Sit and Stay Pet Resort

While you're away, your best friend will play.





     Hi!  I'm Cassie Wood.  I've been apart of Sit & Stay three years before it was even a hole in the ground.  I've seen S&S prosper greatly from just four daycare dogs to what is now 60!  My parents are Tom and Patty; co-owners of S&S with Jim!  I have a beautiful 2 year old red lab named Bailey.  She's been a monster but that's why I consider her my baby girl.  I may only be 17, but I have more experience with dogs than an 80 year old, and I only plan to continue my journey with animals throughout my life time. Working at S&S has taught me great responsibility and I couldn't ask for better dogs, customers, co-workers, and owners!  It's a true blessing to work with amazing dogs that only continue to make life better with a smile each day.





Superior staff and service! Your dog will play all day and make new friends. open play, so your dog is not caged.


Jim and Christine Otto are co-owners of Sit and Stay Pet Resort with Tom and Patty Wood. Owning a business is nothing new to Jim. He has successfully owned a part time business for over 30 years and this year marks his 15 year anniversary as Owner/President of Allegiance Print and Promotion. Christine is employed by Appleton Public Schools as an Elementary School Counselor.

 

Jim and Christine became pet owners shortly after getting married in 1994, adopting Brewster from the Humane Society. Brewster was a beautiful Samoyed/Collie mix. Brewster became a loved part of the family until his passing in 2006 to liver cancer. Currently they own Indio, a Siberian husky, and Addy, a labradoodle.

 

Jim and Christine have two beautiful daughters that work at Sit and Stay Pet Resort when time allows.  Alexis is a freshman at UW Oshkosh, taking courses toward a Social Worker degree.  Sydney is finishing her senior year of high school at De Pere and will be attending the University of Nebraska, earning a Track and Field Scholarship.  She is currently undecided on a major.  Both have had family pets around their entire life. Both girls are extremely kind and compassionate towards the pets. They treat their pets like members of the family, which is what pets really are.


Left: Sydney


Right: Alexis

Our mission


At Sit and Stay Pet Resort our philosophy is to treat each and every dog as if it were our own. The entire Sit and Stay Pet Resort family believes it’s all about the dogs. Exercise and the ability to socialize with other dogs, is crucial for a dog to live a happy and healthy life.

A tired dog is a happy dog. While you are away on vacation, Sit and Stay is also a vacation spot for your furry friend. 


About Our Clinic

 

                                       Amy

Thanks for the smart, loving care you give Hoyt. We enjoy the peace of mind when he's with you. Keep up the good work.

Carol and Stewart


Meet Our Owners

 

About Sit and Stay


Tom and Patty Wood
Tom and Patty are married and have six children, two boys, and one girl, a Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever and a Papichon. Needless to say, the Wood household is a very energy-filled place to be. We love our children very much, but when we’re not home or on vacation, some of them need to be kenneled, and it’s not only of the human-kind that we’re talking about.
 
Penny, the Cocker Spaniel, is very much like our oldest, Ben. She is very subdued, and knows what she wants, and how to go about getting it. Ginger, our Lab, is very similar to Nick, our middle child. They are both very possessive about their toys, and don’t like to share very well. Paris, the Papichon, could be a clone of our daughter Cassie, if it weren’t for the four-legged thing going on. They both like to be spoiled and pampered a lot.
 
Patty has worked in the insurance field since 1980. She has many years experience in managing other adults in the workplace, as well as her family since getting married to Tom in 1982. She has the perfect disposition and personality to manage a business filled with very high-strung clientele. We’re talking about the dogs, not our human customers. While she isn’t totally thrilled about being a full-time handler, her office-managing skills are invaluable.
 
Tom’s family history, details a very strong entrepreneurial spirit, beginning with his
Grandparents, and passed down to his father and mother, aunts, uncles and siblings. He hopes that his own children will continue to follow this path. Ginger was a birthday gift to Tom in 2007. She has enormous energy, and training her was difficult because she couldn’t be tired out. It was apparent that she needed to be run, not walked, everyday before a training session could begin. She was walked/run twice a day, and was even trained to run on a treadmill, but it still wasn’t enough. And because Patty and Tom both worked and the kids were in school, she had to be kenneled most of the day.
 
The idea of building a daycare for dogs is not a new one. In fact, there are several very reputable facilities that already exist in the greater Green Bay area. But none exist in De Pere, specifically on the East side of the Fox River. The “convenience factor” is a major ingredient in the success of this type of business, especially in these tough economic times. The location, range of services and affordability are all key elements that were considered in the business plan.
 
Tom, Patty and partners Jim and Christine, decided that it just isn’t enough to offer daycare and boarding at an affordable price. All grooming sessions should include daycare services to enable the owner the flexibility of planning their day around the appointment. Their dog won’t just sit in a cage waiting to be picked up. Every opportunity to give the dog the exercise he/she needs shouldn’t be wasted.
 
Overnight boarding reservations will include all-day playtime in the daycare environment, from the time he/she is dropped off until they’re picked up. There will be no extra charge for this service. No specific pick-up times will be enforced. In fact, late pickup opportunities at no extra charge will be available for certain situations.
 
The most important aspect considered during the design phase of the facility, was laying out the outdoor play areas and Dog Park. Every effort was made to make use of the available 1.25 acres of land for off-leash running areas. The dog park is approximately one acre in size, and will include a 5,000 square foot fenced-in swimming area. It will be open to all registered guests of Sit and Stay Pet Resort for a nominal fee, which will be donated to the Bay Area Humane Society.
 
The entire Sit and Stay Pet Resort family believes it’s all about the dogs. Exercise and the ability to socialize with other dogs, is crucial for a dog to live a happy and healthy life.

Tom and Patty are married and have six children, two boys, and one girl, two Labrador Retrievers, and a Papichon.  Our human children have all left the house, leaving Tom and Patty the responsibility of taking care of the dogs.  Needless to say, there is never a dull moment in the Wood household.

 

Tom’s family history, details a very strong entrepreneurial spirit, beginning with his grandparents, and passed down to his father and mother, aunts, uncles and siblings.  He hopes that his own children will continue to follow this path. Ginger was a birthday gift to Tom in 2007.  She had enormous energy, and training her was difficult because she couldn’t be tired out.  It was apparent that she needed to be run, not walked, everyday before a training session could begin. 

 

The idea of building a daycare for dogs is not a new one.  In fact, there are several very reputable facilities that already exist in the greater Green Bay area.  But none existed in De Pere, specifically on the East side of the Fox River, until we opened in 2010.  The “convenience factor” is a major ingredient in the success of this type of business, especially in these tough economic times.  The location, range of services and affordability are all key elements that were considered in the business plan. 

 

Tom, Patty and partners Jim and Christine, decided that it just isn’t enough to offer daycare and boarding at an affordable price.  All grooming sessions should include daycare services to enable the owner the flexibility of planning their day around the appointment.  Their dog won’t just sit in a cage waiting to be picked up.  Every opportunity to give the dog the exercise he/she needs shouldn’t be wasted.

 

The most important aspect considered during the design phase of the facility, was laying out the outdoor play areas and dog park.  Every effort was made to make use of the available 1.25 acres of land for off-leash running areas.  The dog park is approximately one acre in size, and includes a 5,000 square foot fenced-in swimming area.  It will be open to all registered guests of Sit and Stay Pet Resort for a nominal fee. 

 

The entire Sit and Stay Pet Resort family believes it’s all about the dogs.  Exercise and the ability to socialize with other dogs, is crucial for a dog to live a happy and healthy life.  We are very proud to say that each and every dog brought into Sit and Stay Pet Resort is treated as family.

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