Shana Davis, owner of LV Dog Resort, grew up in Las Vegas just a few blocks down from our West Sahara and South Rainbow location.
“Growing up I would go to pet stores on a daily basis and play with the puppies literally everyday.. especially when i got my first car!”
After completing high school, Shana attended UNR for a few years preparing to become a veterinarian due to her love of animals. Ultimately, Shana transferred and graduated from UNLV in order to be closer to family and home.
After graduation, she began a separate business but soon realized that animals remained her great love in life (at the time, she had already saved 5 chihuahuas from less than ideal situations). During the years after college, she would do everything possible to help save any dog that she came across whether that meant: adopting them herself, helping to locate the owners of lost pups, or helping in the search for a loving home.
Then on Thanksgiving of 2008…
Shana flew out of town to go on a family vacation. She had never left her dogs at a dog boarding facility. “I had heard the stories about dog boarders and didn’t want that for my babies.” At the time, she only trusted her vet but knew that it still wouldn’t be the best situation. After a few days, Shana, who could no longer bear the thought of her dogs staying at a safe but secluded area, cut her family trip short to care for her 5 chihuahuas.
There had to be something better!
Having had great success with her initial business, Shana decided that it was time to pursue a new venture that she felt absolutely passionate about.
At this time I decided to buy a dog boarding facility and make sure that people could go on vacation and visit family and not worry about their babies being cared for properly while they were gone. I looked at every pet hotel and kennel in Las Vegas as a potential start. After looking at every facility I concluded that none of them were what I felt was needed in our community.
It’s been amazing since…
After realizing that in 2009, there weren’t any adequate dog boarding or pet hotels that could truly care for each guest as if they were their own, Shana started LV Dog Resort.
Big spacious and comfortable suites were at the top of the list because she knew that there was no way that a dog could enjoy staying at a boarding facility locked up in a cage most of the day. It has taken Shana 5 years to build such an amazing staff where each and every staff member are extremely loving of dogs and animals in general. Our staff love dogs so much they each have at least 4 of their own at home.
I attribute the success of LV Dog Resort to…
The reason I feel I have been so successful in this business is because I truly care about each and every dog. I understand every dog has its own special needs. Some dogs might not be dog friendly so they need staff to play with them, exercise them, and give them love. I take the role of mommy when their parents leave them with me and I do not hesitate for one second to take a baby to the vet if I think they do not feel well. I feel like that overly protective mommy who makes sure everyone is happy, eating well, safe, drinking enough water, that no other dogs are picking on them, and that they are having fun and enjoying their stay. I am so proud of LV Dog Resort and this pet hotel and being able to pursue this lifelong dream. Once a family comes to LV Dog Resort they never leave because they realize that leaving them with friends or family, doesn’t compare to us taking care of them as if they were our own.