Little Yellow Bus Spotted Picking Up Dogs To Take Them To Doggy Day Care

Good Hands Boarding Kennels uses a little yellow school bus to pick up its doggy daycare clients. The bus rides around the streets of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to pick up its clients whose owners can’t bring them in personally.

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Rachel Haggett and her partner Wayne Devoe founded Good Hands Boarding Kennels in October 2011. They decided to model their doggy dare care after the schools of human children. “I figured since we all love our dogs like our kids, it would be fitting,” Haggett said.

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The school-themed doggy daycare and boarding facility generally has 15–30 dogs in its care at a time. However, they needed a way to transport its canine clients to school. That is when they found the little yellow bus for sale online. “We almost bought a cube van, but when I saw this little bus online, I could just picture the dogs in it,” Haggett said. “We had to have it.”

They have only been using the bus for about a month, and it has been a huge success. “Most people use the bus because they get called into work and can’t make our business hours,” Haggett said. “Some people just use it because of the convenience of it, or they don’t like to drive in winter.”

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The dogs are safely placed in crates while they ride along while the bus can transport up to 10 dogs at a time. It leaves an hour before the daycare opens to pick up pups, and drops them off at home an hour after the daycare closes.

doggy day care bus

Some dog parents really get into the school spirit! They even send their dogs to daycare with a backpack, containing snacks or lunch for the puppies who are still eating three meals a day, and even a blanket for naptime.

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Once dogs get to Good Hands, they start the day by greeting a friend…

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…or take a quick potty break.

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Then it’s on to one of the many activities at the daycare, such as two trampolines (lowered for safety)…

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…a seesaw…

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…a ball pit…

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…tetherball…

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…fetch with a giant slingshot…

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…and even a swimming pool.

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“One of my favorite days was the opening of our swimming pool,” Haggett said. “The dogs loved it so much. They love when we get something new.”

The dogs love to celebrate holidays and birthdays, which is extra special for pups in boarding whose owners are away.

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“It’s especially nice when families are away for Christmas and they can watch a video of their dog getting a present Christmas morning,” Haggett said.

Just like any good school, the pups learn how to take turns…

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…share…

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…and get along with the unlikeliest of friends.

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