LOVE LOCAL: Why Dr. Abbey Takes Her Pooch To A Dog’s Day Away

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Last month, we launched our new Love Local feature on our website, with a goal to share our most loved local businesses in and around South Shore and Southeast Massachusetts.

Each month, we’ll take the opportunity to highlight what our team loves about this business and why we believe it deserves a shout-out.

Every one of us here at South Shore Hearing Center feels blessed to be a part of such a diverse community, and we’re lucky to have so many great relationships with our patients who share their love for this place, too.

For this month’s Love Local highlight, I can’t wait to tell you all about this fantastic business that has truly been of great service to me – A Dog’s Day Away.

I have been a customer at A Dog’s Day Away for 3 and a half years now! I really can’t imagine life without this place.

It is a wonderful and loving doggie daycare, only for dogs that are under 30 lbs.

Unlike other doggy daycares, I don’t have to worry that my small dog is going to interact with a large dog that may play too rough.

The dog handlers are amazing.

They are pet CPR and first aid certified, which gives me complete peace of mind when I leave my gorgeous pup, Crosby, there each day.

It’s such a fun place for the pups to enjoy while their owners are away at work or busy for the day.


They do a themed photo shoot every month where they take an adorable photo of each dog individually and post them on Facebook.

In January, the theme was Winter Wonderland and in February, the theme was Valentine’s.

Take a look at how adorable Crosby looks in his Valentine’s photo shoot!

I can’t wait to see what theme they hold next month.

Why Is A Dog’s Day Away So Special?


The loving care that my dog gets is wonderful.  The fact that they only cater for dogs under 30 lbs. is definitely a big deal for me – I can leave Crosby there for the day and not worry that he might feel intimidated or get injured.

At the end of each day, the great staff lets us know how Crosby’s day was.

It feels like I’m dropping my dog off at preschool!

The dogs get great social interaction and exercise in a controlled area while we’re away at work. 

There is one big space indoors and a big area outdoors. The staff is incredible, as they take all precautions to keep the dogs safe and happy. 

If you have a small pup like Crosby that needs taking care of while you’re busy in the day, then this is the place!

A Dog’s Day Away truly is a home away from home for your pup, and I can’t recommend them enough.

Head to the website to fill out an application and schedule a reservation. You can book and pay online for convenience too.

There is also a contact form on their website should you have any questions.

I hope your pup enjoys it as much as my Crosby!


Do you have a local business that deserves to be spotlighted for next month’s Love Local feature? Then email – we would love to hear about it!

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Abigail S. Keller, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Abigail S. Keller was raised in Burlington, VT. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing with a minor in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2002, and completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2007. Dr. Keller fulfilled her doctoral externship at South Shore Hearing Center in 2006-2007. Dr. Keller’s specialties are diagnostic audiology, amplification, and assessment of balance disorders in adults. Dr. Keller is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Audiology and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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