Boston >Pet Services > Dog Day Afternoons
1011 Harrison Ave, Roxbury, MA | Directions 0211942.331480 -71.080455
Neighborhoods: Lower Roxbury, Roxbury
WOW WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS PLACE SOONER???? – FOUND THIS PLACE A WHILE AGO AND STARTED TO BRING NERO MY ROTTY HERE. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT!!!!! HE IS SUCH A BIG DOG THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF HIM AND SHY AWAY FROM HIM BUT NOT HERE. THE STAFF HERE ARE GREAT AND PLAYFUL WITH HIM AND HE LOVES THE ATTENTION HE GETS. I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO BRING MY DOG HERE OR TO RECOMMEND TO ANYONE ELSE.
My new best friend – How did I ever survive before Dog Day Afternoons? My dog used to stay home all day when I was at work, mope, and look for things to chew around the house. She had access to the yard, but just wasn't happy.
A friend told me about Dog Day Afternoons. She said they would not only take care of my dog during the day, but actually pick her up from my house in the morning and bring her home when I got off work! It's been a win-win: my dog can play all day with other dogs and caring staff members, and it didn't add another errand to my day!
This place makes me sick... – I came upon the last review while searching for a dog walker. I took my dog here for one year 2 to 3 times per week. I got a phone call one day from Nora saying that my dog had sprained her ankle and was at Angell Memorial. (she was a 14 month old lab) When I got there I was told by the orthapedic surgeon that she had broken her leg in two places. The doctor said this injury did not happen from another dog falling on her, that she had been abused by a human. Nora did not pay for the $4000 surgery. She also never called again to check on my dog and what had happened to her at her business. I could go on and on about the situation but you can get the point from the basics. I wish I had posted this sooner as this happened almost two years ago and I am still hearing awful stories about this place.
Dog owners beware! – At first, DDA seemed great- the staff was friendly and seemed knowledgeable about dog care. Our dog came home well-exercised and happy. However, we sent her there for approximately a year, and in that time she was seriously injured twice. The first time they told us that she had cut her side open while chasing along the chain-link fence. Nora (owner) handled this first accident well; she took our dog to our vet and paid the cost of the surgery required to insert a drain and stitch up the cut. With her permission, we inspected the fence and found one spot that looked sharp. She promised us this would be fixed, and the next time we checked, it seemed to be ok. We decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. We know that accidents can happen once, and because Nora had handled the whole thing well and our dog liked going there, we decided to send her back. Four months later, I got a call from a staff member stating that the exact same injury had occurred again, although she wasn't sure exactly what had happened. She could not tell me exactly how our dog had gotten hurt. Meanwhile, Nora was on the way to the vet with our dog. When I spoke with Nora, she said she was at Angell (a great place, but not our vet) because she had called our vet and it was all booked. I called our vet to confirm this, and they said that no one had called to get an appt. for our dog, or any dog needing stitches for that matter. When I asked Nora a second time if she had called the correct vet, she again lied about being turned away. After this second experience in which Nora was barely apologetic and lied, we had no choice but to remove our dog from DDA. We have been doing research and have since heard from others that DDA has had numerous incidents of negligence- other dogs with deep cuts, a dog stolen while in their care, and other issues/injuries. We decided to post because we do not want any other dogs/dog owners to experience what we went through. We do not recommend this business.
Best in Dog daycare Boston – Our dog cannot wait to go to daycare. She attends twice a week; and heaven forbid she misses a day. This is the place to send your dog, if want that personal touch in caring for your dog. The staff is gracious and professional. They make sure the dogs play nice and without incidents. The dogs have plenty of room to play both indoors and out! The business is kept clean. There is not a dog daycare facility in New England to match their exceptional services, amenities and staff.
Editorial Review – Canine day care facility offers a 5,500-square-foot indoor area and an outdoor park. Walking, boarding and transportation services also available.
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