Boxing Great Jackie Kallen Joins Forces with Orchard Lake Pet Resort
First Lady of Boxing Jackie Kallen has joined forces with Southfield-based Orchard Lake Pet Resort (OLPR) to increase public awareness on the dire need for pet owners to understand the importance of professional grooming, pet safety and the urgent need for pet adoption.
Kallen’s dynamic career includes management of numerous champion boxers and inclusion in The World Boxing Hall of Fame, The California Boxing Hall of Fame and The Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. She is the first and only female to penetrate the male-dominated sport as an influential and powerful voice. Hollywood was quick to acknowledge her accomplishments with the release of the autobiographical movie, Against the Ropes, starring actress Meg Ryan.
Kallen’s association with the owner of Orchard Lake Pet Resort (formerly Groomingtails) began over 20 years ago, when she utilized the grooming and boarding services for her own dogs. Over the years a friendship ensued and a business relationship was formed.
“Having worked with world champion fighters for more than three decades, it is now extremely satisfying for me to work with champions in the pet world," she said. "By being affiliated with Orchard Lake Pet Resort, I get an opportunity to work with dogs in various capacities. Our new slogan says it all. At OLPR every dog is a champion, and they receive the care and attention that every owner expects and appreciates. Just like my fighters were always like family, I feel the same way about pets."
Orchard Lake Pet Resort provides full-service pet care, including hydrosurge therapeutic baths and individual hand-walking. It is a smoke-free environment located at 29229 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield.