Store: K9 Loft

Los Angeles

  • Location: Echo Park, California
  • Website: k9loft.com

092508dog-05.jpgWe love going to K9 Loft (which fortunately for us, is in the neighborhood). Not only does our pooch, Mayor, love running around the ginormous space, it's fun for us too. We spend our time watching all of the pups at play at doggy day care. This small feat is made possible by a huge wrap-around looking glass wall--how neat! Find out all the cool things K9 Loft has to offer after the jump...

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K9 Loft is the creation of Gil Dan, Alex Sabouri, and Michelle Zoryan DVM--childhood friends who share a life-long passion for dogs. While searching for daycare for their Vizsla puppy Lola, they came up with the idea of creating a clean modern dog daycare facility that was both aesthetically pleasing and functional. With an eye to design and functionality, the creators of K9 Loft spared no expense. K9 Loft's distinctive style was the creation of LA designer Chris de Simone. Its services include: daycare, grooming, pick-up and drop-off service, non-anesthetic dental cleaning, and training.

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Alex tells me that their style is sleek, modern and most importantly clean and safe! We love the openness of the space--reminds us of a huge loft that would be downtown, complete with hardwood floors and enormous windows that make the space feel even bigger.

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When we asked Alex what his customers like the most about K9 Loft he says enthusiastically, "The webcam in the daycare area! People love the idea of being able to watch their dogs playing in daycare while they are at work." If we ever had to drop our little guy off at daycare, we'd absolutely get a kick out of seeing him play with his friends. Alex also tells us that, "when people first walk into K9 Loft they are always so surprised that it is a dog daycare facility. The sleek, modern design and the lack of any dog odor is not what most people associate with a dog daycare facility. We are always being told that K9 Loft is unlike other doggie daycare." We also found out that K9 Loft offers DNA testing for those of you that have ever wondered what breed your dog is.

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Since K9 Loft is Echo Park's premiere five-star dog facility we had to know what their biggest indulgence is. Alex told us that their air recycling system is by far the biggest indulgence. He mentions that "the costly system is an essential part of keeping a clean and odor free facility. It constantly expels the interior air and brings in fresh clean air from the outside. It is why our facility does not smell like a doggie daycare." Since we're a big fan of pampering our animals, we love the fact that K9 Loft goes above and beyond of what is expected from a dog care facility.

(Thanks K9 Loft!)