employees to check on pets at all times. However, the kennels will be divided by stone walls for privacy, she added.
March 23, 2019
Brook-Falls vet hospital gives medical care to injured sandhill crane
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care, Inc.works with the wildlife rehabilitation groups like the Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. This past December an injured adult sandhill crane was taken to Brook-Falls.
After carefully examining the bird and taking x-rays, Brook-Falls veterinarian Dr. Molly Lien discovered a critical injury to its left shoulder and a dislocated left elbow, according to a press release. Unfortunately, because of the seriousness of the injuries, the crane cannot be released back to its natural habitat outside of Richfield, Wisconsin.