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All American Pet Resorts Royal Oak Amenities

  • Pet Care - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Outdoor Play Yard - 21,000 sq. ft. of clean, dry sport turf
  • Indoor Play Area - 10,000 sq. ft. of comfortable & resilient flooring
  • Webcams with unrestricted access
  • Air exchanged every 20 minutes
  • Custom sanitation system
  • Geriatric Care Specializing in everything from extra medications & bedding to mobility assistance.
  • Weight Management Program Together we work to reduce your dog’s weight for his overall health. Ask us for details.
  • Puppy Programs Special attention, handling & socialization to become good canine citizens & family members.
  • Completely climate controlled
  • Lobby Hours:
    • Mon. - Sat: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sun: Noon to 7 p.m.

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Meet Andy, the Therapy Dog

Racing through the lobby and bursting through the door to the Caribbean Room, Andy, the four-year-old yellow Labrador retriever with the nickname “Mr. Boy” has been a regular daycare visitor at All-American Pet Resort Royal Oak since he was a seven-month old puppy. 

A therapy dog registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc., Andy visits All-American Pet Resort twice weekly to play and burn off some of that Labrador retriever energy after visiting hospitals, nursing homes and libraries each week.  Together with his owner, Jane Alkon, this nationally registered pet-handler team has brought comfort and happiness to patients at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, provided pet therapy to residents at the Fleischman Residence Memory Care Unit and been available for children to read to him at local libraries for over three years.

Andy was a natural when it came to pet therapy, beginning his work at the age of just    six-months while visiting Jane’s father who was a patient at Beaumont Hospital.  At ease and confident in the hectic hospital environment, it was obvious to Jane that Andy could have a great pet therapy career ahead.  Excited to venture forth and delighted at the prospect of being able to share her dog with others, Jane continued Andy’s obedience training and embarked upon a mission to expose Andy to lots of people in lots of settings, in the hopes that he could become a nationally registered therapy dog and give service in virtually any facility that had a pet therapy need.

“It’s been fantastic having a therapy dog and being able to help people simply by sharing my incredible dog,” says Jane.  “Although you’d never know it when Andy zooms into “school” as I call his daycare visits to All-American Pet Resort, once he’s wearing his pet therapy vest, Andy is calm and gentle.  He never fails to give people exactly what they need.  Andy patiently lets everyone who needs a bit of therapy and love to have their turn petting and cuddling him.

I had no idea when I got him as an 8-week old puppy that he would be a therapy dog.  That was absolutely not my goal.  But he is amazing.  The experiences I have had with him have been wonderful and so gratifying.  I’m really lucky.  He was really made for this work.”

In addition to his visits at hospitals and nursing facilities, Andy is the Reading Dog at the Huntington Woods Library.  Jane established the “Reading with Andy” program and she  and Andy visit each week as kids come to read stories to him and hang out with this very special dog. As Jane explains,  “Achieving almost rock star status, the kids yell, “There’s Andy!” as we walk into the Library. The entire staff at the Huntington Woods Library has been incredible and so welcoming. The reading program is amazing because it allows kids to have this fantastic experience of reading one-on-one to a dog.  The whole purpose of the national Canine R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) is to enable a child to read aloud to a dog in the hopes of improving their literacy, self-esteem and self-confidence.  Andy listens to their stories without judgment.  The kids aren’t corrected or criticized.  It is a positive experience for them to simply enjoy reading to a patient dog and calmly pet Andy as they read.  The kids love it, Andy loves it and I love it.”

Jane and Andy are always on the go, whether it’s going for walks, going on errands or making the pet therapy rounds.  It’s easy to see why All-American Pet Resort is a regular stop for this busy Labrador retriever! As Jane says, “I was thrilled to discover this place!  Andy needs to race around and have fun and release some of that energy that he has to keep in check when he’s working as a therapy dog. I can’t do for him what he can get from a day of playing and socializing with dogs at “school.” Everyone is absolutely fantastic; super accommodating, it’s clean, pleasant, well-run. Five minutes from my house, All-American Pet Resort is a total lifesaver for me. And, my dog is happy when he is dropped off and happy when he is picked up. Excellent!”       

If you’d like to learn more about Jane and Andy, visit her website take a look at her books about Andy. Her first book, “Mr. Boy”, is a touching and heartfelt book about Andy as a puppy and is filled with wonderful photographs and stories of the crazy puppy antics of this yellow Labrador retriever.   Following the success of “Mr. Boy,” Jane released “The Remarkable Mr. Boy”, a first-hand look at the world of pet therapy, with stories of real-life visits and the lives that Jane and Andy have touched. 

The books are available either through Jane’s website,, or by leaving a message for Jane at the All-American Pet Resort front desk.