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I have an unruly yet adorable Beagle
named Snoopy that is the light of my life. He is family, my child so to speak - a sentiment that can be appreciated only by fellow dog lovers. Snoopy is a rescue who had a very hard life before we found each other. He was shuffled from place to place and left outside, tied to a tree for weeks at a time.
Anyone who owns or has owned a Beagle knows that they require the attention of their owner regularly. If they don't get it, they howl with a tone that sounds as if they are the saddest most neglected dog in the world.
Snoopy was with me 24/7. There were two reasons for this: the first is that I loved him and wanted him with me. The second is that when I left him alone for any length of time, I would undoubtedly return to a noise complaint affixed to my front door or worse, the police in my driveway investigating a disturbance.
In any case, as much as I would like to take him everywhere I go, there are places and times when his presence is not permitted nor welcomed. Hey, if I had my way, dogs would be allowed in restaurants, but that's me. I love, love, love dogs! They make the world a better place as far as I am concerned.
So, when I found myself needing a caretaker for Snoopy during the day or over the weekend, I searched for a place that I knew would love and care for him in a manner commensurate with dog lovers. I worry about my baby when he is not with me, so to feel that he is as happy, safe and loved with his caretaker as he is with me, is really important to me.
I tried out The Dog Resort because they had excellent reviews and offered a free trial day. I am a busy person so I found their on-line booking system very easy, efficient and conducive to my busy schedule. I filled out the application and reservation forms on-line and received a confirmation within 10 minutes.
I left a message the night prior to Snoopy's daycare trial day because I wanted to know what I needed to bring - having never brought Snoopy to daycare before - I had allot of questions. I was amazed to find my call returned within 5 minutes of leaving a message. It was 11 at night!
Every dog parent thinks their dog is perfect just the way they are. Well, Snoopy is perfect indeed. However, he is also loud, needy and high maintenance. He isn't all that social either. He also has a tendency to mark a place that has other dogs nearby. It is really embarrassing to say the least.
On his first visit to The Dog Resort, he trotted in and proceeded to lift his leg on their wall. To my surprise, they made me feel comfortable about it and quickly cleaned and disinfected the area. There was a love and passion for dogs in the way they operated. I noticed that Snoopy connected with the staff right away and left my side - or should I say - forgot about me- which is unusual.
Anyway, The Dog Resort won Snoopy over from day one and he looks forward to spending time there. He has become more independent and social with other dogs and his manners have improved considerably.
The staff put dogs first. They focus on giving my dog joy and a great experience rather than on getting as much money from me as they can. Their prices are modest and fair and the value and quality of service and care they give Snoopy makes them the best doggie daycare in the world as far as I am concerned.
If you are looking for the best care and experience for your dog for a reasonable price then The Dog Resort is the place to be.
We own a home just a block up from this
'dog resort' and want to warn prospective customers to stay as far away from this place as possible. The cries of distress from the dogs that stay here that we hear on a daily basis tells us all we need to know of the quality of care at this place. We own a dog and would NEVER in a million years even take our dog to walk around in the front parking lot! Dogs bark and cry out for such long periods of time that they lose their ability to even do this after a while. Staff members of the resort yell 'shut up' at these animals constantly. We hear dogs break out in fights daily and even after the staff 'break up' these dog fights the distressed animals just go right back at it.
During the winter months, dogs are left outside for long periods of time in cold temperatures as again we can hear them crying out even at night. As I am typing this right now, I can hear several dogs barking and whimpering---today this has been going on for hours and it is only 10AM. We can also hear the dogs within the facility barking in distress throughout the night. Yes, dogs do bark which we completely understand---but when it is constant, elevated in tone and distressed, this is a source of concern and dog owners considering this place should know this.
Very clean, very professional and respectful people. Calm and responsive to the needs of both dog and owner. Great facilities for day care and overnight boarding.
Good kennel services provided here from day care to grooming, this is the place to go.
Dog gone good. If you love your dog this is the place!!
Awesome. Thank you so much for taking such good care of my black lab. Everyone was awesome.
home away from home. I have been boarding our three dogs since The Dog Resort opened. We are so pleased that we have such a fine place in which to leave our 3 babies, and consider it their home away from home.
Loves his play days!. My one year old Bichon, absolutely loves his play days at The Dog Resort. He has a blast, it's great exercise, and I've noticed a real positive change in his self-confidence and socialization skills. Little dogs rule!!
He vacations too!. My dog has boarded with The Dog Resort twice this year. I love the kennel space and activities available here. It feels great to know when my family vacations, my dog gets to vacation too. We get to interact with different people on vacation while he boards. However, he gets to interact with other dogs while enjoying his vacation at The Dog Resort.
Worst Dog Kennel. We brought our dog to the The Dog Resort for a three day stay while we were on vacation. When we picked him up he was scared, looked thin, smelled horrible and had lacerations on all four feet. We had to take him to the vet and pay vet bills. Mona, the owner, refused to give us any money back from an expensive package we bought and we had to take our dog to another kennel, crown hill vet where we had a very good experience, but in the end had to waste a lot of money on the dog resort. We would never use the dog resort again and we do not recommend them to anyone who wants to keep their dog safe.
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