I have boarded Lady my "special needs dog" with Mike and Nancy several times and have to say that this negative review is way off base. They are ALWAYS out with the dogs in the play yards. My dog is a sweetie but skittish around strangers. Mike and Nancy immediately picked up on this during our first visit and knew exactly how to approach Lady and make her feel very comfortable. I have NEVER seen Lady warm up to anyone as quickly as she did to them. They asked a lot of questions about temperament, past experiences and I could tell that they were determining which play group to put Lady in because on their excellent understanding of dog psychology. I would never hesitate to leave my beloved, spoiled rotten dog with Mike and Nancy. She ALWAYS comes home a little dirty, somewhat exhausted and extremely happy! The negative reviewer mentioned loud barking several times in their review. Well DUH!...thats what dogs do when they are having fun and being dogs. BOTTOM LINE: If your dog is a pampered pooch then this place definitely is NOT for you. If your dog likes to romp and play with others until falling over completely exhausted and totally happy, then this is the place for you.
I love Bobbi Colorado's Canine Camp, and more importantly, so does my dog! I have taken my dogs there for a couple years now and never had any problems. When my older dog got sick they called my with updates and even took him to the vet for me...they were as concerned as I was. I wasn't able to return early so they did everything possible to make sure he got cared for and recovered. My new dog has been there twice now and received excellent care, lots of supervised play, and even individual training that cured him of a bad habit we had been trying to break him of! The trainer was wonderful and Bobbi and Ken are always fantastic, both are warm and kind and I feel like they really care about the dogs. I have never before had a kennel send me photos of my dog playing while kenneled! I am looking into more training for my dog at Bobbi's as well as supervised play since he is an only dog at home. I highly recommend this kennel!
When I moved to Austin, I knew I would need daycare for my furry son, Murphy. I checked out many places, and settled on Southpaws. Sonya & Tim far exceeded my expectations. They are truly nurturing educators of both pets & parents. Murphy wanted a little brother, so we adopted Liam. As a parent of an adopted human, Sonya insured that each parent was a fit for each of Molly's kidlets just as I was thoroughly checked out for my human son. Tim & Sonya are caring, friendly professionals who truly become involved in your pet's life and education. Unfortunately, we are no longer in the area. Murphy, Liam, and I are Indeed homesick for Southpaws. Each morning was an adventure and my furry sons were so happy to go to school! Both Murphy & Liam made close friends at Southpaws, and Sonya & Tim became family. You will not be disappointed!!!