Doggie Daycare & Motel
- General Info:
- The 1ST DOG boarding and CAT boarding kennel including DOG DAYCARE in the Bozeman. Gallatin gateway. BIG SKY and west Yellowstone areas. Doggie DAYCARE is located AT 421 garnet mountain WAY on 2.2 Acres in Gallatin gateway just 2/10 of a mile OFF HWY 191 for easy access. This is MY 4TH facility and the 1ST facility I was fortunate to build from the ground UP starting november of 2000. I AM the proud owner of the 1ST doggie DAYCARE in SW Montana and YOU CAN read about ME thru this link CC. The owner. MY home sits in the front of the property and is a mere 40 feet from the facility. I would never BE able to drive away AT the END of the DAY and leave them behind. It is 2000 SQ FT of aesthetically pleasing YET comfortable and functional space with an additional 800 SQ FT outdoor partially enclosed play area for inclement weather which opens UP into the large yards totaling over 1 Acre. The dogs have 7 different fenced yards offering over 45.000 SQ FT. They sleep really well after a DAY of play. Group toys are provided. The yards closest to the facility have K9 grass which is a synthetic grass much like what YOU SEE in indoor sports arenas except this is the only synthetic grass that is specifically designed for dogs. ALL pets are housed indoors during feeding. NAP and night time. In traditional kenneling. Dogs are expected to GET a majority if NOT ALL of their exercise in their 'kennel RUN'. The 'kennel RUN' is a term I DO NOT USE NOR DO I USE that space for anything other than relaxing. Eating. Treat chewing. Or sleeping. MY doggie DAYCARE was built on the belief that dogs should exercise in some place other than their motel room or 'living space'. Small spaces 24/7 are meant for prisoners NOT MY 4 legged clients. I think it is important to allow dogs a place or space to call their OWN and NOT have to worry about pecking order 24/7 AS is common in ‘cageless’ boarding. In ANY group of canines there will BE the TOP Dog(s) and the bottom DOG(S). WHY should the TOP Dog(s) have preference to sleeping areas and when and where play time will occur? this should BE a HUGE consideration for YOU AS the PARENT/OWNER when looking for a facility to care for your Dog(s). Here I believe there is a time and place for socializing just AS there is a time and place for personal space opportunity. In the middle of the facility building is a 16’X 24’ (almost 400SQ FT) enclosed play area with access to the outside yards through a clear vinyl strip door to keep heat and cold OUT but SO the dogs CAN come and GO AS they please. I love that they CAN come in if TOO HOT or cold and they love the change of scenery and being able to watch What’s going on ALL the time. Inside the facility pets enjoy AIR conditioning ALL summer long. In cooler weather the heat is radiant SO it flows from a warm floor upwards. This really helps OUR arthritic and older dogs. Surround sound music plays in the facility ALL DAY and night to help soothe and relax everyone. This Also AIDS to block OUT certain noises that make some dogs feel 'on alert'. This CAN BE exhausting to feel SO reactive to every little noise. Start Barking and then everyone else feels the need to GET on alert. Start Barking and then NO ONE CAN rest or digest! throughout the facility there is over 64 SQ FT of natural light from 8 skylights I HAD built into the ceiling. Fluorescent lighting is NOT good for ANYONE'S eyes and I personally DO NOT like that 'cooped UP' feeling when there are NO windows. We are accustomed to having windows in OUR OWN house although this MAY NOT BE the case AT OUR place of work and I have read studies on HOW this CAN affect one's mood. YOU know HOW natural light makes YOU feel. Especially in OUR long winters. Dog's MAY feel the same. It saddens ME to watch a DOG leave a boarding or VET facility and has to squint against the natural lighting AS HE has NOT HAD access to it behind
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (406) 414-6832
CC and the staff at DoggieDaycare have always taken great care of my yellow lab " Jake" and kitty "wheelie". Whenever I call or email the response time is minutes or seconds away. As a person that has delivered wholesale dog food to boarding facilities throughout Montana and other western states DoggieDaycare is the only one that doesn't smell like a kennel. The facility is spotless, soothing music for my kids. A big acre or so play yard for Jake. Two seperate yards for big and little dogs. Lounging area for Wheelie. Whenever I pickup my kids they are happy . Jake comes home and is wore out from all of his play time. Also love the pickup drop room that makes it really easy for late night or early morning flights. Been to a few other facilities in town and would rate DoggieDaycare #1 for overall treatment of animals , cleanliness, and convenience.Thanks CC and Staff. You guys make it easy
Doggie Daycare has always taken the best care of our chocolate lab, ever since 2006. She is always happy and in perfect shape when we pick her up, even after a 2-3 week stay. Our 10 year old cat has been going to Kitty Condos ever since she was a kitten. She loves it there and they give her individualized treatment, letting her out in the common area whenever possible because they know she is such a great cat and never fights or causes any trouble.
Don't usually write reviews, but we have been using Doggie Daycare for well over a decade. We have never had any problems and left our two seven month old shelties with them earlier this month. Our pups were well cared for and conveniently made ready for pickup after returning from a late flight. We have always found CC and Sam warm and competent and will continue to seek their help whenever necessary.
We had a horrible experience here! We left our dog while we went to a family reunion in another State. After a couple of days they called us and said that our dog had bitten one of the handlers and we had to pick him up NOW. What they didn't tell us, is that they had put him out in the yard with a much bigger dog -- unsupervised -- and the two dogs had gotten in a fight! When the idiot handler tried to pull them apart, one of the dogs bit her -- duh!