10/9/12 Boil Water Update

by admin | October 9th, 2012

10/9/12

We are open for business and have enough bottled water to make it through the boil water advisory!  Feel free to call with any questions or concerns.

Michelle

Isaac update 9/11/12

by admin | September 11th, 2012

…and we’re back!  We are open for boarding and grooming reservations.  Please call us at 504.304.4718 to schedule your reservation today!

Thanks to everyone for your patience during our rebuilding.

Michelle

Isaac post 09/05/2012

by admin | September 5th, 2012

We have made significant progress in getting the building ready!  We are currently taking a limited number of grooming clients through the rest of the week. We plan to fully open for all boarding and a full grooming schedule on Monday, September 10th.

We were hoping to open sooner, but we continue to lose power and phone lines, and we still do not have Internet service to the building (all of our software is web based).  We feel the safest way to move forward is to wait until we are sure the construction is complete and we have restored power, phones and Internet.  Thank you to everyone for your patience during this trying time.

Michelle

Isaac update 9/3/12

by admin | September 3rd, 2012

What a crazy couple of days!  We have been very busy making sure that all our client dogs got home after evacuation and taking care/finding foster homes for our rescues.  Here is a quick update on our progress.

Our contractor and drying team have been making amazing progress on the building.  We have a new facade and all the demo work on the inside of the building is complete.  We expect the dehumidifiers to be out tomorrow and for the new ceiling to be installed.  The plaster work on the facade will also begin tomorrow!  The ZP staff will begin cleaning the building tomorrow and getting the building ready for pets.  We hope to be open in a couple of weeks.

I want to personally thank everyone who has fostered one of our adoptables or offered to help us with the building.  I am overwhelmed with your generosity and hope to be able to repay your kindness soon.

Much love to Kim Dudek of Belladoggie and Dag’s house for providing me support.  Without her, I could not have gotten through this last week.

Many thanks to Dedire Wing of Canine Connection for offering to house our rescues while we rebuild.  I know Jiggy and Roscoe are having a blast on Tchoupitoulas!

Keep checking back for updates on our reopening.  I am hoping it is sooner than expected.  I miss seeing you and your pets!

Michelle

ISAAC UPDATE – 12:30 pm

by admin | August 30th, 2012

Michelle has checked out the building, and there is extensive water damage. We have contractors lined up to get the problems fixed; however, for the time being, we are unable to house pets. We will provide a re-opening date as soon as we have one. We would like to thank everyone again for your support, and look forward to seeing all of our returning customers soon!!

ISAAC UPDATE, 11:30 am, 08/30/12

by admin | August 30th, 2012

Michelle is on her way into the city to meet with the insurance adjuster and assess the damage to the building. We will provide another update later today. We will also be posting an album of our current rescues; with the damage to the building, we will be looking for fosters and permanent homes for them ASAP. Thank you to everyone for your support!!

Closed for Tropical Storm Issac

by admin | August 27th, 2012

Zeus’ Place is now closed in anticipation of Hurricane Issac. We will also be closed Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. Please check back here, Facebook and/or Twitter, to see if we are reopening Thursday or later.

If you need to cancel your reservations for Labor Day weekend, please email us at info@zeusplace.com.

Tropical Storm Issac

by admin | August 26th, 2012

Zeus’ Place is evacuating for Tropical Storm Issac due to the large number rescues we house. We are calling everyone who has their pet here to please make arrangements to have their pet picked up by noon, Monday, August 27. We will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Please monitor this web site, our Facebook page and/or Twitter for updates as to when we will reopen. If you call and cannot get through, please try again or you can email us at info@zeusplace.com. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome!

by admin | May 11th, 2011

08/26/2012

ZEUS’ PLACE ISAAC UPDATE @ 11:52AM

We are monitoring the progress of the storm, and have food, water, and generators on hand if needed. We will continue to follow the hurricane center updates so we may make an informed decision regarding potential evacuation. If your pets are currently boarding with us, please follow our Facebook posts, Twitter notifications (@Zeusplace), and/or website updates (www.zeusplace.com) for the latest information. Clients with concerns can reach us by phone at 504.304.4718 or by email at info@zeusplace.com.
Thanks!
Michelle

 

7/20/12

The weather may be bad outside today, but all Zeus’ Place pets are high and dry!  There is no street flooding on Freret.  Please feel free to call or email if you are concerned about your pet during the bad weather today.

5/9/12

What a busy year already!  We are gearing up for an even busier summer.  To ensure a spot, be sure to book your reservations as soon as you know you are leaving town.  Please read over our hurricane evacuation policy and be prepared to fill it out upon arrival during hurricane season.

Please check out our ‘for adoption’ link and email us at info@zeusplace.com if you are interested in any of these awesome pets!

Michelle

Click Here to Meet the ZP staff via a quick YouTube video!

9/2/11

Here’s a quick update for our vacationing clients! All the ZP pets are doing fine with the the rain from TS Lee. It has mostly been a steady drizzle all day. All the dogs were able to go out and run in the backyard as they would on any normal day. There is no flooding and the wind in minimal right now! I’ll keep y’all updated!. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions.

5/11/11

Want to learn a little bit more about the people who make up Zeus’ Place.  Here we are!  You can also click this link if you don’t use Flash.

Click Here to Meet the ZP staff via a quick YouTube video!

Michelle

3/01/11

We’ve been pretty busy around Zeus’ Place.  We have been refinishing the floors, replacing the fence in the backyard and sprucing up the building for all our spring break and summer boarders!  Our new sign will be installed on the front of the building in a couple of weeks and it looks awesome!

We are so very happy to welcome Rob Coleman back to Zeus’ Place.  It is good to have him home.  I swear, all the pets love Rob.  I think he carries treats in his pockets at all times!

It is getting hot outside.  Remember to book your dog’s summer shave down to keep them cool and comfortable.

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

Michelle

11/20/10

ATTN ZP CLIENTS:  We have enough bottled water in the building to give to all the pets in our care until the boil water advisory ban is lifted.  Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.  Thanks!  Michelle

10/12/10

We would like to thank all of our customers who voted us ‘Best Place To Board Your Pet’ for the 4th year in a row in Gambit Weekly’s Best Of New Orleans 2010 Reader’s Poll!  We also placed 2nd in ‘Best Place To Have Your Pet Groomed!  We truly enjoy taking care of your pets!

The holidays are just around the corner.  Be sure to book early to reserve your spot!

Michelle

8/31/10

Wow!  What an amazing summer.  It was great to see all our ‘summer visitors’ again.

We have some exciting news.  We are offering Saturday grooming until mid-October.  There is limited availability for Saturday grooming, so book your appointment early!

Speaking of booking early, it is not too early to book for the holiday season.  Our suites are usually booked by October.  If you know you are leaving town, give us a call!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day.

Michelle

7/26/10

We are so glad that TD Betty fell apart before it hit shore.  This last weekend was a great rehearsal for the real thing.  We are prepared at Zeus’ Place to evacuate as soon as the hurricane warnings are posted.  As a pet owner, you should be prepared to evacuate with you pet(s).  In your hurricane evacuation pack, you should include your pets(s) most current vaccine records, name and phone number of your vet, microchip number for your pet(s), enough food to last a week, any medications your pet may need, heartworm preventative, flea preventative, toys and treats.  Having these items ready to go will make your evacuation much easier.  Remember that if you are evacuating with a cat, buy a crate for your cat that is big enough to hold a litter pan.  You will not be sorry 🙂

Thanks!
Michelle

7/22/10

Attn ZP clients. We are closely watching TD Bonnie. At present time, we have no plans to evacuate for this storm. We have generators, fresh water and food in place to last over 96 hours. We will continue to post updates as this storm gets closer.  Please feel free to call us at 504.304.4718 with any questions.

Thanks.

Michelle

6/14/10

What a great Spring!  The pets and staff enjoyed playing in the backyard during the mild days.

Now that we are in the full heat of summer, we will change up our routine a little.  To avoid overheating, the dogs will get shorter, but more frequent play times outside.  All pets are closely monitored to ensure their safety and comfort while in our care.

If you have driven down Freret Street in the last couple of months, you may have noticed some changes to the outside of the building.  We have painted and added an awning to the front of the building.  Be on the look out for more changes to come soon!  We always seem to be growing to keep up with our demand for boarding and grooming.

We have just entered hurricane season.  All pets who board with us during hurricane season will be required to have a current, signed evacuation policy on file.  You can find a copy of this policy on website under the ‘hurricane evacuation policy’ link.

In the event of an evacuation, you can find pet friendly hotels in the following links: www.dogfriendly.com,www.petswelcome.comwww.marriott.com.  Make sure you travel with an updated copy of your pet’s vaccination records.  Much like humans, pets get stressed during travel.  To ensure their safety, please make sure they are microchipped and that the chip is registered with your current phone number.  It is also a good idea to have an ID tag on your pet’s collar.  You can purchase an ID tag at Petco or Wal-Mart for $7.  That ID makes all the difference in the world when you pet is running loose in unfamiliar territory.

We fill up quickly during the summer months.  Please be sure to book your reservations as soon as you know you are leaving town!

I wish everyone a happy, safe and fun summer!

Michelle

We are collecting fur to make booms for the recent oil spill in the gulf. I will be delivering the fur to the collection boxes for www.matteroftrust.com at the Ritz on Friday afternoons. If you would like to donate fur or nylons to the cause, bring them to Zeus’ Place and I’ll include it in our weekly donations!

Dr. Jessica will bring her mobile vet clinic to Zeus’ Place on Friday, May 14th. Call 504.224.1996 to make an appointment!

Summer is booking fast. Be sure to make your reservations as soon as you know you are leaving town.

Thanks!

Michelle

A note to clients from Michelle….

Hi! I am Michelle Ingram and I own Zeus’ Place. I would like to share a couple of things about Zeus’ Place. We encourage socialization and play time for dogs who thrive on companionship. We find that exercise and play time decreases stress while in a kennel environment and make the dogs happier. Our staff asks clients, when they drop their pets off, if they like other dogs and would like them to play with others while outside.

We want your pet to be as comfortable as possible while in our care. We welcome all bedding and toys from home. We ask that anything you bring fits inside a normal washing machine, since we wash everything everyday. We ask owners not to bring their pets’ most prized possessions. With all the excitement, dogs can sometimes chew things that they would not normally chew at home.

We have over 20 webcams through out the building and backyard. Unfortunately, due to the logistics of the building, the cameras do not cover every kennel. Any pet staying with us can be on a webcam at any given time. If you call the main business line (504.304.4718) at any time during business hours, we will bring your pet in front of a web cam so that you can see them.

All dogs get a minimum of 4 off-leash outside times per day in our full 30 X 120 secured lot. This time is either spent with other dogs playing or alone with staff. During the hotter summer months, the dogs’ out times are shorter in length, but greater in frequency. We don’t want any dogs to get overheated while playing outside.

Our PlayPen has 2 cameras on it. The play pen is used for well socialized dogs that come in for daycare. Often times we will put our longer term boarders in there so that they are not kenneled for their entire stay. If they get tired or overwhelmed, we move them to another kennel for rest time.

Most dogs do leave Zeus’ Place a little more tired than normal. We spend our days playing with them and running them in and out. While in their kennels during the day, they enjoy chewing on their toys or watching the dogs pass in front of their kennel. If you work a normal 8 – 5 day, your dog probably spends his time sleeping and waiting for your to come home. They typically use up more energy while staying at Zeus’ Place than they do when they are at home. Most regular clients enjoy their day or two of rest after picking up their pet!

I would like everyone to know that I have an open door policy at Zeus’ Place. Anyone can walk through the entire building at any time while we are open (8:30 – 5:30, 7 days a week). We are at 4601 Freret Street, New Orleans, 2 blocks off Naploeon Ave., towards Loyola and Tulane Universities. Click here for a map

I want you and your pet’s stay at Zeus’ Place to be happy and enjoyable. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please tell any Zeus’ Place worker who is there. You can also email me at info@zeusplace.com. If you prefer, please free to call me at 504.231.7865.

Thank you.

Michelle Ingram

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